The Secret of Christian Joy

The secret of Christian joy is to believe what God says in His Word and act upon it.  Faith that isn’t based on the Word is not faith at all; it is presumption or superstition.  Joy that isn’t the result of faith is not joy at all; it is only a ‘good feeling’ that will soon disappear.  Faith based on the Word will produce joy that will weather the storms of life.

Warren W. Wiersbe, Be Determined (Colorado Springs, CO: ChariotVictor Publishing, 1992), 101.

Grace

God’s grace is God’s provision for our every need.  Grace is not a ‘mystical substance’ that God pours into us when we have a need.  Grace is God’s bountiful supply of our every need.  ‘Law’ means that I must do something for God, but ‘grace’ means that God does something for me.  Grace cannot be deserved.  Grace cannot be earned.  Grace can only be given.

[original emphasis] Warren Wiersbe, The Strategy of Satan, pp. 52-53