Thursday, July 08, 2010
Are you a player or just a spectator? Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God", say Rom 10:17. But what good does it do us just to hear and never put into practice what Jesus teaches us. James 1:22 teaches us, "Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. DO WHAT IT SAYS". Following Christ Jesus is not a spectator event. You need to hear and do, not what you want to do but what he says we must do. Jesus said in Matt 7:21, "Not everyone that says to me, "Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but ONLY he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven". Following Christ is not a SPECTATOR activity; Following Christ is a PLAYER activity. Jesus said in Luke 9:23, "If anyone would come after me, he MUST deny himself, and TAKE UP his cross daily and FOLLOW me". Are you following Christ Jesus, or are you just watching? May God Bless Each and Everyone of you today, Vic.