But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (James 1:14–15, KJV) James describes for us in very vivid terms how sin operates or its “mechanism of action.” He carefully
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him (Genesis 5:24, KJV) What an amazing scripture above! Enoch walked with God. And the next phase is most astonishing, “and he was not; for God took him.” Enoch did not die like the others who were listed before and after him. While
I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory (Isa. 46:13 KJV) Righteousness is a precious gift we have in Christ. It took a completely different turn in the New Testament when the focus suddenly shifted
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more (Jn. 8:11 KJV) One beautiful day in Jerusalem, a strange event took place. A man and a woman were caught in the very act of adultery. The woman was brought to Jesus from the bed
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him (2 Cor. 5:21 KJV) The verse above tells us how the Father made His Son Jesus to be sin for us who knew no sin. This is an astonishing scripture.
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank (Dan. 1:8 KJV) Daniel was amongst the captives from Judah that were taken to King Nebuchadnezzar’s palace to stand before the king. The King gave instructions to give Daniel
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets (Rom. 3:21 KJV) The book of Romans teaches us about a kind of righteousness called the “righteousness of God” which has been given as a gift to the believer in Christ. This righteousness is without the
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them.. (2 Cor. 5:19 KJV) Our salvation remains a marvel to the angels and an eternal awe-striking thought for humanity. What God has done to the sin of lost humanity, and the gift of righteousness that has been