Friday, November 27, 2020

God's love produces hope, joy and peace


As I finish my reading of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians, I find this brilliant conclusion to this treatise of God’s grace to broken humans.


“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope”.        Romans 15:13


Instead of instilling fear of the future and gloom in the present, Paul presents the outcome of the good news to be -  filled with hope, joy and peace. In our sad, sick, suffering world, this is only possible by God working for us, His Holy Spirit working in us and Jesus Christ coming again.

Our God is a blessed (happy) God. For those who trust, rest and hope in Him, we too are blessed.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

What God has done - Romans




In my recent studies in the Bible book of Romans, I have noted many distressing details of the human condition. In answer to these sad situations I observe God intervening with mercy, grace and love. The conclusion of this section ends with a brilliant note of worship:-


“For of Him, and through Him, and to Him,

 are all things.

To Him be the glory unto the ages.  Amen”  Romans 11


This is not the end of what God does for and in a believer, but it is a brilliant interlude of praise.



John McKee