Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Love is Better than Understanding!


The message about the cross doesn't make any sense to lost people. But for those of us who are being saved, it is God's power at work.

God was wise and decided not to let the people of this world use their wisdom to learn about him.

Instead, God chose to save only those who believe the foolish message we preach.   Jews ask for miracles, and Greeks want something that sounds wise.   But we preach that Christ was nailed to a cross. Most Jews have problems with this, and most Gentiles think it is foolish.

I Corinthians 1:18 & 21-23

When unsaved people hear about the Cross of Jesus Christ they will say, "That sounds foolish!"  It is only after you turn your heart to Jesus that the Cross begins to make sense!

So what is it that draws men and women to commit their whole lives to Jesus?  The Good News itself is not logical according to the wisdom of this world.  The Gospel only makes sense after you have given your heart to Jesus.  It is Jesus that draws you to Himself!  What Jesus did saves you, but who Jesus is enthralls you!  The Creator of all there is has come to earth to woo you to Himself with LOVE!  That "unbelievable" truth is spine tingling when you do believe it!

Even many Christians spend their lives trying to "understand" the Lord rather than simply living in the joy and peace that comes from knowing Him!  It is like a husband who spends his time hoping to understand his wife better rather than using that time enjoying the love that flows between them.

Real understanding of Jesus and the Gospel will come because of the relationship not instead of it.  Those who "know" Jesus without a living relationship only know about Him!  Even Satan knows all "about" Jesus.

"Lord Jesus I choose again today to commit my every step to walk in Your way!  I do not understand You, but I love You and I know that loving You, Jesus is the answer to all my problems!  May You be praised and glorified forever!  Amen."

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