A reminder for today
Now it is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life even for an upright man, though perhaps for a good man [one who is noble and selfless and worthy] someone might even dare to die. But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8)
I often think about this: How willing will you give your life for someone you do not like or someone that wronged you in the past? It is an extraordinary thing for one to willingly give his life for anyone for that matter. I think about the soldiers going into extreme circumstances to willingly give their lives for other. Or a fire fighter running into a burning building to save lives or a police officer facing death at every corner. There are many that we know who does it, but will we do it for a bad person like a terrorist or a murderer or a sinner.
Sin came into this world through one man (Adam) and death through sin. Many died by one man’s trespass but so much more benefited from God’s grace in the gift of one man (Jesus Christ). Adam brought destruction, but Jesus brought salvation.
So, the choice remains and is simple. Whose footsteps do we follow? Do we follow destruction in the footsteps of Adam or do we follow salvation in the footsteps of Jesus? There are many that are stuck in the footsteps of Adam due to unforgiveness or just denying the fact that God exists.
Jesus came into the world destroying sin and in that destroying death. You see in Jesus our bodies may die, but we will live on in heaven. I can feel my bodies in not what it used to be. Injuries takes longer to heal, or they just stay. My body aches and pains each week from our workouts and it did not used to be like that when I was younger. It should be clear that death is inevitable, but death has no meaning anymore, because Jesus saved us from it.
I will follow only one and that is Jesus Christ. Only one man loved me so much that He died and paid my debt for me. Only one man defeated death and broke sin’s hold. There is only one God and Jesus Christ is His son.
Lord, what wonderful message your gospel is. Guide us through this day so that we will share it freely. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.