The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.3

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.3

The Morning Devotional for May 25, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 17.3

III. Nevertheless they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins;a and for a time continue therein:b whereby they incur God’s displeasure,c and grieve his Holy Spirit;d come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts;ehave their hearts hardened,f and their consciences wounded;g hurt and scandalize others,hand bring temporal judgments upon themselves.i

a. Mat 26:707274. • b. Psa 51 title and Psa 51:14. • c. 2 Sam 11:27Isa 64:579. • d. Eph 4:30. • e. Psa 51:81012Song of Songs 5:2-46Rev 2:4. • f. Isa 63:17Mark 6:5216:14. • g. Psa 32:3-451:8. • h. 2 Sam 12:14. • i. Psa 89:31-321 Cor 11:32.

 

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.2

The Morning Devotional: WCF 17.2

The Morning Devotional for May 24, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 17.2

II. This perseverance of the saints depends, not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father;a upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ;b the abiding of the Spirit and of the seed of God within them;c and the nature of the covenant of grace:d from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof.e