For whatever reason, we all go through a low time…some experience it a lot more than others. But if you were to ask yourself right this second, “Am I righteous?”, what might your answer be? No? You don’t feel righteous?
Well, the Bible has some good news for you; God knows what you are going through. Never let the devil put this on the back burner of your mind; you are a son/daughter of the Most High God…called to rule the universe! ...joint heirs with Jesus Christ.
Imagine a prosecuting attorney coming to you and telling you that you are accused of murder…and he is going to get you. He is going to use the weight of the law, and every resource the law provides him, to get you…you are going down! He is going to devote his every moment to getting you the death penalty! Moreover, every single day he then comes by your workplace, your home and even the church to tell you and constantly remind you…he is gonna get you. Yikes! That would be so scary wouldn’t it?
Have you ever had a wrestling match in your head, trying to figure out what’s right, what’s wrong, what’s reality? Well, we all have. Most of the time, whether we are right or wrong, it works in our mind to seek out some peace with our decision by justifying whatever it is we decided, and mostly after the fact. But as believers, aren’t we supposed to be led by the Holy Spirit? Easier said than done eh? Well let’s take a look at “who’s talkin here”…
Why is it man has this tendency to think God is messin’ with him…and not take God at His word? Or, only believe He is either with us or against us?
Our God…who parted the Red Sea, rained manna from heaven, toppled the walls of Jericho, quenched the fire and closed the lion’s mouths. God…who healed the sick, raised the dead and calmed the storm! Our heavenly Father.
In our hustle-bustle world, we encounter all kinds of beliefs, and sometimes weird notions, about who Jesus was. Occasionally we are encouraged when someone agrees with us that Jesus IS! This very day, Jesus is alive and sitting at the right hand of God the Father; but aside from other believers we might socialize with, we find little agreement regarding either. Yet, this is a question of life or death! Amazing how people want a fuller life, but never turn to, or even look into, who is this man Jesus.
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In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. (John 1:4)
With Your Hand On The Plow
"Sometimes human beings—individuals or communities—are confronted with something that they must reject outright or that, if they accept it, will demand the remaking of their worldview." (N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope)
"Hope, for the Christian, is not wishful thinking or mere blind optimism. It is a mode of knowing, a mode within which new things are possible, options are not shut down, new creation can happen." (N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope)
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"If the God of the Bible exists, and there is a True Reality beneath and behind this one, and this life is not the only life, then every good endeavor, even the simplest ones, pursued in response to God’s calling, can matter forever." (Tim Keller, Every Good Endeavor)