Wednesday, May 09, 2012


When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot
Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet
Though trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate
And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

My sin--
O, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part, but the whole
Is nailed to the cross
And I bear it no more
Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord, O my soul!

And Lord,
Haste the day when my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound
And the Lord shall descend!
"Even so," it is well with my soul.

--Horatio G. Spafford


Anonymous said...

Romans 4:23 -5:6
"Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; but for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

In as much as Christ died for we the ungodly when we were without strength (could not recover ourselves from death in trespasses and sins), Paul asserts we may like Abraham also experience daily salvations (deliverances to hope and joy in the midst of tribulations). Notice Paul's use of our, we, us, etc. throughout the passage. This indicates Paul was applying the principle of ongoing justification by faith to himself and his audience, which consisted specifically of the membership of the church at Rome to whom the letter is addressed. The message indicates justification by faith is only available to those who are already born again and believers in Christ Jesus, the resurrected Savior.

Katie said...

Exactly! You put it so well, Dad.