THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Dad came home and sat down to relax and read the paper.
His young son wanted to play.
To keep the boy busy for a few moments, while he relaxed, Dad pulled a picture of the world out of the paper.
He tore it into several pieces, and said, “Son, go to the other room and put this back together, then we’ll play.”
The boy left, and came back all finished in just a few moments!
Dad, surprised, asked, “How did you do that so quickly?”
The boy said, “Well, there was a picture of a man on the other side.
When I got the man right, the world was right too!”
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
ALL of us are sinners (Rom. 3:23).
As a result, just like Adam and Eve in the garden, humans are hiding from God.
However, God is loving, and is continually calling men to repent and be saved.
He is also continually calling saved sinners to a right relationship with Him.
God’s calling has the purpose of restoration.
The whole Bible is written to “commend(eth)” – or demonstrate – God’s love toward man.
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” (John 20:31)
“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” (1 John 5:13)
Through Christ Jesus, God offered His own perfect, sinless life as an atonement for our sin.
Man CAN BE “justified” through surrender to Christ as Lord!
And, man CAN BE “reconciled” to have a personal relationship with God daily!
God is calling and offering.
Have you listened and responded?
God knows if He can get the “man” right, the world will be ok too!