36th week: Jesus Rock - FAITH! It’s good to just believe in Jesus, but there’s more to that than what we usually think
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6 (KJV)
Many nominal Christians say: “Just believe in Jesus. That’s all there is to it”. That is enough for them. Yet, that strips us of any responsibility. We may be all we want to be, and just believe in Jesus, and then all would be ok! That’s the thinking of some. Not so!
The Lord is a Person! He is not an idol. He is not a thing. He is not an icon we place in front of us, and kneel down and bow down to it in prayer and worship, saying: We believe in this stuff”. Jesus is not a Stuff. He is not a religious system, a structure, a doctrine, a dogma, a creed or any such thing. He is alive! He has an opinion in all matters of our life and existence. He is our maker, our creator. He holds our life in His hands, and He has a purpose for our life.
Many people “believe” in God just because they want to have some good feeling on the inside of them, that they are acting good, moral and religious. That’s not a godly thing. That’s a deception. The Lord is not a religious exercise. He is a Person. And more – He is the Ruler of Heaven and Earth, the Lord of your life, and mine, the Master of all living, as well as the owner of the whole Universe. Now that’s what you call a real estate owner! There’s nowhere you can go to hide for His Presence! Another cultural religion or belief in a foreign tribe, tongue or nation does not disqualify Him as the Lord of all. Even if You go to Mars and the “green guys” have another system of beliefs there, He is still God of all. Let’s not box the Lord in our limited understanding. Let’s give Him the glory due to His name and let’s arrange our life accordingly.
Jesus Rock - FAITH
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