Now I’m definitely not done with this text but let me show you why; I’m going to come full circle. Let me show you why I started with Deuteronomy 15:15, lest anybody forgot where I started. All right. Deuteronomy 15:15, I’m going to read it to you one more time, “Thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman” a slave “in the land of Egypt” in the land of the world, the flesh and the devil “and The LORD Thy God Redeemed Thee.” When you read verse 11 it will be like connecting a plug that says this carried all the way through the Bible, “Wherefore remember,” same thing, a call to recall, where you will “remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh.” What’s he saying?

The same thing: remember God delivered you out of your condition, a slave to the world, the flesh and the devil. But I love what Paul does. He says there’s hope. There’s hope beyond hope. Why? Because, he gives the answer at the end of verse 5, “By grace ye are saved.” Not by works, by grace. That will be the message of this church until I die: by grace and by faith.