Today's society ranks individuality and taste very high on the list of priorities. I like chocolate (who doesn't) and you like maple walnut. That difference works in virtually every aspect of life. Except for one. Faith...religion. That part of our lives that defines and confines our behavior in virtually every aspect of our daily lives. Today we explore the ramifications of that most important dynamic.
Getting serious about our relationship and growth with Jesus is no joke. To be serious about Christ, we need to be moving in the same direction and with as much effect as is conceivably possible. But that takes work, serious work in God's word and in prayer. If we don't, life gets pretty dicey and difficult. But, to move in the same direction, we need to take up the same yoke with Jesus, not against Him.
In ancient Greece, when a contractor completed a work task and considered well done, he reported to his employer, "tetelestai". Jesus' last words before yielding His spirit to the Father was "tetelestai". His assignment was given from all eternity, both the Father and the Son, with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, that He, Melech Yehovah Olam, "The Lord King", agreed that He, the Son, would make the way for all mankind, knowing full well before anything or anyone was created, that man, with his free will, would make the wrong choice. But God so loved the pinnacle of His creation, Man, that He Himself was willing to sacrifice Himself for the sake of reconciliation to Himself. That is more than amazing. He truly is The King.
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