New Project on Galatians 3!

Hello, everyone!

You will be seeing a post from me soon as part of a little project I’m doing with Ezekiel from The Way, the Truth, and the Life. See this digital conversation of ours as a sort of a preface for this upcoming post:


 

Ezekiel:
so I’ve been considering prayer lately

Elle:
How so?

Ezekiel:
stupid things we ask of God
and how perhaps, while trying to be humble, we actually display a lack of faith

Elle:
Hmmm… Food for thought, at the least
There is definitely a spirit of false humility.

Ezekiel:
for example, God has given us all we need to be holy, insomuch that our lack of holiness cannot be blamed on God for failing to give us what we need to be holy. It’s actually we who are at fault, for failing to make use of God has already given us.
I’ve been thinking along those lines lately

Elle:
Very true, but He is willing to help us get out of our sticky situations simply because of His amazing mercy – but that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

Ezekiel:
indeed
and he does

Elle:
Definitely!

Ezekiel:
in my own prayer life lately, I’ve been seeking to surrender and repent instead of merely asking for for grace to live holier
though I understand that the moment we stop depending on God, we start to fail
just some thoughts 🙂

Elle:
Definitely – after all, the Word tells us to “repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, not “try to live a better life, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

Ezekiel:
exactly
and for so many, Christianity is seemingly a matter of trying to live a better life

Elle:
A holier life comes out of our willingness to repent and humbly surrender before His throne and recognize His holiness.

Ezekiel:
yes, exactly!

Elle:
Yes, and sadly, Christians seem to recognize God’s grace more than His holiness.

Ezekiel:
it’s so easy to be imbalanced
growing up, my idea was that I lost my salvation with my every sin, so I never had any real assurance of salvation. On the other hand, a friend of mine told me that one of his coworkers believes that Hitler was saved because he went to sunday school as a child and probably prayed the sinner’s prayer

Elle:
Wow – definitely opposite extremes there!

Ezekiel:
yup

Elle:
Sunday school isn’t a ticket to the pearly gates…

Ezekiel:
nor are sinner’s prayers
or good works

Elle:
nor is church, for that matter!

Ezekiel:
righto

Elle:
or membership, Bible reading, daily prayers, or any other thing we can see/touch.

Ezekiel:
indeed
which brings us to Galatians 3


Which, in turn, brings us to our posts of Galatians 3 – the plan is to make these posts as independent of each other as possible and see what fuego-packed post we each come up with… Stay tuned for more!

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