Monday, December 17, 2018

Time for Change

The Call of Jesus

“Repent and believe the Gospel”

Repent of what?    -   I will let Him answer

Luke 6
“Woe to you who are rich”      -   self gratification
“Woe to you who are full”         -  lack of consideration of others
“Woe to you who laugh now”     -  shallow thinking
“Woe to you when all people speak well of you” – compromising truth and righteousness

His commands were challenging:
“Love your enemies”   - action for the good of opponents
“Bless those who curse you” – response to hate speech
“Pray for those who abuse you” – caring for persons beyond their  behaviour
“Give to everyone who begs”    - generosity to those in need

Shall I continue to highlight our need to repent?

He did continue:

“Love your enemies and do good and lend expecting nothing in  return”
“Judge not”
And much more----------------

Then He said:

“the one who hears and does not like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation.”

So where does that leave me ?  -  ‘ashamed’
Is there hope?  Yes.  Repent ( acknowledge and turn from evil)
                        Believe the Gospel ( forgiveness and power through Jesus Christ the Lord)

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