Many followers of Jesus Christ grow weary in the life of faith. We know what kind of holiness God demands of us, yet we fail, sometimes over and over and over again. In this we might be tempted to get discouraged and in extreme cases to give up. But to respond in this way is to miss something important about the life of faith—that it is long. We want quick fixes to our problems—for that lust to go away, for our marriage to be happier, for our children to behave, and for our pride to vanish. But in our pursuit of holiness and purity, we must recognize that few fixes are quick fixes. Overcoming lusts, achieving a happy marriage, seeing obedient children, and humbling ourselves all take time. So we must use caution in growing impatient with ourselves and with others. God is at work, and He is using His Word to accomplish that work. Trust Him! That is what the life of faith is all about anyway.
Sunday at Liberty
- SS: Josh De Leon–Overcoming Opposition in Evangelism
- AM: Dr. Roy Beacham–Psalm 119:9-16–The Path of Purity (sermon notes)
- PM: Josh De Leon–Psalm 119:161-168–Those Who Love Your Law Have Peace