Thursday, January 12, 2023

Two extremes to each elements of our faith


Two Extremes to Each Element of Our Faith

There are two sides or two extremes to each element of our faith; For example, you can be overconfident in your faith, believing that you are saved long ago, that you are entitled to everlasting life, and you are not worried about your salvation with the Lord Jesus at all.  You believe that there is nothing that you can do to lose your salvation, there is noting that you can do to make God love you more or less, and you are convinced that you can live life however YOU want because God has to let you into His Kingdom.  But on the opposite end of the spectrum are those of us who are very insecure about our faith, every day we are wondering if we are saved, every day we are wondering if God loves us and if He approves of us.  There are errors to BOTH sides!  The side to being over confident of your faith leads to PRIDE, arrogance, not working your salvation out with God, not worrying that you are actually sinning.  And if this is you, you need to go and REPENT before the LORD, because being prideful or arrogant or so secure about your faith that you don’t work out your relationship with God can be VERY damning.  MANY Christians fall into this category and they will find themselves in HELL in the end because they NEVER TRULY REPENTED.  But again on the opposite side of the spectrum, if you find yourself falling into depression, if you find yourself always worrying that God doesn’t love you, then also that is something you need to address with Jesus, because He DOES offer forgiveness for us quickly, when we have a right heart, and He DOES give us the security we need through the HOLY SPIRIT.  That is why the Holy Spirit is called the Comforter, because He comforts us when we are right with Him.  Make sure you just work out your relationship with Jesus and don’t fall to either of the extremes.  Rather walk the straight and narrow path with Jesus and know that He is your guide, He is your protector, and he is your ever-present help in the times of trouble.  He is worthy to lead you and guide you.  He is our salvation.  May the grace of Jesus be with you.