Pristine Grace

So Walk Ye in Him
by Darvin Pruitt
So Walk Ye in Him

    How often I hear the foolish criticisms of men talking about the old hypocrites down at the church. They won’t join in our rallies, participate in our demonstrations, or join in our protests. We are actively engaged to reform our society and yet they stand idle with no concern. We post the Ten Commandments on a sign in our parking lot but we never hear the old hypocrite mention them. I suppose to natural eyes we do seem a paradox and perhaps even a bit hypocritical. “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned." (1 Cor. 2:14)

    Believers do not walk as other men walk; they walk by faith. Faith is a spiritual gift and sees what natural eyes cannot perceive. Faith sees that in this flesh dwelleth no good thing. Faith sees the obedience of Christ as the end of the law for righteousness. Faith sees the sufferings and death of Christ sufficient to atone. Faith sees the glorious name of God propitiated in the person and work of Christ: How God can be just and justify all that believe on Christ. Faith receives from Christ an understanding of grace, mercy, kindness, love, and desires those qualities to be their own. Faith sees in Christ all it needs, all it desires, and all that God requires.

    This is the washing of regeneration and the renewing of the Holy Ghost, Paul speaks of in Titus 3. It is my one desire as your pastor to communicate to you this one thing. “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.” (Col. 2:6)