Thursday, June 15, 2006

The privilege of Christ

Last night I addressed this topic and felt like I should post this on my blog. Recently, I've been reading the book of Romans. The funny thing is, the verses that I've found to be the most challenging and meaningful, were the verses that I knew the best. I was reading out of Romans chapter three about the justification that is found in Christ. In v. 23 Paul writes that all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God, but he continues on that we have been justified as a gift by his grace through the redemption found in Christ Jesus.

Lately I've come to grips with the fact that, apart from Christ, I am nothing more than a worthless sinner whose righteousness is like filthy rags to God. Without Christ, without salvation, without being called by God and saved by grace, I am nothing! No wonder Paul claims that he finds his boast in the Lord. What do we have to boast about? NOTHING! Without Christ and his sacrifice for us, we have no hope. Thankfully, I have been called out of my life of sin into a relationship with Christ. I have been saved by grace. WHAT A PRIVILEGE! What a privilege it is to be a child of God. I don't want to be the person that takes his faith for granted. I don't want to be the guy that says, "well, I'll just goof around now and do what I want, but in a couple years, I'll get serious with my faith." If Paul were answering this he would say "May it Never Be!" I don't want to be defined by my own desires and fallen abilities. I want my life to be devoted to Christ is every aspect. I hope that you can see what a privilege it is to be a child of God and not take it for granted. Thank God today for calling you out of darkness and making you a part of his family!

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At 22:20, Anonymous Lisa said...

Matt, You brought tears to my eyes. I'm so proud of you!
Love,
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At 14:59, Blogger Charity said...

A verse I read yesterday which just nailed me was Gal. 6:14 "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Your post is just one more confirmation of something God has been pounding into my thick head lately. Thanks!

 
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