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The gift of Grace is not an excuse to cease from doing – yes DOING what we are commanded to do once we have received salvation. Grace empowers us, sets us free so that we can step out of the ways of this world and be God’s peculiar people, walking in His ways, not a Christianized version of secular ways. Read from Matthew 5 and see who it is who is blessed. These are the righteous who are living by Torah, and being persecuted for it. And the next part of scripture is the one about salt not losing it’s saltyness. What is salt without flavour? It’s like a Christian who has no impact on this world because really, he looks just like the world. But what about the fellow who believes in Christ, and walks just as Christ did, as the Torah teaches us, wow oh wow do we stand out from the world, and wow oh wow are we persecuted for it, with words like “trying to earn your salvation” or “forsaking the gift of grace”, persecuted for the way we look and the way we live and what we believe and what days we keep.
No, I’m not paralyzed by grace, nor have I forsaken the gift of grace, rather, I have been set free to keep the righteousnesss and wisdom that is found in the Torah. Grace has set me free and I am DOING the will of God. "
I love it when I find words from others that mirror my heart and thoughts! Bless you Sombra!