Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Just Grace or More?

 21For if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you either. 22Therefore, consider God’s kindness and severity: severity toward those who have fallen but God’s kindness toward you — if you remain in His kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off. 23And even they, if they do not remain in unbelief, will be grafted in, because God has the power to graft them in again. 24For if you were cut off from your native wild olive and against nature were grafted into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these — the natural branches — be grafted into their own olive tree?
There are those that say that once we are "grafted in" , there is no more for us to be doing. While it is true that we are "saved" by grace and it is grace alone, the Bible does seem to give us directions on what we are to be doing in our lives as we show our obedience to God!

However, it seems also that many are content to not pay too much attention to anything the Bible says about what we are to be doing and are content.
They go to a building week in and week out and are content with the songs they sing and the talks they hear and figure it must be right cause the "preacher" said so.
It seems there ARE some things we are to be doing.  Otherwise why would the Bible have warnings like the one above about being cut off , and not being spared?

I mean the Pope said all you have to do is "do good".  Not sure what that means but it sounds good and while I believe you should do "good" , I also believe there is more to it than JUST that.  Just cant seem to put my finger on it to be able to verbalize what it is.

 Is it ALL by Grace and Grace alone, or are there things we are to be doing and should be doing in our daily lives?

What do you think?

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