Thought of the Day! 2-15-17

Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, (Romans 5:20 NKJV)

When a church minister is caught in the act of adultery, you will probably hear the phase “fallen from grace” being used by them. We have come to believe that when someone falls into sin, they have fallen from grace. But God wants us to know that when someone falls into sin, they have not fallen from grace, they have fallen into grace! Thank God His grace is there to put the person back on his feet.

Sin is evil! But sin is not overcome by us talking about it or relying on our willpower to overcome it. It takes God’s grace to destroy sin. In fact, it is when you are under His grace that sin has no more dominion over you. ( Romans 6:14.) It is when you see His grace providing His Son to put away sins and make you eternally righteous that sin will not dominate you. The devil will say, ” You think that you can still expect God’s blessings after what you did this morning?” That is when must remind yourself that Christ alone is your perfection and righteousness. All of us have faults. None of us deserve God’s blessings. That is why we plead the grace of God, which in His unearned, merited and undeserved favor toward us.

Sin does not and cannot stop God’s grace. If His grace can be cut off by sin, Jesus would have never have come to save us because we were all terrible sinners. But glory be to God, “where sin abounded, grace abounded much more”! My brethren, God’s grace is bigger and more powerful than all the world’s sins put together. Receive His grace right now and walk in total victory!

Thought of the Day 2-7-17

“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? (Matthew 6:25 NLT)

Is your heart full of worries about your health, finances, family, or future? Even when all is well, some people still worry because they have heard others say, “You should worry when everything is peaceful because something is wrong when the devil leaves you alone.” So they worry even when there is nothing to worry about!

But Jesus does not want you to worry about what you will eat or drink, or about your body and what you will put on your back. He tells you not to worry about your daily provisions because God, who is your Heavenly Father, knows that you need all these things and He wants to add these things to you. (vv 32-33.)

The problem with us today is that we think that we must do something to help ourselves. Some of us may even think that it is easy for Jesus to say, “Don’t worry. Take no thought for your life,” because He does not understand the problems we face in life.

But the truth is that Jesus understands the problems we face in life. In fact, He faced what I would call the ” final problem” death. Death is the “final problem” because it puts an end to all our other problems. Jesus faced death at the cross, conquered it and rose from the dead. And because He conquered the problem of problems, we can trust Him when He tells us not to worry! He will take care of you!