Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Profit And Loss

Dr. Ronnie Wolfe

The Purpose Of God

It is the purpose of God in the lives of humans that each one enjoy the fruit of his hands, his work, his aspirations, his careers, etc. That is creation’s blessing. Each product of our own works is to be enjoyed with God’s blessings. Ecclesiastes 2:24 “There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.”

No Spiritual Profit

But there is no spiritual profit in all the aspirations and careers of this world. God will never accept any earthly profit as satisfaction for man’s depravity, his lack of spirituality, his love of the world and not of God. No sins, of which we are all guilty, are expelled by this world’s profit, for we read in Mark 8:36 “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Spiritual Profit

Every person who has spiritual profit has turned from the profit of the world and depends upon the profit that only God has and can give by his grace. 1 John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” Our spiritual profit is not from man to God but from God to man. God in his mercy has sent his Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our profit (grace). Job 35:7 “If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?”

Jesus is righteous, and he imputes that righteousness to every believer in who he is and what he has done for all who come to him by grace through faith, and that is the only profit that we need for salvation. Galatians 3:26 “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

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