Let Us Reason Together Part 5 – God Regenerates Us

by Mike Ratliff

Daleth. My soul clings to the dust; give me life according to your word! When I told of my ways, you answered me; teach me your statutes! Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works. My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word! Put false ways far from me and graciously teach me your law! I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I set your rules before me. I cling to your testimonies, O LORD; let me not be put to shame! I will run in the way of your commandments when you enlarge my heart! (Psalms 119:25-32)

We must understand that God draws us into maturity by His grace. Without God extending His grace to us, we could not be saved. We would not even seek Him. God calls those who are in Christ to grow unto Christ-likeness. That means we must grow in grace as God develops our character to resemble Jesus Christ’s character. The method God uses to mature one believer will be different than it will be for others. We are all unique and God has His own plans for each one of us according to His will. We do not choose any of it. God is in complete control of the whole process. Continue reading