Matthew 18:11 “For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
The heart of the Father is for all His creation to receive the gift of His Son as Savior. Jesus was sent solely for this purpose. The provision through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ offers to all.
His love for man does not exceed God’s care for even the birds of the air.
Luke 12:6-7 “Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.”
The value God places upon us cannot be diminished. Satan will continually assault the view we have of ourselves. He bombards our minds with questions that challenge our knowledge of God. We must not accept anything less than the unconditional love our Father has toward us.
The fact that at salvation, all sins are forgiven, we become subject to the devil’s wiles when we fail to apply the truth of the Word of God to the lies.
All are welcome to come and receive Christ as Savior.
2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
All must hear from the Word of God to be saved.
Romans 10:17 “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Why do we tend to forget the price paid, the sacrifice was given, and the love that was shown, after we receive the gift? We are grateful enough to say, “Thank you,” but soon lose interest because of familiarity.
When we lose intensity, we lose urgency.
If the Father’s heart was to make full provision in Jesus Christ, we must settle our hearts to take His message seriously.
Matthew 18:14 “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”
Jesus came to fulfill the will of the Father.
John 5:30 “I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.”
In like manner, we must take up our call to be witnesses while there is still time.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
To stay intensely focused on the main thing, we need to immerse ourselves in our relationship with God. Hearing the voice of the Holy Spirit is crucial. It is the direct opposition that works to deaden our closeness with God.
We must see as God sees and hold dear that which is closest to His heart. Jesus knew His mission and completed it thoroughly. There was not one thing left undone.
To hear, “Well done,” we must be about the business God has for us. The closer we are to His coming, the more urgent we need to become.
Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”
May you consider this blog today as your provoking unto the good works God has for you today.