September 1, 2023
The enemy of our soul must find it very annoying when we are so immersed in the new life, the born again life, the ever-living life, that we overcome sin by sheer neglect. We are so busy living the God-life that we forget to sin. That is some glorious Christian living that, unfortunately, we seldom see because we are busy trying to behave and reform the old nature. Thus, all of the attention is on us rather than on God.
Many years ago, a named Ezekiel, said that God would put His Spirit in the people and cause them to do His will. He used the word “cause” because the inner life, the God-righteous life within, wells up and bubbles over. Trying to work from the outer to the inner is like trying to nail down Jell-O. You will be busy until your dying day just trying to be a decent human being - working at things like forgiving, loving, and just all around decent things.
I know what some of you are thinking. Modern theology says that we are mostly “good” people. A man once tried to flatter Jesus by calling Him “Good Master.” Jesus corrected him and said, “...Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God” (Mark 10:18). Yes, that is in the Bible!
There is a NEW life to live. I experience bits and pieces of it. It’s a good life. It’s a holy life. It’s the life of God flowing through us. There is assurance and peace there.
I’ll say it again, It’s a good life.
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