Emanna for 08/14/2019

God Being Restricted by His Righteousness

Bible Verses

Psa 145:17 Jehovah is righteous in all His ways, and faithfully kind in all His doings. Rev 15:3 ...Great and wonderful are Your works, Lord God the Almighty! Righteous and true are Your ways, O King of the nations!

Words of Ministry

We are sinners full of transgressions and, therefore, have no thought of righteousness at all. If we wanted to be saved, we would probably use any means possible, whether straight or crooked, good or bad....As long as we can be saved in some way, it is good enough for us. We do not care if the procedure is proper or if the method is right. As long as we are saved, we are satisfied. But we must realize that salvation is not just a matter of us getting saved, but of God saving us. Although we would be satisfied no matter how we are saved, God cannot say that all there is to salvation is getting us saved, without caring about whether the way we are saved is right or wrong....Undoubtedly, God is full of love for us. God wants to save us. But He must do so legally. If He does not save us legally, He cannot save us at all. God's love is limited by His righteousness. God cannot act contrary to Himself and irresponsibly declare that our sins are written off, that everything is fine, and that we can get off free. If God were to forgive us irresponsibly, what law, what righteousness, and what truth would be left in the universe? All of these would be through.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Gospel of God, 1993, pp. 80. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 11/23/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.