5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6 But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
There are many people who want to challenge the concept of grace in its entirety. A little grace is fine. You get just enough grace to get saved and then we are to ‘crucify your flesh’ and live a godly life, following the ‘right and wrong’ rules. That is how we become holy, by seeking holiness and living a godly life.
Sounds good. Anyway it sounded good to me for years. For years I pushed towards holiness and tried to be godly. And on the outside everyone could see that I was ‘good’. My heart was right. I loved the Lord will all my heart, soul and body so seeking to do right was an extension of my love for Him. Or, was it?
Transliteration: nomos Phonetic Spelling: (nom’-os) Short Definition: a law, the Mosaic Law Definition: usage, custom, law; in NT: of law in general, plur: of divine laws; of a force or influence impelling to action; of the Mosaic law; meton: of the books which contain the law, the Pentateuch, the Old Testament scriptures in general.
3551nómos – law. 3551 (nómos) is used of: a) the Law (Scripture), with emphasis on the first five books of Scripture; or b) any system of religious thinking (theology), especially when nomos occurs without the Greek definite article.