Some folks might look at the first part of this title and think that it is promoting greediness and selfishness. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The concept of using our intellect and physical abilities to work and increase our resources is found in the earliest origins of the world.
“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” (Phil. 4:12). We have all read this and heard it all our lives, however, if you are like me, you misinterpreted the real meaning.
Redemption is an idea that permeates much of modern American Christianity. We see Redeemer Church and we sing hymns about being redeemed. But what does redemption mean? I mean really. Do we understand the challenge of being “bought or purchased” from our sin?
I once heard it put this way from Jerry Bridges: “Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.” Never underestimate God’s ability to be able to shower you in his grace.