Wait for the Lord

“Do not say, “I will repay evil”; wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.”
(Proverbs 20:22, ESV)

The Nature of Repentance

It was a rainy Saturday evening in Chattanooga, Tennessee.    I was a college student at the time, and a friend and I were driving around the unfamiliar city.  We were traveling down a hill toward an intersection and the light turned red.  I slammed on the brakes, and because of the conditions my truck spun around.  When we came to rest we were facing the opposite direction.  We had made a 180-degree change of direction.

I think that is an illustration of the Biblical idea of repentance.  Some people seem to do a 360-degree form of repentance.  They spin around completely and then proceed in the same direction.  But repentance is to be a change of direction.  A person who has truly repented will move a different direction than they had previously.

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.” (Matthew 3:8, ESV)

Victorious Living

“Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation.”
(E. Stanley Jones)

Rather, victorious living means FREEDOM FROM SIN FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST JESUS!

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1–2, ESV)