Commentary on "Walking in the Light:
Day 6: Thursday, July 30, 2009
And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (I John 2:17 KJV)
The theme for today's lesson is; Why fix your life on things that are passing away. Fix you life on what is eternal.
In the lesson, the following statement is made: "Pious words and correct doctrines are not enough. Our theology must be lived." This is an example of "wisdom" that sounds good yet introduces a deadly error. Bad theology certainly can blind us to the true salvation message but good theology is intended to bring us to our knees and invite Jesus into our lives. The admonition that "Our theology must be lived." implies that we must do something for our "correct doctrines" to become real, to secure our eternal place with God. In reality, living a 'good righteous Christian life' does not earn us a place in the Kingdom of God.
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. (I John 5:10-13 KJV)
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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Eph. 2:8-10 KJV)
Salvation is by grace through faith. We have been created (made alive spiritually) to do good works, not to gain the life we already have in Jesus Christ our Savior.
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