Our Relationship To God
How Does One Enter The Covenant?
John 3:3-5: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see (as understanding) the kingdom of God. “
Can we boast about it? Certainly not! For only by the grace of God are we even given the opportunity to return to Him! And only by walking continually with Him can we maintain this relationship, “Walking in the light as He is in the Light”! (1 John 1:5-7)
2 Corinthians 3:2-5: “You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.”
Under His grace, by obedience to His commands, we rejoice in His blessings, and live to the fullness of His Word.
Solomon spoke of the joy of being a child of God, and it sounds much the way it should be when we, as Christians, observe the Lord’s Supper, and the way we view the blessings in Christ: Eccl. 9:7,8 : “Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.”
Ah! What Grace! What a feeling of Joy!