Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Beating a dead horse to reach dead people

It is important to see over and over in Scripture that we are not righteous before God and as a response ought fear His judgment if brought in justice.

It is also a recurring theme that we need instruction on how to be Godly and do not possess in our person the ability or machinery to produce or even sniff at righteousness.

Psalm 143:2

Enter not into judgment with your servant,
for no one living is righteous before you.

Psalm 143:10

Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God!
Let your good Spirit lead me
on level ground!

People do not serve God by accident. His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. You are not a decent person who discovers Jesus and adds Him as a cherry on top of your hot fudge sundae life. You do not need Jesus to save you because you were almost there and just needed a push to get to your destination. Jesus is not your 5 hour energy to get you through that 2:30 in the afternoon feeling.
You need Jesus because you were headed to the wrong place. You need Jesus because you were dead and needed to be reborn alive. 5 hour energy does nothing for dead people anymore than an increase in gas mileage will get you into Heaven if you are driving the opposite direciton.

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