Sunday, November 20, 2005

Potent therapy for a multitude of sins

The amazing cure-all for large hurdles seems to lie almost in hiding right in the middle of a sample list of poisons. There in the beginning of Ephesians chapter 5 can be found for anyone looking for them at least two powerful truths.

1. Who are you following? (v. 1) It starts there.

2. How would you describe your walking style? (v. 2)

3. How we forget! Christ is our offering and sacrifice, which alone pleases God.

4. Notice the hidden weapon in v. 4. " . . . but rather giving of thanks." More powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings (of sin), is the genuine attitude of GRATEFULNESS. Could it be that when we really grasp how desperate we are in need of all that Christ offers, and how empty we are without Him, that only then we cry out for Him? Then we become truely thankful. And, by the way, look what just got forgotten? the list of the enemies of our soul: fornication, all uncleanness, covetousness, filthiness, foolish talking, jesting, etc.

"For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light."

Have a great season of giving thankfulness to the Lord for all He has eliminated in our lives!


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