We are not saved by obedience, but it is clear by Jesus' teaching here that true saving faith will produce obedience. Notice phrases like, "the one who does the will of my Father" and "everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them". Good stuff to think on prayerfully. For our own hearts and the hearts of those around us who need to hear the truth. The most unloving thing we can do is to allow decieved friends and family to go to hell without saying a word.
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“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” - Matthew 7:21-27
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Lord, give us wisdom and courage, put your Words in our hearts and on our lips. Let us love you and the souls around us more than we love human approval. Strengthen your Church. (Pray this with me today)
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  • abiding_womanWe are not saved by obedience, but it is clear by Jesus' teaching here that true saving faith will produce obedience. Notice phrases like, "the one who does the will of my Father" and "everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them". Good stuff to think on prayerfully. For our own hearts and the hearts of those around us who need to hear the truth. The most unloving thing we can do is to allow decieved friends and family to go to hell without saying a word.
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    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” - Matthew 7:21-27
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    Lord, give us wisdom and courage, put your Words in our hearts and on our lips. Let us love you and the souls around us more than we love human approval. Strengthen your Church. (Pray this with me today)
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    #abidingwoman #shereadstruth #shesharestruth #lampandlight #lifelivedbeautifully #womanoftheword #wellwateredwoman #hopespoken #womenlivingwell #gritandvirtue #reformedtheology #Biblicalspirituality #byHisgracealone #soliDeogloria

  • yummy_peasAmen sister. These thoughts and scripture have been on my heart as well.
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