2006-06-17 - Your Resume
Installment 3 - Originally Published 2002-11-09
We continue, this week, to examine what Jesus said.Jesus responded by asking, "which of these two men went away to their house justified?" Jesus said "the Tax Collector."
We need to recognize our sinful condition, and that this is the same sinful condition of those that we know as the lost, who are condemned and going to hell apart from God. We need to recognize we are no different than they are, except for our relationship with Christ. If we are not abiding in Christ daily through prayer, Bible reading, fellowship, breaking of bread in the remembrance of the finished work of Christ, and evangelism, how are we then to abound our love to others? If we don't remain in Christ, then we are no different than the Pharisee. Do we love God, and do we love others, too? What does your resume say about you?
Friend, come in close, and listen to my heart. We need to come into agreement with God that we are as bad as He says we are in Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
By recognizing this, we recognize our need for a saving relationship with Our Lord and God, that abides in Him daily. And if we truly love God, we would not hate any neighbor, but rather we would love our neighbor and seek to lead him or her to Jesus out of love, and not out of a requirement to do good works. The good works flow from us, in abounding love to others.
If you had $1,000,000, and you could give to every person you met, do you love your people enough that in spite of how they may treat you, you would give them the money?
Would you share the most valuable gift in the world with every person you meet? Are you willing to do it? The most valuable thing you could ever share with another person is your living faith in Christ, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We'll continue the devotional next week.
God Bless You my Friends.
I want my life to be for the glory of God in Christ Jesus