"Jesus is the one of whom the scripture says: ‘The stone that you the builders despised turned out to be the most important of all.' Salvation is to be found through Him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us.” (Acts 4:11-12)
I urge you to open one of the books written by a prophet and pay special attention to the words that come directly from God our Father. Here is what I have found—that He loves us unconditionally, His commandments are for our eternal good, He is a jealous God, He knows all, He is just, and that the cross of Jesus is our only hope to spend eternity with Him. Thank you, Jesus!
How am I so sure that this is true? Because Jesus rose from the grave on the third day following His slaughter—proving that He truly is God in the flesh. Jesus’ blood is the only way to get to heaven. He loves each one of us and wants us to place our faith in Him.
So our challenge today is this—let’s take an honest look at ourselves and evaluate if we are living by Paul’s simple advice: “For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.”
Each of us having tasted of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,” will be eternally thankful for the work of our savior, Jesus Christ, when He nailed each of our evil lessons to that cross outside Jerusalem many years ago.
When time had become “full,” God implemented His plan of redemption. Jesus Christ stepped down from heaven. This Son of our most gracious and loving Creator chose to come to earth, take on the fragile body of a human, and redeem God’s people unto Himself!
Unfortunately, it appears that the majority of us in the more developed nations of the world believe that life is about winning. We have chosen to make our lives a series of races—races that we need to win.