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BY GRACE

We are not saved by following a man or by mimicking someone else
We are not saved by following mans conditions, rules or laws
Nor are we saved by anothers gift or someone else's calling
We are not saved by someone else's beliefs or reasoning
We are saved by His grace

We may learn by anothers actions and follow their example
We may delight in the law of the Lord and meditate in His ways
And be taught by another's beliefs and consider their reasoning
We may rejoice in another's gift, and thank God for their calling
We are saved by His grace

We are not saved by knowing all the mysteries, the expanse of time and space
We are not saved by knowing the Bible, His word for today
Nor are we saved by our efforts, perspiration or will
We are not saved by following creeds, intellect or dogma
We are saved by His grace

So I will not stop seeking His face
I will wonder at His revelation
Search out to see if these things be so
Listen for His still small voice
Commune with Him in private
Pray to Him in the closet
Worship at His holiness
Rejoice at His love
Walk in His steps
Praise His mercy
Love HIM

25 April 2006

References:
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
1Corinthians 1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14

Stephen Share 2006