Our text is from Luke 7:50. And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
One day here recently I was feeling one of those blue days. You know, one of those days where you are feeling kind of down. So I was searching for a pick-me-up passage and this text was it.
As I was doing some bible studies I was listening to a tape and the man on the tape was saying that what ever happens, if you are saved, in the end everything will be alright. That was just what I needed to hear. I was encouraged, up, and running again. The Lord knows just what we need and when we need it. That is his wonderful grace.
In our text for today Jesus told the woman that her faith made her whole, and then he said, “Go in Peace.” As far as salvation is concerned everything would be alright. We have peace with God if we have been saved. It is so good to know that whatever we face and whatever comes our way in the present or future, or whatever has happened in the past, being saved makes all the difference.
It’s Alright Now.
Our text is from Romans 6:23.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We die because of sin. That is, we receive wages for our sin. Notice our text. For the wages of sin is death…
That is, we commit sins each day but that is because we have a sin nature.
We are not sinners because we sin. We sin because we are sinners.
That’s the one thing that we all, without exception have in common. We are all going to die because we are all sinners.
If you go to church you are still going to die.
If you are famous you are still going to die.
If you are a billionaire you are still going to die. If you are healthy you are still going to die. If you are a great athlete you are still going to die.
If you are educated you are still going to die.
If you have a professional job you are still going to die.
If you are talented you are still going to die. If you are a Christian you are still going to die.
If you don’t believe in God you are still going to die.
If you are a nobody you are still going to die.
If the Lord Jesus doesn’t come back in our lifetime, we will all die someday.
The Bible states …it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: Hebrews 9:27.
So now I want to ask you this question.
If you have not accepted his free gift of eternal life, what will you say to your judge?
I think somebody is in deep trouble!
Our text is from Song of Solomon 2:10. My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Our text is about a man calling his bride up from sleep to come away with him.
Because the Bible likens death to sleep, one day there will be a shout from the Lord to wake us up and to call us out and away from this earth so… this is a picture of the resurrection of the Church (the saved people).
When I think of all the worries, heartaches, trouble, sickness, sadness, sin, misery, war, and funerals I wish someone would shake me and say, “Wake up, wake up!” Well, one day it will happen.
One of these days real soon the Lord will come and with a shout wake us up. If we are sleeping in the cemetery, or if we are alive, we will hear his voice and we will know who it is and we will be changed in a flash and our life on this earth as we know it (which will seem like a dream) will be all over.
Lord, please hurry up and wake me up!
Our text is from Romans 3:23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
In our text it is plain and clear that we are all in the same boat. The sinner’s boat. That is, we all sin. Sin is what we all have in common. So we are all in trouble. God is holy and we are unholy. How is that fixed?
I recently had the opportunity to witness to a young man that would not get saved because he said that he couldn’t live it. I told him that he was right, that’s why he needed Jesus.
The very next verse in our text says, Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus… It is in the Lord that we have redemption and that is because we are justified freely by his grace. It is not thru our works that we get justified. Notice in verse 27. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. So now we get to verse 28. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
See, it is not about us depending on us but about Jesus and his grace that we are justified and redeemed.
You can’t live it, so don’t think you can.
Ask God to help you live for him the best that you can and leave the justifying and redemption to the Him.
Our text today is taken from John 8:11 Jesus speaking. …go, and sin no more.
The context is a woman that was brought to Jesus caught in the act of adultery. The elders asked him about what the Bible said and what does he say. After he answered them and wrote some things on the ground, it was all over. They were pricked in their heart and they had a guilty conscience about the whole setup. Where was the man? See, it was a setup.
Anyway, they all left with only Jesus and her alone. By the way that’s the way it will end up with all of us. Just God and you.
Jesus said that he wouldn’t condemn her but he did say, “Go and sin no more.”
When we mess up we need to confess the sin and tell God that we are sorry and don’t do it no more. That is, don’t make the same mistake again. Unfortunately we all usually don’t learn and we do make the same mistakes over and over, don’t we? Thank God for his mercy.
May God help you to…
Go, and sin no more.
Our text today is drawn from Mark 8. 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
So many people trade their soul in cheap. They miss out on so much when they don’t serve the Lord.
To keep them from attending church, all the devil has to do is offer them double time or time and a half and many seem to jump at the chance to earn a few extra dollars only to have created other problems. The devil has convinced them that those few dollars that they get is the answer to their problems. It’s not. It creates more problems than they solve. Time away from the family. Time not spent with Jesus Christ. Time not spent with other Christians. Time that will never be recovered and that will have to be accounted for at the Judgment Seat of Christ. That’s why the Bible says in 1st Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But it goes on. Sometimes it’s almost like they want to miss church. By the way, you do what you want to do.
I understand that many do this because they are in some kind of financial bind but then again, what got you in this bind? Was it covetousness? Did you see something you wanted? In many cases or even most cases we work on Sundays and become in bondage to things or people while slamming other Christians that do go to church. When you don’t do right you criticize others that are trying to do right. You know what I mean. Some may not like this but it’s true. (When a dog gets hit, he yelps).
What price do you put on your spiritual life? It has needs too. What price do you put on eternal souls?
If you have children and they don’t know about the Lord or how to serve him they lose all the way around. They might not ever get saved or have a walk with God. What price do you put on your eternal destiny and theirs? …what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? What about your spouse or other members of your family. If you would do the right thing it’s possible that they would get saved or have a closer walk with God. In many cases it will be your fault.
Wouldn’t it be horrendous if it was your fault that members of your family didn’t get saved because you sold out for double time? Wouldn’t it be a horrible thing if the Lord were to give you the privilege of casting your own spouse, children, or other family members into the lake of fire, knowing its all your fault, all because you wanted to work for double time?
It’s just not worth it.
Don’t sell out cheap. Serve the Lord while you have the chance to do so. The time will be priceless. Remember, when you let the devil cheat you out of time for the Lord it is never recovered and you lose.
It’s Not Worth It