Wow, so many folks have got this one all catty-wampus. I will be starting Jerry Bridges’ “Transforming Grace” this week, and I am already eager to share what I learn. In the meantime, I just listened to a great couple of sermons by Jim Binney entitled, “When God Smiles”, which helps to put this in perspective. Here is the link for Part One, concentrating mainly on various aspects of patience. Part Two continues on through the list in 2 Corinthians 6:4-10.
Some valuable ideas from my notes:
- The very ammunition that the devil uses to attack you are the things that bring a smile to the face of God.
- What man values is performance, productivity, fruitfulness…these are absent from this list of what is necessary to be approved by God.
- Jesus looks at what each servant begins with, and compares it with what they end with…no comparison between servants.
- When you’re getting kicked in the rear, it means you are in the lead. 🙂
“To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” Eph 1:6