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Faith alone or Faith & Works

“Eph 2:8-Eph 2:9 NASB For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

This was something I learned about in my teenage years. Justification by faith alone. Faith, however, without works is dead. I still believe firmly that if it isn’t for God’s Grace & His Son’s sacrifice on the cross, I would not be ‘saved’ as it were. He cleanses me.

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Thankful vs Ungrateful?

Ps 107:1-Ps 107:2 NLT Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies.

We have acquired a culture of blame. We are often too quick to blame others for our apparent ill-fates.

Stop and think. Is it really God’s fault or is it your fault. There is no easy answer for age-old questions of natural disasters and suffering from say congenital birth deformities. But there is always another way of looking at things many a times.

It’s just that I think we are into a culture of self-entitlement and blame today.

I try to be thankful for everything….it’s difficult, but I think it makes a whole lot of difference when you try to be thankful even in the worst of times….