THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Tom asked his friend John to go duck hunting with him.
John said, "No thanks. Last time I went hunting, a bird flew into my hiding place."
Tom asked, "Duck?"
John said, "No. Hit me right in the face!"
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
One of the reasons sin so often hits us in the "face," so to speak is because we don't DUCK!
Sin, from the Temptor, comes to "steal,....kill,...and to destroy."
kill the desire to serve,
and, destroy a witness.
The way to "duck" sin, is to FOCUS on Christ.
He is the One Who came to give "life"!
With Christ we have "life" -- eternal life.
Eternal life is more about quality than quantity.
With Christ we have joy.
With Christ we desire to serve Him out of love.
When we FOCUS on Christ:
we have "life more abundantly;"
our witness to a genuinely changed life remains in tact,
our problems are more easily overcome because of His presence and guidance,
sorrows are more easily overcome because we know that tears are a language God understands,
joys are more wonderful because we know they are blessings from our Lord.
Life is more MEANINGFUL when we are focused on Christ!
So DUCK sin, and FOCUS on Christ!