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Tomorrow?? Part 3

Never Getting Over It

I ask you today to open your heart to whatever God is saying through His Word. His Word is life and breath and happiness and fulfillment. The most important day in the life of any person is the day of their salvation! Never get over it! Never take it for granted. Is today your day of salvation… or of refocusing on what God did in your heart years ago when He saved you.

Let’s Pray Before We Get Started Today:

Lord, please help us to never get over it! Help us to never get over what Jesus did for us on the cross. Help us to keep forefront in our minds that according to Romans 6:23, we are deserving of death because we have all sinned. However, Jesus Christ stepped between us and that “speeding bullet” and died in our places. God, please help us to never get accustomed to the idea that Jesus, Your Son, just stepped in and died for us taking on what we deserved! 

Romans 10:11 (NIV)

As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.”

Flash Back

Using this passage at the pregnancy center, when I got to this verse I would ask the client if they had ever been dumped by a boy. Then I would say,

“I picture it this way in my mind: A guy and a girl driving down the street arguing as they drive. Suddenly the guy pulls the car over, stops, and tells the girl to get out… and he is serious. She gets out and steps up onto the sidewalk and he drives away.

“Wouldn’t that be embarrassing? Wouldn’t you feel ashamed because he had so openly and publicly rejected you. I know I would feel ashamed and embarrassed.”

No Friend of Sin

When we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He will never leave us (Hebrews 13:5; Deut 31:8) standing alone, rejected, or ashamed. Once you receive Him and commit your life to Him, you are His forever and He will always be there. You may move far away from Him, by neglecting your relationship with Him or by habitual sinning. Jesus will always be there when you turn around and come back to Him. Sin always costs, but Christ will always forgive and welcome back the truly repentant heart. Even when we sin He will not shame us, just our sin. He will deal with it, but not by shaming us. He deals with sin by the conviction of the Holy Spirit.

Let’s go to the Verse:

“As the Scripture says… “

When the word scripture is capitalized it is speaking of God’s Word as a whole. When it is not capitalized it speaks of a particular verse or passage. Since it is capitalized here, it is speaking of the Bible as a whole. At the time the Book of Romans was written, the “whole” Bible would have probably been the what we know today as the Old Testament. The Bible – the Scripture – is a description of God. It describes who He is and how He does things. He is faithful and unchanging. He is awesome and holy; merciful and tender; mighty and huge!

“…Anyone who trusts in Him… “

We must put all our confidence in the Lord’s ability to keep things in line with His will for His glory. When He is glorified it is good for us. Our best interest is His glory. What is wonderful about that is that in His being glorified, all things work together for good for us who love Him.

We must put all our confidence in His ability to save us, provide for us, satisfy us, and protect us for the purpose of His glory. When others see how good God is through our lives, He will be glorified.

“…never be put to shame.”

The NASB words it this way: “…will never be disappointed.”

Polar Opposites

God is not a divine Santa Claus sitting on His throne in heaven laughing and throwing candy at His children as they destroy themselves and His reputation with sin. Sin grieves Him deeply because it brings a shadow on His glory and it hurts us, His children whom He dearly loves. He does reject sin though. He must reject it because sin and holiness are the polar opposite of each other.

As you think about the last three entries, I hope you will consider your life:

  • If you do not have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, please ask Him to deal with your heart and bring you into His beautiful salvation today. Email me and we can talk about it more.
  • If you do have a saving relationship with Him already, please pray with me that we will live to glorify Him more and more with our lives.

Let’s go to the Lord in Prayer:

Lord, thank You for Your Word and the truth that it gives us. Thank You for drawing us to You and thank You that You are sovereign and strong. Please intervene in our lives and help us to be what You want us to be. Help us to seek You with all our hearts and not allow ourselves to be distracted by the traps that will be placed on our path by Your enemy and ours. Help us to be completely Yours. In Jesus beautiful name, I pray. Amen.

Go Deeper Today:

Psalm 51:12

 

 

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