A Little Time With The 1689: Day 180

Day 180 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 5. “The will of Man is made perfectly, and immutably free to good alone, in the state of Glory only.” Scripture Lookup Ephesians 4:13 Reflection “It’s only for a season.” This advice I have read numerous times, given to frustrated moms of little ones. While seemingly stuck…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 179

Day 179 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 4. “…yet so as that by reason of his remaining corruptions he doth not perfectly nor only will that which is good; but doth also will that which is evil.” Scripture Lookup Romans 7:15,18,19,21,23 Reflection Ah, the struggle. Changed by Christ we are free to will and…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 178

Day 178 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 4. “…and by his grace alone, enables him freely to will, and to do that which is spiritually good;…” Scripture Lookup Philippians 2:13 Reflection When Christ converts us and frees us from the stranglehold of sin, we no longer automatically want to do wrong. Our inclinations now…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 176

Day 176 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 3. ” …is not able, by his own strength, to convert himself; or to prepare himself thereunto.” Scripture Lookup Titus 3:3-5 John 6:44 Reflection Lying on the floor, an elderly woman called out to her emergency alert system: “I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!” That tv…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 175

Day 175 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 3. ” …so as a natural man, being altogether averse from that good, and dead in Sin,…” Scripture Lookup Eph. 2:1,5 Reflection People, in their corrupted, fallen nature, do not want to be saved. The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. It…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 174

Day 174 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 3. ” Man by his fall into a state of sin has wholly lost all ability of Will, to any spiritual good accompanying salvation;…” Scripture Lookup Romans 5:6, 8:7 Reflection When Adam and Eve sinned, they plunged humanity into a state of sin and misery. As a…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 173

Day 173 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 2. “…but yet was mutable, so that he might fall from it.” Scripture Lookup Genesis 3:6 Reflection Adam and Eve were righteous. They knew God’s law, loved it, and were able to keep it. They had open and unashamed fellowship with God and each other. Their interactions…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 172

Day 172 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 2. “Man in his state of innocency, had freedom, and power, to will, and to do that which was good, and well-pleasing to God;…” Scripture Lookup Ecclesiastes 7:29   Reflection There was a time when man freely chose to do good, and was capable of doing it.…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 171

Day 171 Of Free Will. Chapter 9, Paragraph 1. “God has endued the will of man with that natural liberty and power of acting upon choice, that it is neither forced, nor by any necessity of nature determined to do good or evil.” Scripture Lookup Matthew 17:12 James 1:14 Deuteronomy 30:19 Reflection Reformed folks believe…

A Little Time With The 1689: Day 54

Day 54 Of God’s Decree Chapter 3, Paragraph 1. “… nor is violence offered to the will of the creature, nor yet is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established;…” Scripture Lookup Acts 4:27,28. John 19:11. Reflection Asked to lead my college Bible study group, I chose to work through…