I was recently flying home and sat next to a roofer headed for his next job. After making an awkward transition from speaking about the danger of falling off a roof to the subject of eternity, I began to speak to him of the things of God. It turned out this sun-weathered man had studied religion and philosophy in his younger years and pointed to the existence of other religions as the reason he couldn't embrace his own convictions with all his heart. He had bought into the self-contradicting lies of relativism, concluding that all opposing truth claims should be validated and embraced. I thought it interesting that he seemed to also have trouble embracing his relationship with his girlfriend with all his heart, having lived with her for 20 years and never getting married. Half commitments, partial promises, and lukewarm vows may be found in the Book of Hesitations, but not in the Holy Bible. God calls us to embrace all of Jesus with all our hearts. We're either all in or not in at all.
"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers
Monday, March 7, 2011
Embracing Jesus With All of Your Heart (4/26/2010)
The following came from this week's newsletter from Living Waters. God has truly blessed that ministry. I hope this will be an encouragement to you too.