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Loved In Christ

According to Charles Spurgeon (yes I know I use him a lot, but he was a master with words and his theology is impeccable), we are In Christ - Objects of Divine Satisfaction
He has blessed us in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:6

What a state of privilege! It includes our justification before God, but the term "blessed" in the Greek means more than that. It signifies that we are the objects of divine satisfaction, even of divine delight. How marvelous that we--worms, mortals, sinners--should be made the objects of divine love!
But it is only "in the Beloved." Some Christians seem to be accepted in their own experience-at least that is their apprehension. When their spirit is lively and their hopes bright, they think God accepts them, for they feel so high, so heavenly-minded, so drawn above the earth!  But when their souls cleave to the dust, they are the victims of the fear that they are no longer accepted. 
If they could only see that all their high joys do not exalt them, and…

Two Things Are Needed

To live by faith is to live in Christ, and to live by Christ, and to live for Christ.  This I believe.  My life has been a journey of faith, but not a smooth one.  I have had my ups and downs, and with that successes and failures.  Turning 70 years old should mean one can relax, but I find that instead of sitting back on my merits, I want to press on with a faith life that is actively living in, by and for Christ.  Some scripture to point us towards the "musing" below.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.
Galatians 5:25

 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption.  1 Corinthians 1:30 
 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.


Hebrews 12:14
Once again, Spurgeon wrote an article based on the following notes, so I take no credit for the ideas, but I did re-write some of it to reflect my own thoug…