Posts Tagged ‘Righteousness’

There is no one like our God — God Cares For You –

April 2nd, 2009

 There is no one like our God. † Psalm 71:19

Who is like our God? Who else can make the lame walk, and the blind to see. Who can create an entire world in a week…. who can make an entire world at all?

Have you ever even taken the time to look at what God has made? I was looking at a small little flower, very tiny, just hidden in the grass. And what were the chances of me seeing it? So, as usual, I got to thinking. God takes care of plants and animals. Even plants and animals that no one will ever see or take the time to notice. But God still cares about them. He not only takes care of them, but perfectly designs them so that, perhaps, just by chance, you, or as in this case, I would take the time to notice.

Matthew 6:25-30 makes this point a little better.

“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

Knowing all of this, why do we worry about anything. We should trust God in all things, because if He cares for something as small as a flower, then know that He cares for us also. There is No one who cares more about you than God. So quit worrying about the things you need, seek God first, and then these things shall be added to you. Ask and you shall receive. Seek God and you will find Him. There is no one like our God!

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33

– All Sin — But ONE Sets Free

April 1st, 2009

No one is righteous and no one is perfect. Everyone from birth has sin, but God has given us a gift of Grace, and by this gift, we can be made righteous through the blood of Jesus Christ. All we have to do is accept it. The Bible clearly tells us in Romans chapter 3:21-29 that everyone has sinned. There is no one that is exempt. But through the love of our heavenly Father sending His Son to be a ransom for our sins, we can be cleansed and made right with God. This is because of the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.” If we will only admit that we have sinned and believe what Jesus did for us and accept His incredible gift of grace, we can be delivered from sin and death and live anew in His wonderful love and mercy. And once the Son sets you free, you are free indeed!

“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.”

Romans 3:21-29

Well then, if we emphasize faith, does this mean that we can forget about the law? No! Only when we have faith do we truly fulfill the law.

Romans 3:21-29