By: DAVID A. MCMILLEN
Posted in: INSPIRATIONAL
DO YOU TRY TO BE GOOD, GO TO CHURCH, TITHES, SERVE ON CHURCH COMMITTEES, GIVE TO THE POOR, READ YOUR BIBLE, AND PRAY? THESE ARE THINGS THAT MOST OF US WOULD SAY YES TO, BUT WHY DO WE DO ALL OF THESE THINGS? IS IT TO TRY TO BE MORE RIGHTEOUS SO GOD WILL LOVE US MORE?
LET'S LOOK AT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. WE READ IN ISAIAH 64:6 "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away." THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO BECOME RIGHTEOUS EXCEPT TO ACCEPT JESUS AND BE BORN AGAIN. THAT IS ALL IT TAKES. WHEN WE HAVE DONE THIS, GOD SEE A PURE, SINLESS SPIRIT BECAUSE THE BIBLE SAYS AS JESUS IS, SO ARE WE. HOWEVER, IT DOESN'T STOP THERE, IT SAYS "IN THIS WORLD", NOT JUST WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN.....RIGHT HERE AND NOW. (1ST JOHN 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.)
NOW, ALL THOSE THINGS I MENTIONED ABOVE ARE GOOD TO DO BUT LET'S DO THEM BECAUSE OF OUR LOVE FOR JESUS. GOD LOVES US BECAUSE OF JESUS AND BECAUSE HE IS LOVE, NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING WE DO OR CAN DO. THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO TO ADD TO WHAT JESUS DID. JUST RECEIVE HIM. HE DID IT ALL. GOD WILL NOT LOVE US ANY MORE IF WE ARE IN CHURCH EVERY TIME THE DOORS ARE OPEN AND HE WON'T LOVE US ANY LESS IF WE NEVER SET FOOT IN A CHURCH AGAIN. THIS IS HOW MUCH GOD LOVES US....IT'S BECAUSE OF JESUS.
WON'T YOU TELL SOMEONE TODAY OF THAT LOVE. SOMEONE NEEDS TO HEAR IT. I KNOW IT WILL BRIGHTEN THEIR DAY AND IF THEY ARE NOT ALREADY BORN AGAIN, YOU HAVE PLANTED A SEED.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.