Romans 5:7-8 “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God loved us so much that He sacrificed His only Son while we were yet sinners, barely able to love ourselves. And though the Son of God could have come down from the cross, today, He decided to die just to save you and I. There is no greater love!
*Happy Good Friday*
Ezekiel 37:14 “‘I will put my Spirit in you, and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.’”
Hope isn’t lost for those found in God’s hand for He has the power to resurrect the hopeless soul. So take courage, Isreal, God has promised to deliver us and keep us thereafter putting His Spirit within us to live! So live through it, my brethern, YOU WILL surely make it!
Mark 8:29 “‘But what about you?’ He asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah.’”
Cast away the opinions of ‘they say,’ Peter. Who do you say that Christ is? For the notions of ‘they say’ tend to limit the Messiah; BUT blessed is the disciple, the one who Christ has been revealed to, for surely they know Christ as Lord. AND only those that know Christ can grow in Christ! :)
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
Let us then be careful with whom we converse with, questioning our influence by them. Do they sharpen us to do good works, share love, or exercise our grace and gifts? For if they are not challenging, pushing, or motivating us then they are not growing us and make our Christian character dull. No, not all of our bretherns truths will rub us the right way, but they will surely make us better.
2 Corinthians 10:7 “You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do.”
Surely, man will judge us by our outward circumstance but we don’t have refute their judgements. Just know, Paul, that you belong to Christ just as much as they do and your suffering is not in vain. :)
Galatians 3:3 “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?”
Let us examine our principles, today. Are we depending on grace or are we simply trying to justify ourselves before God in our works? For there isn’t enough strength in our flesh to finish what God has began in our spirit. Know that the only way to elevate the spirit is by the Spirit: ‘not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit” says the Lord.