Where is the Precedent?
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. What is the precedent? Man is a sinner and that sin originated in the garden of eden. That’s the precedent.
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love toward us, kin that while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us. What is the precedent? God sent Jesus to be born of a virgin and live on this earth and then go to the cross giving the ultimate sacrifice for our sinful condition and Jesus defeated death, hell, and the grave to give us hope of eternal life in glory. God’s demonstration of His love for us by giving His Son is the precedent.
Romans 10:9,10 – That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. The precedent is “we must believe and confess” for life change and eternal life in heaven. That it the precedent for eternal life in heaven.
Romans 10:13 For whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved. The precedent for the lost person is we have to call upon God for our new life in Christ. That is the precedent.
Do you get it? In reality, we must all adhere to the teachings of God’s Word as our precedent to truly receive all of God’s promises. Eternal life, abundant living, vibrant witness, etc.. GOD IS THE PRECEDENT!!! God in His great love has been reaching out to us since the beginning of time and He set His pure truth as the precedent. A pure truth that must be followed and confirmed by action on our part. That action is realizing we are sinners, realizing that God loves us, realizing that Jesus died for the penalty of our sins, realizing that we must believe by faith and confess our sins to the Lord for our salvation, believing that God’s plan for our life is better than ours by following the Bible, and then living that life. Our faith is not unprecedented. Our faith is VERY PRECEDENTED!!
Prophets foretold it and it happened and is still happening as God’s Word is revealed in the reckless world we live in. There is nothing new under the Son. God created this world, He created us, and now He reaches out to us with pure truth. His Word is new and fresh every day, but His Pure Truth isn’t anything that hasn’t already been in place since the beginning of time. A thinking person would start to realize that God really is all in all and the I Am. A thinking person would start to evaluate who they are following and what is pulling their chain. A thinking person might consider that this world and the great thinkers of this world are truly ignorant when compared to God’s wisdom. That great thinker would suddenly realize that without God there is no hope, but with God there is freedom and pure hope. The only thing really in life that is unprecedented is man’s ignorance to the pure truth of God. We see that lived out daily in the news and it should be no surprise that the world’s temporal attempt at living life to the fullest is most miserable when built on our own weak reasoning from brains that are tainted at best. So, if you are coming from a human reasoning on a worldly foundation, your continued lack of wisdom in choosing Christ over the world IS unprecedented and it is now time to change your thinking. There is power in God’s Word only….Not mans’ words. Read it and weep, and after weeping turn your life over to the only hope we all have for peace. Turn it over to God….
The Pilgrimage continues…