Throughout the Bible, a true and right confession, that being a profession of Christian, is weighed against the reality of authentic, not perfect, obedience to the One Who’s name we are connecting ourselves. For a true confession results from the overflow of authentic regeneration (conversion if you will); true obedience, and a growing desire to be such a person, flows from the authentic regeneration, which causes a right confession and a growing boast in “knowing and understanding” Him (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
Now if you do not believe me, that is fine, but let me urge you not to be worked up over me. Rather, take your opinions, your thoughts, your beliefs, and argue these with the “Author and Perfecter” of the faith. For He is the Word made manifest (John 1:14). Would you consider the verses below? Would you start with these few? Would you read and pray? Would you put your confession in the mirror of God’s Word?
- John 3:36
- Luke 6:46-49
- 1 John
“And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:17
What is the will of God? What is the practice of righteousness?
Could it very well be the greatest two commandments? Are these not the “pinnacle” of the will of God? Are they not what and where our “practice” ought to begin?
And yet, we have never even for a minute, been able to keep either of these commandments.
May we look unto Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith alone (Hebrews 12:1-2, in context of chapter 11).