UNDER THE DOMINION OF ANOTHER POWER
“I can say to myself that not only am I no longer under the dominion of sin, but I am under the dominion of another power that nothing can frustrate However weak I may be, it is the power of God that is working in me” Jerry Bridges (ref#244, p70).
“God’s strong hand is on you; [l]ive carefree before God; he is most careful with you” (1 Pet 5:6-7 MSG).
“[L]et yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life” (1 Pet 1:13-16 MSG).
“[H]e’s a good Father. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living” (1 Pet 1:17 MSG).
“Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God”(1 Pet 1:18-21 MSG).
“The more vile we are in our own eyes, the more precious he will be to us” John Newton (ref#322, p128).
“Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1 John 3:18 ESV).
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthy in you” (Col 3:2-5 ESV).
“’Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul’ (1 Pet 2:11). We do not receive our sanctification and are then delivered from these things. No; he tells us to abstain from them and to keep ourselves from them” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Jan 27th).
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” (1 Pet 4:10-11 ESV).
“Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly” (1 Cor 13:13 MSG).