Optional page text here. The Beast's Lair: Doing The Impossible

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Doing The Impossible

To whom does salvation belong? Scripture repeatedly reminds us that Salvation belongs to the Lord. As certain as we are concerning the reality of salvation, we are equally certain that God and God alone brings about the "light from the darkness." Simply put, no human can save anyone.

Therefore, we find reason to contemplate the very words of Christ as he instructs a new believer named Paul of Tarsus in Acts 26. Verses 15b and 16 say,

"I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me."

Do we find contradiction in the texts? Does God open their eyes or do we open their eyes? As with many of the glorious truths to which we cling, we as believers have to learn to let the Bible speak in all it's glory. Whether we are a new Christian or an advanced scholar, the tendency is to take one clear Scriptural truth and water down another, equally clear Scriptural truth.

The very fact is that God calls us to do what only He can do.

I have been comforted by that thought today. The cross is foolishness to those who are blinded. Only God can make them see. And He does it by using me. And you.


Blogger Kelly Klages said...


God works through means-- simple stuff, simple words, simple people. God working through means never means that what's happening is "unspiritual." This was a huge revelation for me when I was having trouble with regarding these things as being unspiritual (too earthly/physical) or "works-righteousness-oriented." If it's God doing the work, and he says he works through means (like a pastor), let's let him! He does this for our comfort and assurance. :o)

March 29, 2007 5:59 PM  
Blogger Tim Kuehn said...

What else can I say but "amen!"

March 30, 2007 2:47 PM  

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