Greater Grace #3

James 4:7…6a But He gives a greater grace…. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom.

Command #4 – 8a “draw near to God”, repent and seek forgiveness for your personal sins. We draw near to God when we sink the roots of our heart deep into the presence of Jesus in our life.  What separates you from Jesus?

Blessing #3 –  8b He will draw near to you” The Spirit of Jesus comes to live in our life eternally when we are saved. But, when we draw near to Him we experience an increase in our intimate awareness of His presence.

Command #5 – 8cCleanse your hands, you sinners we as sinners have been disloyal to Jesus who died for her sins and need cleansing. How can we return His love with disloyalty? May it never be?

Command #6 – 8dpurify your hearts, you double-minded”  We have been self-centered in our heart and we need to turn our desire to being Jesus-centered and our hearts purified in repentance.

Command #7 – 9a Be miserable and mourn and weep; over decisions, attitudes and actions that oppose and despise God.

Command #8 – 8d“let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy to gloom We laugh at sin today in the USA, but God does not laugh. Our so-called pleasures derived from our desires give us temporary joy, but God is not joyful because He hates our sin, small and large.  The Bible says let your laughter be turned to grief and your joy to dejection for your sins.

Henry Luke

For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here.

 

 

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One Response to Greater Grace #3

  1. Charlie T. Barbour says:

    This is a very very good reading – thank you so much foyou’re sharing this Mr Luke

    On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 10:48 AM My Personal Journey by Henry Luke wrote:

    > H Luke Personal Journey posted: “James 4:7…6a But He gives a greater > grace…. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your > hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Be > miserable and mourn and weep; let your laughter be turned into mourning and > y” >

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