|Posted on November 23, 2019 at 8:15 AM|
Walking Your Faith 1 Timothy 6:5 ..."useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself." NKJV Friends in Christ, If we look around long enough, any of us can find someone who appears to have it all together. Even now, an individual has popped into your mind. To you this person is a picture of goodness. Their gracious manner and presence may have you imagining God's love hovering over their head like a glowing halo. While you can't picture God loving you, there is no doubt in your mind that He loves that person. Friends, if this is you... you're missing the Gospel. In God's graciousness, none of us are as bad as we could be, and yet we're all born sinners. Each one of us begins life at the same place, lost. Yet because of God's great love, He sent His Son, Jesus, to die in our place thus making us perfect. You heard me right, perfect. In this world, it can be easy for people to appear good. They may care for others, give to the poor and act nice, but without Jesus, they still need a Savior. This is what makes the Gospel the "good news". While we could never be good enough to earn God's love, He showed His love towards us anyway in the life, death and resurrection of His Son. Walking your faith? The Gospel message of Jesus Christ was never meant to be debated from the perspective of human goodness. Shalom! ABBA, Father God, I am so thankful that Your love is not dictated by my good works but is freely given through Jesus. Help me to truly understand the power of the Gospel and to share it with those around me. Teach me through Your Word and guide me by Your Spirit. In Jesus' precious name and for Your Glory. Amen.