Saturday, April 6, 2013

Oh The Deep Deep Love Of Jesus

My Utmost For His Highest
‘“God was manifested in the flesh. . .” […] “. . . He made Him. . . to be sin for us. . .” (1 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21). The purpose of the incarnation was redemption. God came in the flesh to take sin away, not to accomplish something for Himself. The Cross is the central event in time and eternity, and the answer to all the problems of both.’ CHAMBERS
‘The central event in time and eternity’.  Does that give you perspective on the significance of your faith and what God has done?  Imagine that someone gives you a beautiful painting … You look at it … comment on its beauty and then set it on your back porch, leaning against the house, with the back facing out. Occasionally you might think about it, but mostly you don’t.  Then, one day, you pass away, and those who come to clean out your possessions find the painting, have it appraised and discover it is worth millions of dollars.  The story is all over the internet and television news.  People wonder why did you not know how valuable the painting was.  Why did you live and die in poverty when you had such a great treasure in your possession.
Why do so many live and die in spiritual poverty when they have such a great possession in their faith in Jesus?  The answer, I think, is that many Christians prefer to live their lives like everyone else in their culture, leaving their spirituality on the back porch.  They have a great treasure but live like they don’t.
Ephesians 3:14-19  'For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,  from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,  that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,  that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.'
Bondye Beni Ou (God Bless You)

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