Fishers 224  

A Line From Us

In Isaiah 29:13, God castigated Israel for her insincere professions of faith: “this people draw near with their words and honor Me with their lip service, but they remove their hearts far from Me, and their reverence for Me consists of tradition learned by rote”. It is easy to mouth off confessions memorised word-perfect, it is another thing altogether to reverence God from our hearts.

False and True Confessions is a sobering reminder that not everyone who confessed, “I have sinned” truly repented and were forgiven by God. Some of those unforgiven made quite a show of their confession, but God’s omniscience saw right through to their hardened hearts and rejected them.

 

 

For those who are truly saved, the salvation of God is indeed marvellous. Our Great and Glorious High Priest and And Leap, Ye Lame, For Joy! give two perspectives on the wonders of God’s saving grace. To complement these, From Self-Fulfillment to Self-Denial and Living for Jesus are two stories of sinners who have personally experienced that amazing salvation in their lives. The Outcome of the Samaritan Woman's Encounter with Christ gives us another example of how a converted person eagerly spreads the good news to her friends and as a result, many come to know the Lord.

Finally, Confessing Our Sins to One Another teaches that a genuine confession of sin before God should flow into a confession of sins one to another, resulting in reconciliation of relationships within the household of faith. This further displays the glories of the Gospel in the daily lives of the redeemed.

 

 

- The Editor

 

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