”Those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son.”
The desire to be more like Jesus is something that all Christians experience but few ever feel like they are achieving. By this time shouldn’t I at least be getting close? Is it possible that I am not trying hard enough? Is God as frustrated with my failures as I am? What if my next train-wreck is the last straw for Him?
Unless we remember that justification precedes sanctification and that both are the work of God in and for us - the Sermon on the Mount can leave true believers feeling hopelessly discouraged.
I hope you will all join me for more on this in The Sermon on the Mount - Part III
Pastor Dan Cormie