“Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in the church are chasing after the world – not to win them, but to be like them.” Billy Graham. As the people of God, we should endeavour to live our lives beyond reproach. Well, you might be saying, how is this possible? Check out what the Bible says, “Live honourable lives as you mix with unbelievers, even though they accuse you of being evildoers. For they will see your beautiful works and have a reason to glorify God in the day he visits us..” Read 1 Peter 2:12 (TPT). Here is my point, [INTEGRITY – ACCEPTING WHO GOD SAYS YOU ARE] is an antidote to spiritual poverty.
In the 21st Century, spirituality has become a contentious topic, especially in a polarized world like ours. But the question we need to ask ourselves in this Century is this, who are we? Are we who we are because of our status in life or could it just be we are who we are because we have a closer walk with God? The Bible says this, “What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for? Read Mark 8:36 (MSG). Watch this, the real you is spiritual, and not physical. You live in a body which will deteriorate and turn to dust, but the spirit is what props up the physical, and without the spiritual, the physical is dead.
So here is my question, what is shaping our appetite today? I want to challenge us to look and read Romans 1: 18-32 (TPT), it gives us a stark warning about depravity in this age, however, the good news is this, “Since we are now joined to Christ, we have been given the TREASURES OF REDEMPTION by His blood—the total cancellation of our sins—all because of the cascading riches of His grace.” Read Ephesians 1:7 (TPT). Here is my point, [REDEMPTION] is an antidote to spiritual depravity and poverty.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for Your redemptive and restorative grace. My God, I am in awe of You and am eternally grateful to You in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
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