Sunday, December 20 2020 Devotional

"The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him."

‭‭John‬ ‭3:35-36‬

The Bible makes it clear over and over: there is salvation for anyone who turns to Jesus, but only to those who come through Him.

For some reason, this really troubles a lot of people, who think it’s unfair that only one way of salvation should be offered. And as always, the old rule applies: “If you don’t like the message, shoot the messenger.” Christians who believe and dare to say what the Bible says about this will be accused of bigotry and hatred for not telling everyone, “I’m okay, you’re okay; don’t worry about it, everybody gets in free.”

But the very idea that we can reject what God has declared to be true and offer what we think is a better solution is evidence of the rebellion in our hearts. If I claim to be more generous, more kind, gracious and loving than God, I demonstrate that I think I would do a better job at being God than He does, and that is the very essence of sin: I want to be God.

Lord, I repent of my sinful arrogance in thinking that I might do a better job of being God than You. Your Word is truth; sanctify me in the truth. Make my thoughts and my words holy; bring them into agreement with Your Word. Amen.

Pastor Dan Giles

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