3.29.2018

The best place to be.

As long as thou and thy sins are at peace, God and thy soul must be at war. - Spurgeon

The Christian who has stopped repenting has stopped growing. - A. W. Pink

Praise God that He did not leave us to fight the battle of sin alone!
Though we are fully justified by the blood of Jesus Christ - 
forgiven for every sin the day we are saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit -
the process of sanctification is a lifelong process.

A daily choice to choose the Savior over sin.
A daily choice to surrender everything, including ourselves, to the Lord.
A daily choice to walk in obedience rather than rebellion.

The best part?
We never have to do so alone!

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, 
He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
John 14:26

When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, ...
 John 16:13

And then - He did even more!
He gave us each other.

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, 
leading you to fall away from the living God. 
But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” 
that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin
For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
As it is said, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
Hebrews 3:12-15

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!
Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone?
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—
a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 3:9-12

Thank You, Lord, for the gift of Your Word, the gift of the Holy Spirit, the gift of prayer, and the gift of the body of Christ. Each one is valuable, necessary, and profitable as we pursue holiness, seeking to look less like ourselves and more like You every day. Make us at war with our sin so we can be at peace with You ... for there is no better place to be.

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