Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What To Believe

Two burglars very proficiently disabled the alarm system and carefully picked the lock of a well-secured home. Just as they were quietly opening the door, a large guard dog suddenly appeared.

“Go in,” said one, confidently pushing the thief that was standing before him. “He’s OK, he is barking but wagging his tail.”

“True,” said the other. “But I don’t know which to believe.”

There are times when some of us struggle with the goodness of God’s grace and our salvation. We have questions about what we should really believe.

Someone might say, “You are too bad to be saved; the sins you have committed are beyond God’s forgiveness.” But the Lord says, “I came to call sinners, not the righteous to repentance.”

Another might say, “You are too young to be saved. You don’t understand what it means to be born again.” But God’s Word says, “Now is the accepted time.”

Others say, “I can’t hold out.” But His Word assures us, “He is able to keep us from falling and to present us faultless!”

Prayer: Father, in times of doubt and defeat, may we keep our eyes on You and our faith in You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. (Read more...)

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