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Answers for Each Day - Sept. 9

  • 2016 Sep 09

The Cross is Enough

Key number five to regaining your spiritual edge is also found in 2 Kings 6:6,

So the man of God said, "Where did it fall?"  And he showed him the place.  So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float.

Why a stick?  What does a piece of wood have to do with it?

Please remember that this story is in here for our benefit, and every part of it is significant.  I believe this piece of wood is a type of, or points to, another piece of wood where something happened that is very significant to us.

I believe it points to the cross, that piece of wood where Christ was crucified for you and for me, and that God wants us to realize that Jesus' sacrifice at Calvary was enough to take care of all our problems, and restore us no matter our spiritual state.

It is enough to cleanse us and restore our spiritual edge.  In fact, it is the only thing that has the power to do it.

If you have lost your zeal for God and you have become spiritually dull, repent and say, "Jesus, I believe that Your work on the cross was enough to restore me."

If you apply what He did on that piece of wood, it is enough to restore you, no matter how far you have fallen away from where you should be.  He took your failure, and He nailed it to that cross.  He rose from the dead victorious on the third day, and He offers that victory to you!

If you have lost your cutting edge, the cross of Christ and the blood shed upon that cross are enough to take care of everything.

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