We will devote each Lord’s Day in 2021 at hiswordtoday.org to present a portion of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF). For those unfamiliar with the WCF, a brief explanation is appropriate.
The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith. Drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly as part of the Westminster Standards to be a confession of the Church of England, it became and remains the “subordinate standard” of doctrine (to Scripture) in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide.
It is to that “most precise and accurate summary of the content of biblical Christianity” that we will give our time and attention to each Lord’s Day in the year of our Lord, 2021. I trust you will be edified and encouraged each week by The Westminster Confession of Faith.
Chapter Sixteen: Of Good Works. Part 4.
7. Works done by unregenerate men, although for the matter of them they may be things which God commands, and of good use both to themselves and others;a yet because they proceed not from a heart purified by faith,b nor are done in a right manner, according to the Word,c nor to a right end, the glory of God;d they are therefore sinful, and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive grace from God.e And yet their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing unto God.f
a. 1 Kings 21:27, 29; 2 Kings 10:30-31; Phil. 1:15-16, 18. • b. Gen. 4:3-5 with Heb. 11:4, 6. • c. Isa. 1:12; 1 Cor. 13:3. • d. Matt. 6:2, 5, 16. • e. Amos 5:21-22; Hosea 1:4; Hag. 2:14; Rom. 9:16; Titus 1:15; 3:5. • f. Job 21:14-15; Ps. 14:4; 36:3; Matt. 23:23; 25:41-45.
I encourage you to read the portions of Scripture listed in this post.
Have a blessed Lord’s Day.
\Soli deo Gloria!