Will the Real Christian please stand!

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Will The Real Christian Please Stand!

John 3:16-17  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but haveeverlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”     Before I get into the devotion today I want all of us to look at the second Scripture above. I know we are all familiar with John 3:16, but as we read John 3:17 I want us all to stop and ponder on the words might be saved. Now that we have pondered for awhile let’s talk about the leading word might. First might has two meanings. Past tense of may, and used to express liberty, probability, or possibility in the past. It also means Maybe. Now that I have you confused, Let me say there is nothing wrong conditional or uncertain about the word might. It is simply a difference in the manner of speaking.         What do you  really believe? I’m not talking about what you put on your facebook page or what religion you claim. What do you put your faith in? What is your identity? We all have ready made answers to these type questions, but when it gets down to it, are we being truthful or is it a load of crap?     If you’re anything like me you grew up in a house that had a Bible or two in it, and one or both of your parents were Christians. I grew up thinking there was a God, however the older I got and in High School, I just let the idea of God just fade away. But I still wanted to display the Christian image. Many years later it all changed and I finally started to see. The Bible isn’t a rule book. It’s a love letter. It’s not about my performance. It about Jesus.’ 
    My Friends, Grace isn’t there for some future you, but for the real you in any situation. The Lord is not waiting until you clean yourself up, because He will clean you up from the inside to the outside.  The truth changed my life, and I’m convinced it will change yours. 
Reading: John 3:15-21
Heritage Dictionary p.863
May God Bless YouAnd Your FamilyMinister Robert A. Lail Sr.The Cross Life Ministry

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