A Work of Instruction--The Spirit of God is alone able to teach us the things that pertain to salvation: “Spirit of God, my Teacher Be!/Showing the things of Christ to me.”
A Work of Conviction--We have already seen that the Law of God is able to define and expose sin, so that sinners might see their need for repentance and cry out to God for mercy.
The fact that we have become believers in Jesus Christ, so that our sins are forgiven, does not mean that we cease from sinning. We deceive ourselves if we think that this is somehow so (1 Jn. 1.8-10).
An Inward Work--I frequently hear from others that keeping the Law of God leads to hypocrisy and self-righteousness, like the Pharisees of old. Certainly there is a measure of truth in that. But...
The Promise of the Father--Reading, meditating on, and following the Law of God gives us a greater appreciation of the work of our Lord Jesus Christ and, thus, enables us to know the salvation of God more fully and completely.
God ruled over the flood; He still rules today.
It's not often that the debate between free will and determinism surfaces.
Jesus is the greatest Kingdom visionary.
If we have little heart for this, let's admit it, shall we?
Spring testifies to the promise of new life.
Something in the human psyche impels us toward improvement, if not perfection.
Eternal Glory--The believer’s ultimate hope of glory awaits us beyond time and history, in a new heavens and new earth where righteousness dwells.