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Basking in the Benefits

From the February 1, 2009 edition of Tabletalk

Q. What are the benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification? 

A. The benefits which in this life do accompany or flow from justification, adoption, and sanctification, are, assurance of God’s love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end.

(Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A 36) 

Many of us take for granted how wonderful it is to place our heads on the pillow at night and know deep down inside that it is well with our souls. There are other times when our minds are much noisier and we cannot sleep. Life’s troubles seem like they will overwhelm us. There are those frightening moments when doubt comes rushing in like a flood. We question whether or not we are Christ’s, or ever were. At other times we worry that we may have done something that will cause Christ to cast us away.

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Reader Comments (5)

Thank you for that encouragement! It is a joy to be reminded of God's faithfulness and grace.
January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCommitted Christian
Good writing, as always. And of course a message that the world always needs even when it doesn't like it or think so. Just read a bunch of Buddists commenting on the arrogant pontificating of Brit Hume to say that Tiger Woods needs Jesus. Maybe it shouldn't have been said on-air, but it was not "unAmerican", as one comment said. Of course if Christianity weren't unique( and true) then it wouldn't matter which faith or religion one chose. But it is different, it says that you can never ever win heaven on your own because you have sinned and will daily increase your guilt. Christianity is exclusive and dogmatic( a bold thing in this day), but open to any that will believe the Gospel. Peace with for the realist.
January 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Vader
Shared this article on Facebook. It's what Christmas is all about!
Happy 1st Day of Epiphany! I'm baking King's Cake in honor and serving ham(as is appropriate to honor Epiphany) "a light for revelation to the Gentiles" ! =)
January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Vader
Susan Vader:

Check out and their great stuff on the Epiphany season.

You'll really enjoy it. It is a great website.
January 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
Thank you Mr. Cadle. I'm enjoying the website=)
January 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Vader

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