But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. Psalms 3:3 KJV
Good morning from chilly Florida. It’s tell me something good Monday, and I have some good news to share. I love teaching Sunday School. Thanks be to God, our group is growing and the discussions are . . . Well, wonderful, of course! I’m so thankful for this opportunity to serve God and my church. I look for more good things to follow.
Have you ever been conflicted about what to believe in? Have you noticed that some celebrities claim to believe in a higher power and equate all religions as the same? Do you sometimes wonder if the one creator is worshipped by people all over the world under different religions such as Christianity, Islamic, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, etc.? Do you question what is true and what is fantasy in the Bible? Let me set this straight for you. These religions are not the same and are not worshipping the same way. Some worship animals. Some worship famous people. Some worship God, but don’t believe Jesus is the Messiah.
Part of what sets Christianity apart from other religions is Christ’s grace and promises for eternal life. Christ taught love and forgiveness. Christians do not have to go out and kill nonbelievers. We forgive others because we are forgiven. Imperfect, sinful nature and unwavering faith, combined with good works is what Christians have in common. When we follow the Bible, we are also following the laws of man. I have often wondered if I lived during the time of Christ, would I believe he was the promised Messiah. I know I would, not just because of the miracles, but because of the sinless love he spread. The Bible isn’t just a history book and it’s definitely not science fiction or fairy tales. Proverbs 3:5 tells us to “[t]rust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Don’t try to put too much reason into something you can’t possibly understand. Trust me when I say that all Christians will know one day. You must have faith and love the Lord.
Today, I encourage you to not over think Christianity. Just love the Lord. God bless you.