Monday, February 28, 2011
" If you were blind, you wouldn't be guilty," Jesus replied. " But you remain guilty because you claim you can see." The Answer is simple....Jesus. And, most people know that and have chosen to go their own way instead of the Only Way. It's sad, but, we want to create our own version of the story. We deny that there's a sun, even when the Light shines brightly in our faces. So, we are held accountable. But, those who have never heard the Gospel, never read the Word, have not yet heard the voice of the Holy Spirit...they are ignorant, but deemed innocent. Does that mean then, that some unbelievers will go to Heaven? Nope. If you noticed, the last thing I listed about those who are considered ignorant, was that they had not YET heard the voice of the Holy Spirit. No matter if a person hasn't heard the Gospel, or read the Word, the Holy Spirit will appeal to every man's heart. The Word says that through creation, no man has an excuse for not seeing that God is there. His handiwork is all around us, not to be denied. And, the Bible also says that if we seek God, we will find Him. And yet, going right back to the verse...the plain truth is being rejected by people who say they've accepted truth. God is....and we are His creation. And His son, Jesus, is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Open you eyes.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
No one seems to like rebuke, but God knows that we need it from time to time and here is a verse that we should be more than happy about. :) " Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it." Ps. 141:5 Isn't that funny? Do we ever feel this way about being rebuked by a brother or sister in the Lord. Of course not. Our pride rears it's ugly head and says to us, " How dare that person insult you that way and tell you that you are wrong!". Well, God wants us to be thankful for those who are willing to be the object of our prideful wrath. We all want each other to be the best that God would have us be. And, we should never settle for less than the challenge of being better. We should appreciate the concern of our Christian family for the quality of our walk and the security of our salvation. God is so good in giving to us those who are more mature and more godly for the purpose of helping us to grow up in Him.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
"...You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other." Well, we've prob. all read this and other verses referring to believers as salt. But, have you ever meditated on what exactly that means? O.k., now some of us already know part of the answer..the simple, surface answer. We know that salt, preserves and gives flavor. Buuuut, if I ask you what that means in regards to how you walk you walk,then how would you explain what 'being salt' looks like in the way you live? I am not even sure yet myself, but as I meditate on this, I thought I would share the challenge. If anyone else already has insight on this, I would love to hear your thoughts.