Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Wriggle Room?

The greatest thing that you can give to God is your respect. I don't mean a vague acknowledgment that He exists but your worship, praise and obedience. The Bible says that we should love the Lord our God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind, Exodus 20. This is the first of the 10 Commandments. 

Jesus taught that the 10 Commandments could be summarised in two statements. The first one being the one we have already quoted and the second is that we should "love that our neighbour as our self", Matthew 22:39. 

I think if we're honest we would all have to admit that we fall short on both of these counts. I know of no one who loves God with all their heart. I also don't know anyone who loves their neighbour the same way as they love themselves. 

To be blunt I feel that the words of Jesus clearly prove that we are all sinners!! You may want to disagree but you'll find it hard to wriggle out of this conclusion. 

If you understand what the Lord Jesus is teaching then I think the next step will be very clear to you. You'll need to look for a solution to this problem of sin and death. The solution is the Lord Jesus. He is your accuser and is willing to be your Saviour. He came into the world "to save sinners", 1 Timothy 1:15. He clearly claimed to come so that we could have life, John 10:10 (being currently dead in sins, Ephesians 2:5). 

Your response will determine your future standing before God - what will you choose?


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