Tag Archive | grace
“Judge not, lest you be judged” has been misinterpreted to mean that no matter what anyone does, we should not judge the behavior. He pointed out that we are not to condemn someone for their sins, lest we get condemned for ours, but that does NOT mean we are not to discern what is right and wrong, or identify certain behaviors as sin.Grace does not mean there is no law and we are free to behave any way we wish. Grace is to lead us to holiness, which is the walking in the presence of God and reflecting his character.
God is the Sovereign Judge of the Human Soul. He gives faith and salvation to those whom he choses, but he does not do so on a whim. He sees the human heart and ‘gives to every one according to his deeds.’ Desiring all to be saved, but knowing not all want to find God… he gives people the destiny of their own choosing.
Tithing is an Old Covenant Law, but rarely mentioned after the Resurrection of Jesus. The New Covenant grace is faith to become a generous giver; not to fulfill a legal requirement of 10 percent.