As we continue on with the Genesis of the Gospel, I want us to see that the gospel deals with … More
Paul could rejoice in his suffering because his suffering was temporary just as all other earthly tools. Yes, suffering was a tool. Paul rejoiced in his suffering because it was useful as a tool for the sake of the body—the church.
We cannot be completely pure in this world, but wouldn’t it be great to be as close to it as possible? God enables us inwardly by giving us new desires and new ways to work out the inward salvation so that it also affect how we act.