Hey y’all! Hope your weekend has been great! Yesterday was just a plain ol’ happy day. Great sermon, yummy lunch, amazing weather, a grand photoshoot adventure, and awesome friends to hang out with. 🙂
There’s a super long and high railroad bridge about 25 minutes away that we went and took pictures on. It was so windy! I’m sorry for posting my chevron skirt twice in a row- It’s a favorite! Here’s what I wore to church:
This week’s sermon passage was Romans 2:25-3:4 where Paul is still emphasizing the darkness of our hearts and how utterly depraved we are. When our hearts grow cold in the faith, we dilute the doctrine of original sin which always leads to a distortion of the doctrine of salvation. We must go through the darkness and weightiness of viewing our sin to see the light. We can’t just be “good people”, count our church membership as a guarantee of heaven, and/or assume we are saved. Paul sets us straight in this passage– we must understand our need of a Savior!
Verses 1-4 are arguments Paul knows his readers have regarding the value of actual circumcision since it is a matter of the heart as he had said in 2:29. “Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?” His answer is, “Don’t question God.” The premise of these questions (“What advantage has the Jew? What if some of them were unfaithful?”) are right, but we must be very careful in how our logic flows so we don’t reach the wrong conclusions. “Let God be true though every one were a liar”. God does not change, and we must hold to the unchangeable truths of God. Don’t question Him, question your conclusions if they compromise His attributes. 🙂 There is no good in us, and the Lord’s faithfulness should never be questioned.
Hope you have a fantastic week! What kinds of crazy places has the quest for a great picture taken you? How was your Lord’s Day? I love reading your comments! Wish I could reply to them all. 🙂 Blessings!