Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Missing Ingredient 1-3-07


God, the covenant, and man – the law in stone was cast.
But broke, all men, the covenant before Moses breathed his last.

A new covenant began, that man might touch the stars.
But man would break the newest one and needed Jesus' scars.

Now what are we to do today? Sufficient is God's grace.
So what ingredient is missing as we sit here in disgrace?

To fulfill God's newest covenant takes more than prayer and song.
And "grace believing's" all and good - but by itself is wrong.

For even demons all believe! In cringing truth, they shutter,
So we've researched 'theology' and other endless clutter.

Has every soul on Earth been saved? Was assurance known by Saul?
Did someone cure his blindness and was his name changed to Paul?

Decision, yes, we had made. Of course our works are dead,
so now upon foundation's rock let's move 'belief' ahead.

God performed His gracious act. It was by Him alone.
By grace, ye are saved through faith. So may our faith be shown.

Faith is the missing ingredient, in God's covenant with man,
from demons, we are separate, completing His full plan.

Do not let Satan deceive you blowing feelings to and fro.
The world grabs for grace alone, but they need faith also.

Remember, Jesus healed the sick. Their faith had made them well.
They then went out and told the world. What stories they could tell!

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
We must throw out all other gods - on Jesus’ name must lean.

©2007 louis gander ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Romans 3: 21-27
21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested,
being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets,
22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe;
for there is no distinction;
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith.
This was to demonstrate His righteousness,
because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed;
26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time,
so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
27 Where then is boasting?
It is excluded By what kind of law? Of works?
No, but by a law of faith.

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