Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Children of God

              After reading Matthew 5:1-9 quoted below, it is very evident that “The Children of God” are indeed blessed.   As a Christian, we are called “peacemakers.”  The root of the word “peacemaker” is to be peaceable.  Let us not confuse the word and make it something it is not.  We, in our “walk and our talk,” are to remain “peacemakers. From our “walk and talk,” we should display the very image of God, through His Son Jesus our Christ.
              By Christ’s very own “blood,” we have been given an eternity beyond our corporate or individual imaginations.  I sometimes have trouble seeing next year, and to think I could imagine eternity is well beyond my grasp.
              It is Christ’s compassion for our unworthy souls which allows us a key to enter into His eternity.

Isaiah 64:6  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

              We, in our so called “righteousnesses” are full of sin.  We are completely unworthy of the eternal Salvation God has granted us with His Mercy through His Son Jesus.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The part we don’t seem “to see” is that God loves us, regardless.  Jesus loves us, regardless, even with our individual lack of faithfulness and unworthiness.  Nowhere does it say God loves our sin, nor does it say He winks at our sin. 
              Our lives are filled with individual options and choices.  We can stay faithful to God, do our best not to sin, or we can make the choice to sin as we please. 
              (I know those sins you may have chosen are not sins.   They are “life style” choices: like abortion [murder], living together [shacking up], drugs and alcohol.)
              So, to you the reader: knowing that God loves you, and if you have chosen Jesus as your Saviour, “What are your daily choices?  Are they for the Lord, or for you?”                                                  

Bro. John R. E Chastain

Matthew 5:1-9  And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:  (2)  And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,  (3)  Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  (4)  Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.  (5)  Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.  (6)  Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.  (7)  Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.  (8)  Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.  (9)  Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

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