Sunday, October 24, 2021
“Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and high Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him as Moses also who faithful in all His house.” (Hebrews 3:1-2) I do believe there are many in the body of Christ who truly are not bound to anything on this earth. You could take away their house, bank account, job or business, and they would still love God.
Some look at believers like this and think their faithfulness comes simply from getting victory over sinful habits. Others think it means being constant in Bible reading, prayer, giving and church attendance. Still others think of it as going about doing good or keeping pure by avoiding all that is evil and wicked. But these things can never make us faithful to God. In fact, Scripture says you can give your body to be burned at the stake as a testimony, but without the proper motive–without love in your heart–you will die in vain (1st Corn. 13:3).
As I examine my heart before the Lord, I have to say, “God, I count on you to tell me when I’m dry and empty. And even though I love you with everything that’s in me, I sometimes feel that way, Lord, what is the root cause?” He knows what we have been through, what we are going through now and what we face ahead. He is waiting for us to come boldly to him. Saints, we live by promises, not by what we see. Encourage yourself daily in the Lord, reject the devil’s lies and build up your faith upon God’s Word. Then you will be able to say in all your trials, “I will rejoice because I have a place to go in my time of need.” Hallelujah!
You are loved, Pastor Don