“The first target of God’s Grace is you.”
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As you can see, the intention of the Covenant Grace-Faith Relationship is to change you. Yes, the practical work gets done, the world is warned, the everlasting gospel is preached, the people are made aware of the choices they must make and the consequences of those choices. To be sure, the work of “preach[ing] the everlasting gospel to every nation, tongue” is done in numerous ways. But the first target of God’s Grace is you.
But as I warned you, the answer to the penitent’s question, “What must I do?” does not have a “How” answer, but a “Who and Why” answer. Not what you were expecting, I would guess. This is why I spent so much time at the very beginning of our conversations developing the “Why” of the Covenant Grace-Faith Relationship. Until you know the “Why,” the “What,” and the “Who,” you will waste a lot of time trying to find the “How” of the Seventh-day Adventist Christian life. In the Time of the End, we don’t have any time to waste.
Chapter 18: