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Grace… Abraham or Lot Style

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Grace is the mother and nurse for holiness not the apologist (defender) for sin.
Do you want to be Abraham or Lot?

We are saved by grace and none of our works can bring us righteousness yet, on the foundation that Christ has laid for us what are we building on it?

Do not say because you are saved through grace, you are going to flirt so close to sin and expect to come out unscathed.

Abraham and Lot both righteous men through grace (Romans 4:2) (2 Peter 2:7-8), while Abraham moved away from sin by precisely going in the direction God called him, Lot saw an easy solution, lush cities and figured he could flirt so close to sin and not get burnt.

The result, Lot barely escaped and in the process lost his wife, while Abraham lived in abundance.
Which righteous man do you want to be? As one escaping through the flames (worthless work that will not stand the test) or as one whose works passes through the fire yet come out refined.

Sin is deceitful, it will cost you more than you are willing to pay, grace or no grace.

1 Corinthians 3:10-15

By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames.

Romans 3:31

Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

Romans 4:2

If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.

2 Peter 2:7-8

and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)—

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One thought on “Grace… Abraham or Lot Style

  1. Reblogged this on Ramblings of a muse and commented:
    Loving this!

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