To be a Christian does not guarantee a perfect life. In fact, in our country Christians seem to be in the minority and have to defend their faith on a daily basis. We used to be considered a Christian nation and many of our early precepts were based on the Bible. We were guided by moral behavior along with legal authority.
Time has apparently eroded those concepts, but I think there are still many who believe those “old fashioned” ideas. However, if we were asked to die for our beliefs I wonder how many of us would.
It seems that Christianity has also taken a hit within the churches across our country. Attendance is dropping, the number of pastors is decreasing and folks that do go to church are looking for an answer to all their problems and a “feel good” experience. The word sin is rarely mentioned today. In fact, all kinds of behavior is tolerated so as not to offend anyone. Has political correctness overtaken our houses of worship as well?
The beauty of learning about the law and sin is that we become aware of our need for a Savior. Sin is real. The law of God is real. The Bible is God’s own word inspired into the hands of men and His way of communicating His truth to us. He expects perfection from us. We obviously cannot live up to that, so He provides a way for us to be made perfect. The good news is that He took on human flesh to save us and guarantee a problem free life – not here on terra firma, but in His heavenly home for all eternity. It’s all about Him, not us.
Dear Lord, help me to not be ashamed of your Word and truth. I can never do enough to tow the mark. My flesh is weak and death will come, no matter what. I know that You made it possible for me to live forever, even after death. May I live the rest of my life thanking and praising you for your FEEL GOOD NEWS!