Today, we will be tempted to doubt our salvation. We will take our eyes off of Jesus Christ alone, and find ourselves with diminishing assurance that all is well with our soul.
For example, we will look at our actions with the intent of proving we are growing in holiness. However, the more we look at ourselves in comparison with God’s Law, our awareness of sin will only grow and not lessen. We will read God’s Word, examine our conduct, compare the two, and be reminded again of our falling short. It will not take us long to recognize we are not loving God supremely and thoroughly. We also will see that we do not love acceptably our brothers.
Then we will hear someone say, “Well, goodness is a matter of the heart.” At first, such sentiment will appear to apply some healing balm to our troubled soul. However, after careful examination of our affections…
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