Another Random Bible Verse

I just  can’t think of anything else to write about at the moment so here’s another random bible verse ……

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 (KJV)

There’s nothing we can do to save ourselves or free ourselves from sin.  Jesus did die for us, all we have to do is believe and keep Gods commandments.  It is true that God wants us to serve one another, but we can’t get into heaven by simply doing good things.

It’s also true that God considers laziness a sin, but working hard isn’t going to get us into heaven.  The work to get us into heaven was done when Jesus died for us on the cross.  What more work could possibly be done?

Having faith isn’t always easy, and every Christian has struggled with it at some point.  It can seem difficult to have faith, but God has never given us any reason or cause to doubt him.

We all do want credit for the hard work we do, but hard work isn’t about boasting or bragging.  Hard work is its own reward.  Jesus never boasted or bragged about any of the work that he did.

Random Bible Verse 2

11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline
or be weary of his reproof,
12 for the Lord reproves him whom he loves,
as a father the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 3:11-12

It can be easy to despise Gods discipline.  It can be easy to despise God when things go bad in our lives.  We need Gods discipline in our lives or Satan will prevail.

When God disciplines us it means that it’s time to repent and ask him for forgiveness.  It also means that we have fallen off God’s path and need to find our way back onto it.

It can be hard to know that God will rebuke us, but he rebukes us because he loves us.  After God is done reproofing, he always pours favor on us and blesses us.

It’s better to be disciplined and punished by God then have to face an eternity in hell.  Gods discipline is not punishment, it’s simply his way of showing us the errors of our ways and bringing us closer to him.