Not Really Yours To Claim

Let’s get down to brass tacks…

You’re sometimes not as faithful as you claim, and you are probably afraid to admit it.

Yes, it’s true.

There is so much left undone within every single person’s walk with the Lord. There are things that you have not done correctly in the eyes of our perfect Father. Each and everyday, you screw something up.

So, you aren’t as faithful as you thought, really. 

It is not so easy, while living in a world that is so stricken with the sinful nature; the nasty, natural way that has plagued the planet, ever since the fall, to be completely obedient.

We all fall short (See Romans 3).

It is only hindering the true power of Christ crucified when we try to convince ourselves of doing a, “good job,” when it comes to our obedience. Really, your obedience is never all that great. In fact, Jesus said…

(Matt. 5:20) For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. 

Is your righteousness this way?

Everything pointed to, stemmed from and is made possible through the love that Christ exemplified. As His disciples, we, too, should focus on that attribute. We should embrace His ways through the example within His Word and as His Spirit grows within our prideful hearts. Love is our duty. Judgment, self-righteousness and our own sense of superiority, is not our job.

When you pray, thank the Lord for His mercy and grace. He loves you so much, that He gave His all at the cross for you!

That’s love!

That’s the kind of sacrifice He knew we could never find within ourselves to have for Him.

That’s what made us free to love Him. To love our neighbor. To love ourselves.

Love is what we should do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Not Really Yours To Claim

  1. Once upon a time, I went to church, read the Bible and listened to expository preaching on the radio every day. It was the desire of my heart to be faithful. Week after week, I was told to check myself for how I “should” be as a Christian. I needed to make sure I prayed for the lost, tithed, studied my Bible, shared the gospel, etc., etc. I never felt secure. I always doubted, first if I was truly Christian, then, if my walk was right. Did I believe hard enough? Was I truly saved?
    I stopped going to church. I stopped listening to the admonitions to question myself, and I eventually came to trust that he who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. Why? Because Christ died for me just as I am. I am saved. I am secure. I don’t have to check myself. All I have to do is follow His spirit in me.

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