Friday, March 4, 2011

A Loving and Compassionate God!

Do we ever thought that we are nearing the end of times? Are there still issues in our lives that we haven’t reconciled with God yet? Or have we heard the banging cymbals calling us everywhere? God is summoning us to be reconciled to Him before it’s too late. Surely, We don’t allow ourselves to be caught unaware! Our time is at hand . . . we don’t know what happens ahead. We need to be prepared! But how? What assurance can we ever hold on to have a secured eternity? Is it possible?

My faith says it is very possible! But first thing first is that we have to understand what salvation is? By understanding salvation, we may be able to put ourselves within the frame of God’s plan. After having known salvation, we then have to grow in the knowledge of God. The book of Romans 10:17 affirms that  Faith comes by hearing the Word of God, the Bible. Unless the words spoken conform to it, they are merely doctrines of men and do not reflect the true God, for those that worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. This requires searching the Scripture as the Bereans did to verify if the preacher's words are true (Acts 17:11). One cannot know the true God unless one knows the truth of God.

 Often times, we tend to go our own way and to do what we think is right but most times it lead to destruction and failure. God is opening a door for us, yet we enter through another door. We leave God behind and only calls Him when we are pressed in between.  But of truth, from the day we left, the door has not been locked! Dark days and much tragedy have encompassed this world, and the future may become darker before the dawning. The Bible strongly urges that all of us who have the light are to “shine forth as a light in the world, holding forth the word of life.” We can be the light to light the way for someone who walks in the darkness…(Matthew 5:16).

 All over the world we can hear commotions . . . killings, bombings, typhoons, earthquakes, car accidents, plane crash, wars, calamity after calamity are striking the land! People are in grief, gnashing of teeth because of pain and anger, groaning for justice and sympathy, gasping for breath because they can no longer contain the burden and dilemma they are carrying . . . it’s too heavy  to carry!

The world is earnestly in need of a savior! An Almighty Savior that will carry the weight of the world for them. The book of Matthew 11:29-30 encourages us, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” What a great assurance the Lord has given us . . .  that there is hope beyond doubt! This hope is only in Christ Jesus! The Author and the Finisher of our Faith.
Come to Him while there is still time. John 9:4 tells us, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” God has given us three score plus ten. That is seventy years . . . Psalm 90:9-10 emphasizes, “For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” 

           What are you waiting for? There is no other Way, there is no other Truth, and there is no other Life except the Way, the Truth, and the Life who is Christ Jesus alone! It is consummated in the book of John 14:6, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” There is always hope in Christ Jesus! There is always an assurance of forgiveness! Favor is always expressed in every way possible! And grace is ever abounding beyond comprehension! His loving kindness is enduring! All glory be to God . . . Forever and ever! Amen!
Matthew 7:21  "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Indeed, we are serving a Loving
and compassionate God!

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