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  1. this is so touching because God wants to save us not have us lost! thank you so much for this! definitely food for thought!

  2. Great combinations of ideas here and very comprehensive with regards to how much God loves us and does all He can to bring everyone, everywhere to His side. It is our choice to be a Christian and being the gentleman He is, God never forces our will. I like to think of committing my will and life to Jesus. The true force of the will is strong and we need to keep all the strength of that will but with heart and mind choose to be on God’s side. Commit has the meanings: deposit (as a trust or for protection) commit (the keeping of), put forth, set before. To me the meaning of commit is positive. The Bible uses the word commit many times. Each morning and evening I try to remember to do this and all thru the day when there are decisions to make.
    Psalm 37:5 (KJV) Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
    2 Timothy 1:12 (KJV) For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
    1 Peter 4:19 (KJV) Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
    The word surrender is not in the Bible but we use it so frequently. Whenever I see the word surrender in writing or song, I think, commit.
    Surrender may or may not involve choice, and can be influenced by coercion, force, fear, intimidation, manupulation, etc. so I find the meaning of surrender is more negative: sur·ren·der verb (used with object) 1. to yield (something) to the possession or power of another; deliver up possession of on demand or under duress: to surrender the fort to the enemy; to surrender the stolen goods to the police. 2. to give (oneself) up, as to the police. 3. to give (oneself) up to some influence, course, emotion, etc.: He surrendered himself to a life of hardship. 4. to give up, abandon, or relinquish (comfort, hope, etc.). 5. to yield or resign (an office, privilege, etc.) in favor of another.
    Thanks William for a wonderful discussion of hope for everyone.

  3. we dont fight to be christian but we fight a lot to get lost,Those who wind up being destroyed fought hard against God's will and plan. THANKS for this wonderful message.

  4. I didn't understand the meaning of the text "wages of sin is death" to mean we work hard to be lost! I always interpreted it as being we were born in sin so it's "automatic" that we die and only by God's grace we are saved. It is true that God wants to freely give us eternal life all we have to do is accept it by faith and obey but you know it always baffles me that if you say to someone I will give you £1 million but you don't have to work for it we would be so happy for the money that we'll obey and stop working but Jesus says the same thing and we put up a fight. He says stop working to be saved and just accept my gift of salvation but on the contrary we work to be lost. Strange! May God help us!

  5. Thank you William. I always enjoy reading from you. Keep up the great work. I to believe that it is easier to be saved than to be lost. Matthew 11:28-30.

  6. Sometimes the word surrender is totally appropriate:
    The great battle that Jesus fought in Gethsemane and on His cross was "Not as I will, but as You will" (Matt. 26:39). In order to say His amen to that prayer, He had to surrender His own life, yes, His own eternal life. Jesus repeatedly assures us that in His becoming one with us, He took on His soul a "self" as we all have a self to contend with (John 5:30; 6:38; Luke 9:23; Rom. 15:3, etc.). But the love (agape) that He was as God, as the Son of God (1 John 4:8), confronted this "self" which He had taken upon Himself, and He denied self and all self-centered motivation. He denied His own human will.


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