Groaning for God

Romans 8.22, 23 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the...

Promises, holiness and the fear of God

2 Cor 7.1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. A couple of posts ago, we talked about how Jesus is the Amen to all of the the promises of God....

Being good without God

Isaiah 64.6,7 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold...

Blessed Sainthood

The Greek word that is translated “saint” is hagios. Hagios, and its Hebrew equivalent qadowsh, are usually translated “holy”. In Hebrew thought, if a thing is described as holy, the basic idea is that it is different from other things; it is...

Being a "Put On"

In the world, a person who is a “put on” is a phony. To be a “put on” is a saying that is used to describe someone who is trying to be something or someone that they are not. And while that saying may indeed be true in many cases, it obviously is not a term that The...