Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday, September 18th

Today's reading from the Chronological OT/NT Reading Plan is Isaiah 20-22 - Ephesians 5:1-16

Our NT passage is a reminder, once again, that the way we act is a testimony to what we really believe.

If we are truly Christians, we will live differently than non-Christians.

If we truly recognize our own depravity and that our salvation comes by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ alone, then are lives will bear witness to that belief.

What we truly believe, dictates how we act. How we act, illuminates/betrays what's in our hearts.

If you are a new creature in Christ, act like one.

Yes, we will make mistakes. We are not perfect. But we are called to be.

So, how does that work?

By the strength of God alone. And I think that's why God commands us to be holy as He is holy, to be perfect as He is perfect. Because He knows we can't. So that we will know we can't. So we will know that we can do nothing without Him. So that we will rely on Him and Him alone. And He will be glorified.