More Saving, More Doing

Radio advertisements for the Home Depot often end with the motto, “More saving.  More doing.  That’s the power of the Home Depot.”

That’s a good motto.  I have recently been thinking about a Christian modification of that statement.  Perhaps something like, “More saving.  More doing.  That’s the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Consider these verses:

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, this person does not belong to him. But if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also make alive your mortal bodies through his Spirit who lives in you.” (Romans 8:9–11, LEB)

But when the kindness and love for mankind of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not by deeds of righteousness that we have done, but because of his mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we may become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4–7, LEB)

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Author: Daniel

I am a Christian who is seeking to build God's Kingdom.