We are now attending a great church called Lone Mountain Missionary Baptist Church. Tonight was our weekly Bible study. We talked about the total depravity of man.....whew! Are we depraved or what?? Even as a child of God, we still have that sin nature. We constantly have to be on our toes to keep our walk with Christ on the straight and narrow. So we heard the bad stuff. LOL
Now, we also heard that God is love. What an amazing thing!!! It would have been so easy for God to say "Ok, let's see if you can work your way to Heaven. Ha ha ha!" BUT, thankfully, God saw fit to send His only begotten Son to this earth to pay that terrible price for us! Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "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." Grace, I found out, stands for God's Riches At Christ's Expense. What an awesome thought. Christ paid that terrible price for ME! Somebody who is a nobody. We should be in awe at this gift of eternal life that was GIVEN to us!
If that isn't love, I don't know what is! We truly have an awesome God! Another verse in the Bible states that we loved Him (Christ) because He first loved us. Wow!
We as Christians need to sit down and really ponder what Christ did for us almost 2000 years ago. It sure should make a difference in how we look at serving our Savior. I definitely am humbled by it.
Have a blessed day!