Hey you -
I have a question for you.
Which Savior Do You Choose?
We, as Christians, are told to love -
to love one another and to love God.
And at the same time,
we, as Christians, are told to hate -
to hate evil and what stems from it.
So which do you do?
Do you love the sinner
or do you hate the sin that lives within him?
Is everyone good?
If it is true that our world is fallen,
and if the human heart
is the most deceitful of all;
if mankind is purely evil
then how in the world do we love at all?
Are we even capable?
How is possible for that which is wrong,
to love one another and do what is good?
How is that which is in opposition to God
even know how to please the Lord?
What should we think when the Apostle John says,
“Do not love this world
nor the things it offers to you,
for when you love the world,
you do not have the love of the Father in you.
For the world offers
only a craving for physical pleasure,
a craving for everything we see,
and pride in our achievements and possessions.”
How can we love when we are born into sin?
How can we win when our world is fallen?
And what in the world is the world anyway?
Is the world a physical thing?
Is it the earth and everyone in it?
Is it the globe - all the water and the land?
Is the world the stars and the moon,
the universe and all it includes?
Is it the cosmos where God is contained?
Is it the earth that houses man?
Is the world an age that is slowly gliding away?
Is it the passing of time until Jesus comes back?
Is it a state of mind or a satanic attack?
What in the world is the world anyway?
I don’t know the answer to these crazy questions
but I do know that I love God.
I do know that this world “is fading away,
along with everything that people crave.”
I do know that I want to please God
and I do believe that one day
I will kneel before Him at the foot of His throne
and my Lord and my Savior will be my Judge.
I do know that I will spend
the rest of eternity delighting in Him.
I do know that Jesus is my King,
regardless of what earthly presidents
and human priests may think.
I do know that Jesus is my Savior,
and that without His life-giving blood
there be no "me."
I do know that I love people
despite the demons that infect them.
I do know that is is okay to put healthy boundaries.
I do know that I love myself despite my sinful heart.
I do know that God loves me
despite my insecurities.
I do know that Jesus IS
the only begotten Son of God,
and it’s only through His self-sacrificing love
that God can love a sinner like "me."
I also know there is a condition
to being a Child of God -
I must choose Him more than I choose myself.
I must lay down the desires of my heart;
pick up my own cross and die to self.
I must show the same kind of love
that God himself has poured out.
I must forgive others
because God has forgive me.
I must keep my eyes focused on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of my faith.
Because of the joy that is waiting for me.
I am sure that I can endure.
and disregard my cross's shame
because of the power of the Holy Spirit.
I can hold on to Jesus and not give up,
because my struggle is not against
the flesh and blood the opposes me,
but against the rulers and authorities of this world
that opposes God.
The definition of the world, in Holy Spirit terms,
is anything that denies Christ
and is blasphemous to God's Holy Spirit.
I am good and I have the power to love
only because the blood of Jesus covers me.
What about you?
Which Savior Do You Choose?
Do you believe in Jesus or do you trust in yourself?