Living in light of the Good News
August 5, 2011
…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Everyone loves some good news, right? But interestingly, it’s often bad news that makes the good news the Good News. Suppose that you were to go to the doctor and he finds a lump or a spot on your skin, and says, “I think it would be wise to remove that and take a biopsy.” And you, of course, begin to fear the worse.
So that spot is taken off and you wait that seemingly unending period of time until the report comes back. You go to the doctor’s office and he looks at you and then a smile breaks across his face and he says, “I’ve got some good news for you. No cancer!”
But you see, it took bad news to make the good news good. If someone had just randomly walked up to you on the street and said, “You don’t have cancer,” that would’ve meant nothing. It’s the circumstance that makes the good news good.
The Good News of Christ is only good if you know the bad news: you’re a sinner. But when Christ reaches down and saves you out of the pit of your sinfulness, that’s the best news anyone could ever hear. And the best way you can respond is by living your life fully for Him!
CHRIST SAVING YOU FROM YOUR SINS IS THE GREATEST NEWS YOU COULD EVER HEAR. SO LIVE IN LIGHT OF THAT TRUTH BY FULLY DEVOTING YOURSELF TO HIM EACH DAY!
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