Thursday, February 9, 2017

all people are saved the same way

So it is clear that no one can be made right with God by trying to keep the law. For the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”

We are chasing so many things today.  Some people chase the almighty dollar through extra work, side jobs, investing or more.  By the way, none of that is wrong.  Some people are chasing success through more education, getting to know the right people or moving up the ladder in whatever way possible.  Nothing is wrong with success.

What is wrong is when we seek to be right any way other than the one God gave us.  Too many people have sought to follow the law.  We are not made right with God via what we do or what we have gained on our own. 

Do you agree?  Bet you agree with me.  Why is it that some people live like they don’t agree but say they do?  It really doesn’t make sense.

Earlier in the book of Galatians the writer asks why after accepting Jesus by faith that they jumped back to the old way.  By the way, this is not a new problem.  It happened thousands of years ago.  It happens still today.

I’d like to draw your attention and mine to the Gospel truth, to the good news.  Whether you are prejudice or not, whether you are happy with the political world or the fighting around the world, whether you are battling an addiction or poverty, whether you live where it is hot or cold, near the mountains or the ocean, the same is true for all of us.  We are made right with God, we are saved the same way. 

The following verses put it in perspective.  All of us are blessed by God and changed by the same goodness of God.  May our faith soar higher and higher and encourager more and more people to do the same.

Galatians 3:8-9  NLT
What’s more, the Scriptures looked forward to this time when God would make the Gentiles right in his sight because of their faith. God proclaimed this good news to Abraham long ago when he said, “All nations will be blessed through you.” So all who put their faith in Christ share the same blessing Abraham received because of his faith.

Thank you, God, for this truth!

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