Leading the Church
Sin is missing the mark that our Lord has for us. Sin is a violation against God and His people. It was a Greek archery term.
True Sanctification (His Part) is surrendering ourselves entirely to the Holy Spirit, to have His way working in us. Consecration (our part) is being (Gal. 6:14) dedicated to God's service!
Righteousness is defined as conformity to God's Law, both from our heart and deeds, inside and outside. Faith is the instrument for Righteousness but not the cause. Christ is the cause.
Repentance is the result of the acknowledgment of what Christ has done, and not the cause of Christ giving you grace.
Are you pleasing God or yourself? Is your heart seeking reconciliation or alienation?
The world may see pride as a sign of respect and dignity, a sign that our worth as human beings is supreme, But....
A paradox is an apparent contradiction that under careful study reveals a deeper truth.
Here is the answer to the question...
We must have a firm, forward and moving commitment and trust in His work...
Providence is the doctrine that gives us the knowledge and comfort that God is sovereign, and thus, He is in control. We are not mere rats in a meaningless maze, where there is no divine plan or purpose.