Free Will Forgiveness

And forgive us our sin, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.”  - Luke 11:4a The idea of “forgive” here is to send our sins away and not impute them to our account. This is a beautiful picture. Our ledger sheet before God is red with debt.  Forgiveness means that God takes it away and does not hold the debt against our charge.   This text teaches us to ask God for forgiveness as a routine of dependency. It is a humble and dependent spirit... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | 0 comments

The Rule and Reign of Christ

And He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come.” – Luke 11:2   Two primary things jump out of this verse. First of all, we ought to always prayerfully think on Christ’s literal return. The child of God will always have a resonating theme of, “Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” As we know Him more and walk with Him in this spiritual pilgrimage, something inside of us longs for His coming. We know that this world is not our home. We truly desire... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Monday, May 13, 2013 | 0 comments

Completing Grace

I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice, in lovingkindness and in compassion. And I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Then you will know the Lord.” – Hosea 2:19-20   How is God going to take this rebel people, Israel, and draw them to Himself? This is a people who was running after Baal and other idols of the land and even perverted the name of Jehovah by mixing worship of Jehovah with Baal worship. They were a... Read More
Posted by Jeff Noblit at Monday, May 6, 2013 | 0 comments
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