If you were hit on the head by an inner tube being thrown at you while you were relaxing you'd probably get mad, maybe even swear and kick that thing back to where it came from. But if you were drowning and an inner tube hit you on the head, you'd grab on to that thing and never let go because you know your life depended on it. Well, Jesus, the LifeSaver has been thrown at us. He's been hitting people on the heads and people have been getting angry, swearing and trying to kick Him back to where He came from. They respond that way because they see no need for help... no need for rescuing. In their minds they are okay; they are comfortable, relaxed and secure. But little do they know that they are DEAD in sins (Eph 2:1-5) and are slowly going under. The truth is we are sinful people (Ro 3:23) and God is a Holy God and He cannot associate with sin. One sin is all it takes to separate us from God and the wages of sin is death (Ro 6:23), that means we will ALL face death! You might be living a "blessed" and secure life apart from God but one day you will see Him face to face and you will have to give an account for your sins. Then what? The Bible says, "Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord..." (Acts 3:19). Jesus is our LifeSaver. He died in our place. When we grab on to Him then we are secured. There is no other way. My prayer is that you would repent (turn) from self-reliance and grab hold of the LifeSaver, don't kick Him away in anger. Stop comparing yourself to other sinners and see yourself compared to a Holy God. Only when we realize how desperate our need is, only then will we grab on to the one true life giver and LifeSaver... Jesus. <><
Snippets are what pops in my head while having my daily quiet time with God. I write it down to maybe encourage, challenge or inspire others to read God's word. Please feel free to share your snippets as well. Enjoy and God bless!