MANY PEOPLE TODAY SEEM TO BE ECHOING IN THEIRÂ HEARTS THE WORDS SPOKEN BY THE CHILDREN OF ISRAELÂ REGARDING GODâ€™S REQUIREMENTS FOR HIS WORSHIP,Â â€œBEHOLD WHAT A WEARINESS IS ITâ€ (MALACHI 1:13).
These were people whom God would haveÂ loved to bless, but who had despised HisÂ claim upon them. e outward signs ofÂ worship had become a â€˜boreâ€™ and a â€˜burdenâ€™Â to them. If this describes your attitude IÂ would like to share a few facts with you thatÂ will change your perspective if you receiveÂ them as from the Lord.
I cannot describe to you the glory andÂ honour the Lord Jesus Christ enjoyedÂ with His Father in Heaven before He leÂ all that to come down to this sordid worldÂ of sin and suffering. He knew full well allÂ that would take place. e prophet IsaiahÂ foretold this in Isaiah 50:6, â€œI gave myÂ back to the smiters, and my cheeks to themÂ that plucked o the hair: I hid not my faceÂ from shame and spitting.â€ is was the SonÂ of God, co-creator of the universe, worshippedÂ by angels, feared by demons â€”Â and the Lover of your soul! He sufferedÂ inexpressible agony on the cross and shedÂ His blood to save you from the penalty andÂ power of sin in your life. He endured theÂ ultimate in suffering when a Holy God hadÂ to turn His back on Him as He becameÂ your Sin-Bearer, and the bearer of yourÂ punishment (Isaiah 53:5,6). God showedÂ His satisfaction with Christâ€™s sacrifice onÂ our behalf when He raised Him from theÂ dead and took Him back to Heaven.
Some day, this same Jesus is coming backÂ in the clouds to take all who trust HimÂ home to Heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:14-18).Â So, you have a choice! You can either yieldÂ to Christ by accepting Him as your SaviourÂ and the Lord of all your decisions and detailsÂ of your life â€“ or you can yield to Satan, whoÂ is the author of your rebellious thoughtsÂ and discontent. For the person who yieldsÂ to Christ, He gives a joy and peace that isÂ not dependent on circumstances, but onÂ the degree to which you will trust and obeyÂ Him. No more â€˜religious boredom,â€™ but aÂ wonderful living relationship, with meaningÂ and purpose.
Far from being a â€˜bore and a burden,â€™ theÂ life lived in trusting obedience to Christ isÂ exciting and awe-inspiring, as we experienceÂ the wonderful way that God works inÂ our lives for our good!Â Accept Him now as Lord and SaviourÂ and you will find Him a True FriendÂ throughout your life.
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