Have a feast, invite friends, but do not neglect to invite those who cannot return the favor or even help themselves.
Tag: justification by faith
Our devotion to the Lord is TO THE LORD. Not so that others can see how good we are. If we focus on the opinions of others like the Pharisees we will receive the same reward they did. Other people think we are good but God does not approve!
Missing the Point
While we are no longer under the law as far as practicing ordinances, tithing, and sacrifices, the moral law of God still abides. And the most important expression of the character of God in the law abides as well – self sacrifice.
The Variableness of Man’s Discipleship
Too many sects of Christianity are judgmental toward God's people and try to hold them to a standard that they themselves are not able to keep (Acts 15:10). Outward conformity to men's standards will never justify us before a holy God.
If we believed that we had to follow every aspect of the law in order to go to heaven, then Jesus has just told us we are all lost! But we know that is not what He is saying.
JESUS Has Done All Things Well
God chose a certain number of people before the world began in the covenant of election. When those elect, by the regenerated spirit given them by God, do good works, we ought to glorify the covenant God of election!