My project results Ė part 3 of 6
God taught me he has made me righteous and has set me free from sin.
Because I have died, I have been set free from sin.
(see Romans 6:7, Romans 6:22)
No one born of God commits sin; for God's nature abides in him, and he cannot sin because he is born of God. (1 John 3:9 RSV)
God has sent the spirit of his son Jesus into my heart (see Galatians 4:6)
Godís love has been poured into my heart (see Romans 5:5)
I have the mind of Christ. (see 1 Corinthians 2:16)
I donít have to fight sin. My old nature is gone. I am not a sinner. I am a saint. I cannot sin because Godís nature abides in me. I have been made righteous so I can live doing what is right.
God first told me I would live forever. Then he reassured me how I would live. The old sin nature is gone. I am a new creation. I have received the same righteous nature as Jesus.
An apple tree only produces apples. An apple tree doesnít have to struggle not to bear oranges. Likewise, a good tree can only produce good fruit. (see Luke 6:43-45)† I am now a good tree. I can only bear good fruit. And God now richly rewards me for doing that good which is now my new nature!
For he [God] will render to every man according to his works: to those who by patience work good, seeking for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury. There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, but glory and honor and peace for everyone working out the good, the Jew first and also the Greek. For God shows no partiality. (Romans 2:6-11)
No one is good but God alone. (Mark 10:18b RSV)
working out the good Ė it literally means working out God
work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2:12b-13 RSV)
fear and trembling is a reference to Psalm 2.
Serve Jehovah with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you perish (from) the way (Psalms 2:11-12a INT)
The desire in you to seek God, to abide in the word, to do the right thing, to sing praises to God, to thank God Ė that is God at work within you. Do those things. Love the word of God. Love Jesus. And you will see your salvation.
For the kingdom of God is righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit; he who thus serves Christ is well-pleasing to God and approved by men. (see Romans 14:17-18)
What did God most want me to know? I will live forever doing what is right because I am like Jesus. How very wonderful indeed! Thank you, God!