“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). We cannot work our way to Heaven or gain that blessed rest by any means other than that of the saving blood of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God. The work of Jesus on this earth was expressly to provide us a way to the Heavenly Father. Jesus did not come to earth because this earth was such a glorious place to live; God’s true glory was up in Heaven. He did not come to become a political leader or a prophet of doom, a celebrity or man of fame; He came to become our Savior. Gaining notoriety or fame, being wealthy or powerful are not the highest goals or merits one can obtain, truly the most important is that of gaining Jesus as your personal friend and Savior. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul “(Mark 8:36-37)? As you read quotes from the Bible God’s Holy Word, I suggest you examine their importance and relativity. They have been given to instruct you and to guide you into the very presence of God.
We must get our eyes on the true purpose or riches of this world. The possessions of this earth are only temporal; they are of no significance or value in the scope of eternity. It is somewhat ironic that no matter how rich you are or how powerful you become, the only thing of significance that you can take from this place (earth) is your belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Savior. What better is there to learn or know than Jesus? This is a fact that brings all men to the same level; it makes us all equal in the sight of God. The love of God includes all mankind, there was not a person ever born that was not recorded in the loving heart of God, how great His judgment, how marvelous His love. How could anyone ever doubt His indisputable existence, or how could anyone ever refuse His marvelous love? Truly the lonely are made weary without Him, and without the hope of His salvation we become destitute. GLH www.myownwordz.com