Light of the World
By Douglas V. Gibbs
I've made mistakes in my life, and I still make them. But, isn't it great that God doesn't expect us to be perfect? Sure, He wants us to be obedient, but when we foul up, He forgives us. And, because we are a child of God, we are repentant.
My heart breaks for the unsaved, for they do not have that same understanding.
It is by grace we are saved, not by works, lest any man should boast. But if we belong to Christ, our works should follow. And we must remember, our works are our message. If the multitudes see God, and not our flesh, they will wish to know Him.
Christ is the light, and it is our job to let it shine, not place a basket over it.
Deception is spreading like wildfire through the country, and the churches. Only His Word can combat that deception. Only the truth of Scripture can give this nation a revival.
We must take our eyes off of ourselves and pray for the people. The multitudes are potential people to spend eternity with. It is our duty to intercede in prayer for them, and to give them the opportunity to hear the message of Christ.
I am not ashamed of the Gospel, and neither should you be.
Your Christianity is not based on your works. But what good is all the rules of what you should or shouldn't do if your life if it is driven by your attempt to be righteous for the wrong reasons? What good is works if your walk with God is not right?
We do what we should, and don't do what we should not, because those things can interfere with our walk - not because it is some set of external rules we must follow to be a good Christian.
A hunger and thirst for righteousnous is in us because God puts that in us when we accept Christ. It is important as part of our spiritual growth.
The strategy by the deceivers is designed to knock you off your path of growth, and Satan will use any means necessary - including your family, and the enticements of the world.
The world is under the operation of the forces of darkness, which are opposed to Jesus Christ. The world system is in total opposition of Christianity. Doesn't the world show tolerance for all religions except Christianity?
Jesus told us that they will hate you because they hate Him.
The world desires to have us back because the world system was us before we became believers in Christ. Loving the world system destroys our walk, destroys our fellowship with God.
We need to channel our actions and emotions to His glory, not for the sake of rules.
Are you seen as a loving, compassionate person?