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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What Are You Doing With Jesus?

There are many things we can do with Jesus.  We can love Him.  We can serve Him.  We can follow Him.  We can reject Him.  We can mock Him.  We can deny Him.

What are you doing with Jesus?  What would others say you are doing with Him?  What about your family?  What would they say?

It is possible that what we "think" we are doing with Jesus and what we are really doing with Him, are at odds with one another.  It is possible that in our daily Christian walk, we may think we are following Jesus, when we're really straddling the fence post between what is good and what is bad.  Or maybe we really are following Him and realizing that we are human and that the only way we can truly live for Him is to realize the sacrifice He made for our salvation.  All things and all scenarios are possible.

I saw this quote from someone on Facebook, talking about sin and our attitude towards it.  I copied it because it was such a good thought about how human nature:

"I think a lot of time, people sin because they know they will be forgiven. I think that in doing that, they cheapen the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. Like it was no big deal."

Kind of makes you think, doesn't it?  Do I ever deliberately sin, knowing that I can be forgiven?  I pray that is never the case!  In doing so, as this quote says, we are cheapening the sacrifice Jesus made.  The sacrifice Jesus made for each of us WAS a BIG deal, wasn't it?  He gave His life.  He gave His life for you and for me.

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
   “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,    but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, 'Here I am - it is written about me in the scroll - I have come to do your will, O God.'"

First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made).  Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:5-10

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I agree it is good to keep the sacrifice at the center of our thoughts and evaluate ourselves instead of others!

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