Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The School Of Faith

Are you in the school of faith?

Angels can never enroll in this school. They are in the school of salvation.

"Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that was to be yours searched and inquired carefully, inquiring what person or time the Spirit of Christ in them was indicating when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the subsequent glories. It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look." - 1 Peter 1:10-12 ESV

Angels peer in to look at salvation. It is a marvel to them even though they see God and move easily from Heaven to Earth.

So much is still invisible to us. Grace is still our teacher we just attend a different school.

"For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ," - Titus 2:11-13 ESV

We look to God and wait on someone we can't see with our eyes but He Is someone that we know with our hearts and minds.

School is in session. The cross is our frame of reference and by faith we take it up.

"And he said to all, 'If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?" - Luke 9:23-25 ESV

His cross is our cross. We take up what has been done and God teaches us.

The world has lessons for us also. Shame, guilt and fear are some of it's instructors. You learn to weigh this against that and trust only in yourself. It's lessons are hard and burdensome.

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30 ESV

We have the great privileged to take up our cross today and walk with God believing in what He has already done. There are lessons waiting for us today.

I am eager to see what wonders are about to unfold before my eyes.


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