Thursday, April 6, 2017

John 3:18 "He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
God’s gift is far more than subtle acquiescence to His promise and provision– we must blend our love and gratitude with reverent fear and worship. My love for God reminds of the unmerited grace and mercy I have been given – the reverent fear of God reminds me of His infinite sovereign majesty. This is not a casual undertaking – I must ever be grateful for the promise and ever aware of the warnings. Platitudes and passing acknowledgements are useless in our desire to experience and please God. All Christians revel in the hope of salvation yet many unfortunately, disregard our obligation to holiness. Many have limited their faith to what God has done for them and failed to embrace what our Lord wants to do in them. Reconciliation is to bring us to transformation – our faith in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice gives us the right to experience God’s presence. Some view salvation as an endorsement of their existence rather than a life changing opportunity. To accept Christ as Savior and not obey Him as Lord is to deny the very purpose He sacrificed His life. 
Read through the Bible in one year – April 6/ Luke 9:1-17; 1 Samuel 4,5,6

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