By Will Myers
God created the world by and through His Son, Jesus. The Old Testament has His Son concealed within it. Of course, the New Testament reveals Jesus, the Son Of God. God’s works are to make people believe in whom He has sent; firstly, He sent His son, Jesus.
During the 16th century the belief that only the clergy could own and interpret the scriptures and talk with God on behalf of a commoner. This was the law with a possible death penalty if broken. During the 16th century, there was a movement that any or all could own a Bible and talk with God personally. The movement was given momentum by Martin Luther from Germany and others in England and Rome. A couple clergy was actually burned at the stake for their participation in this movement. As we all can guess, they WON. We can now have Bibles and talk directly to our Heavenly Father. We have been in the age of a Personal Relationship With God for over 300 hundred years. Shamefully, the majority of the people is attacking religion instead of eagerly developing their personal relationship with God, our Creator.
In the following passages, one can understand that one soul is being spoken to mostly. The word “you” is used many times in the Bible; enough to believe that “you” are the main priority with God.
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.
If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God.
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: “On the seventh day God rested from all his works.”