“There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death” Proverbs 14:12.
Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” Matthew 7:13-14.
“I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me” John 14:6.
Today’s Post is about trusting God, in Christ Jesus, for our salvation.
At the instant of our death, we will be, either covered by His blood in faith, or doomed to pay for our own sins.
No matter how sincere, generous, and loving the heart attitude of an unbeliever might have been, it cannot be accounted for righteousness.
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham BELIEVED God, and it was credited to him as righteousness“ Romans 4:3.
And Galatians 3:6 “…just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness”.
It is only through faith that we become righteous, that is, accepted of God.
Our study today comes from the pages of www.thebereancall.org. Their website was formed under the direction of Dave Hunt for the purpose of encouraging spiritual discernment among those who regard themselves not just as “evangelicals” but as biblical Christians.
ACTS 17:10-11 “Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.”
The Bereans were eager to receive the Word, but they also checked it against what the Apostle Paul taught them in order to see if his teaching was according to the Scriptures.
That is still the way to verify the truth of God today.
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