Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 18 (Jude 1:5)

…Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt….  (ESV)

Some people say they prefer the God of the New Testament to the God of the Old Testament, for the latter they see as one of anger and the former one of love.  The problem with this view is that it ignores the fact that there is only one God in the Bible.  He is one God in three persons, eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  In other words, it was the same God Who rescued the Israelites from Egypt and Who died on a cross for our sins.

It is important for us to remember that Jesus is God.  If He is not, if He is merely another spiritual leader with some helpful sayings for life, then we can take Him or leave Him as we choose.  There are some things Plato said that I agree with, but others that I do not.  I am under no compulsion to dedicate my life to everything a purely human being says and does.  With Jesus, it is different.  As God, He presents me with an all or nothing choice.

So which is it with you?  You may well go to church, serve your community, read the Bible, pray, and worship God with others, yet you could still do all that without going all in when it comes to Jesus.  Remember that the One you claim to follow is the One Who spoke reality into existence. 

Jesus, You are my savior, my friend, and my God.  May all that I do, say, and think at every moment of every day reflect that truth.  I want my life to be one of unending worship, for You are truly worthy of all the glory my life can produce.  Amen.

Copyright © 2015 by Steven R. Perkins

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