"So," they say, "nobody's perfect!"
But the Vinedresser won't buy that.
Given the opportunity, He will trim the unproductive suckers and shape the branches so each one will bask in Sonlight.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Choose Your Parents

          Popular wisdom says you can't choose your parents. Biblical wisdom says you can.
          Galatians 4:21-31 points out the obligation children have to conform to their parents' birthright. A slave's child is born into bondage. A freeman's child is born into freedom. This is the natural law of inheritance.
          But God gives each person the choice of which spiritual heritage he or she will claim. If we choose to live under the law, we are slaves to the law and to sin. If we choose to live under grace, we are slaves only to God and His covenant of grace.
          Everyone has violated some aspect of the law, and as slaves to the law we must suffer the consequences. But as slaves to God and His grace we are free of the law's bondage and its eternal consequences.
          Praise God that we can choose to be born anew of His Spirit!

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