grace blog

Category: Faith

You really can’t fully appreciate that Romans 3:24 without taking a closer look at the word translated as “freely” in our English bibles. The word, in Greek, is “dórean”. This word literally means “without cause”. So, in this verse, Paul is declaring that we are not only justified freely (freely declared to righteous) but without any particular cause in ourselves as well.
There are so many reasons to live in fear but one very important reason not to. GOD. After all, recent events have taught me two things. One, I have no idea what the future holds for me and my family. I may live another 50 years. I could die tomorrow. The same applies to every member of my family. If I place my faith in my health or anyone else’s, I’m going to be disappointed.
My wife and I used to have two cats. They weren’t exactly lap cats. In fact, they didn’t even want to be near anyone’s lap. They were pretty independent. Every once in a while they would come by for an ear scratching or to let you know that they were hungry.