What the Bible says::::Issue 7

Hello all. So it's been a few days since my last post. I need to remind myself not to post when a little bit upset about a certain situation, but if I can't scream at the person and can't shake some sense in them, then what am I to do? Blog about it without calling names. That is what I can do. It helps to clear my mind when I write. Now on to today's subject.

Colossians 1:23 says If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

There are 4 things here that I see in this verse. They are the conditions of the blessings that deal with verse 22 of Colossians Chap. 1. You see in verse 22 He was in the flesh and took atonement for our fallen manhood. He took on our true manhood and died a death meant for us. He in his manly flesh and not his spiritual body took on our sins. So that He could present us as holy in front of God his father. We are made perfect in Christ, in God's sight. 

Back to the blessings. Verse 23 states.
  • Continue in the faith.
If we continue in faith and not falter and stay grounded in it we would be presented unblameable to God.  We have to continue to lead a life of a Christian. Not just read the gospel but live it to.

  • Continue grounded in the faith
We as Christians need to stand on a firm foundation. As stated in Ephesians 3:17

  • Continue settled in the faith
The Greek word hedraios is used in this verse and means sitting, seated; steadfast, firm. So in other words we need to be firm like a foundation that is built upon a rock. Strong and not able to be moved by man. Resting on the eternal truth of the gospel. We are to go on believing. True saving faith is that you keep on believing and keep the same belief that you had to begin with in Christ.

  • Be not moved away from hope
Not be moved away from our hope by sin. Do not let the allure of sin take us away from our hope. Sin can carry you farther than you want to go. Do not be a temporary believer. Coming and going from your faith allows sin to creep in. Anchor yourselves to that which has the promises of eternal life.

If you stand strong and hold to your faith, be grounded and settled, and be not moved, you will find the blessings of eternal life in HIM. You have eternal life because Christ is in you 1 John 5:11

Romans 11:28,,, God's gifts are without repentance.


Comments

  1. Amen! People like to overcomplicate things when it comes to Gods grace, but it is what it is, and its sufficient and amazing in every single way! Thank you for your studies and for sharing your wisdom with everyone out there! Love you!!!

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