Obedience To The Faith (Romans 1:5)

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 1:5 (KJV)

Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.

Secure In The Covenant Of His Peace (Isaiah 54:10)

For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Isaiah 54:10 (KJV)

No mistake or shortcoming on our part can remove us from God’s covenant of peace. Knowing this frees us from the condemnation that came with the law, and it reminds us that the foundation for our right standing is never our own performance but the finished works of Jesus Christ. This enables us to grow in our walk with the Lord, and to always become more fully who He has created us to be.

Focus On His Love (John 13:34)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 13:34 (KJV)

The new commandment to love follows us first receiving God’s love for us. It is only when our hearts are saturated by the love of Christ that we have the ability to love others in the way He loves us. Let us focus on the love of God in Christ Jesus, and we will find His love flowing out through us.

Stay Free From The Law (Galatians 5:1)

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.

Galatians 5:1 (NLT)

When we are not deliberate about keeping our focus on Jesus and His finished works, we run the risk of always defaulting back into a performance-based mindset. We are called to stand fast in the freedom from the law that we have in Christ. This is not a freedom to sin, but a freedom to live right. As we are set free from the guilt and shame of not being able to keep the law, the Holy Spirit will now mold and shape us more fully into the image and likeness of Jesus.

Stay Free From The Law (Galatians 5:1)

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.

Galatians 5:1 (NLT)

When we are not deliberate about keeping our focus on Jesus and His finished works, we run the risk of always defaulting back into a performance-based mindset. We are called to stand fast in the freedom from the law that we have in Christ. This is not a freedom to sin, but a freedom to live right. As we are set free from the guilt and shame of not being able to keep the law, the Holy Spirit will now mold and shape us more fully into the image and likeness of Jesus.

The Law Is Not Of Faith (Galatians 3:12)

And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

Galatians 3:12 (KJV)

Anytime we are looking to our works as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith reaches out with boldness and takes what grace has made.

Obedience To The Faith (Romans 1:5)

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 1:5 (KJV)

Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.

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Focus On His Love (John 13:34)

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

John 13:34 (KJV)

Notice that the new commandment to love follows us first receiving God’s love for us. It is only when our hearts are saturated by the love of Christ that we have the ability to love others in the way He loves us. And so the more we focus on the love of God in Christ Jesus, the more will we find His love flowing out through us.

Obedience To The Faith (Romans 1:5)

By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

Romans 1:5 (KJV)

Obedience in the new covenant is obedience to the faith. Rather than trying to live by the law, our obedience is our commitment to right believing. We are obedient when we believe what God says about us which enables the Holy Spirit to work on the inside of us, shaping us more fully into who God has called us to be.