John 3:18, “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
The greatest sin is unbelief. This is the sin that finally condemns. Anyone who dies in unbelief, their fate is sealed. The downfall of the Israelites was not because they were not religious enough; it is because they counted on their own righteousness. They lacked the true knowledge that would lead them to Christ for their justification by faith to secure righteousness. They had fallen from grace (Galatians 5:4).
I see a direct correlation between John 3 and Romans 10. Here is Paul’s analysis and cry to God for men like Nicodemus and his people, “1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. 2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes”, Romans 10:1-4. Unbelief was their downfall; their only hope was the righteousness of Christ to be received by faith. Read the rest of this entry »
Psalm 81:10,”I am the LORD your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”.
There are those times when things are not going on well in your life; the first question I suspect runs through your mind, “What did I do wrong?” Those are the times you begin to trace back to what might have happened to have brought you to this condition. When you are sick and go to the doctor, what do they do? They run some tests on you and ask you about your family health history. The doctor is trying to see where what you have could have started from. And if one of your family members had/have it, the conclusion would be, most probably that is where you may have inherited it from. Read the rest of this entry »