THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A stock broker managed investments for a very rich man.
Over the years, the rich man had grown VERY rich from
the broker's advice.
The rich man offered gifts several times.
But the broker always refused.
One day the rich man offered again, and wa surprised.
The broker said, "I've recently taken up golf. And,
a nice set of golf clubs would be nice."
That afternoon the rich man called.
He said, "So far I have purchased you 3 golf clubs.
But only 2 of them have swimming pools."
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
LIGHT from the WORD.
The REAL gift of salvation is Christ Himself!
Think of salvation as a full circle.
The first quarter of the circle is to "receive Christ" as LORD!
Unless He becomes LORD of your life, He will NOT be Savior.
The words "As ye have therefore received" mean we have
received Jesus in this manner.
The second quarter of the circle is daily obedience.
Since you have received Christ, "so walk ye in Him!"
Learn the principles of truth from God's Word.
Then, LIVE by them!
The third quarter of the circle is companionship.
Relize His closeness each day.
He is your one and only true Friend!
Be "rooted" in His love and "built up" by His
The fourth quarter of the circle is "abounding therein
The more we learn of Christ, the more JOY we have each day.
Life has tremendous meaning when we SURRENDER,
WALK IN OBEDIENCE, and KNOW HIS NEARNESS!
There is the full circle!
It should look like this --