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Drawing near to God

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I wanted to spend more time encouraging the invitation that comes with the promise.

God is with us – yes – and God invites us to draw near to Him.

With forgiveness, coming from the fact that Jesus’ blood was shed for us once and for all, we have confidence in coming into the very presence of God. That confidence comes from a true heart in full assurance of faith knowing that our hearts are sprinkled clean from our sinful conscience and our bodies are washed with pure water.

In light of this, we hold fast to our confession of our hope without wavering because our God who made the promise of being there when we seek Him and drawing near to us because He is faithful.  We in turn consider how we can stir up one another to love and good works, making sure that we do not neglect in meeting together so that we can encourage each other especially in days like we are living today.

The big question involves when we sin deliberately – what happens?

What can we say after receiving the knowledge of the truth – back in the day we would have nothing but a fearful prospect of judgement.  A person who has violated the law of Moses dies without mercy at the testimony of two  or three witnesses, how much worse punishment we will deserve by spurning the Son of God, profaning the blood of the covenant by which we are sanctified, and going up against the Spirit of grace?

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 

I am scaring myself as I write these thoughts down.  It is possible that we become so “buddy, buddy” with God that we forget it matters when we purposefully walk away from our relationship with Him to deliberately sin.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. nopew says:

    Sometimes we need to rattle our complacency. When we think we have no issues we may have them.
    Peace

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“Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emman′u-el” (which means, God with us)." Matthew 1:23 RSV
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