Friday, February 11, 2011

Weariness on the Journey

"Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD." - Malachi 1:13

When we live a life of going through the motions, it is really easy to become weary.

Wake Up, Go To School, Go To Work, Go Home, Go To Bed, Wake Up, Go To School, Go to Work, Go Home, Go To Bed... and the scenario continues....

Our life becomes weary because we lack purpose in our life. We either forgot or maybe never knew why we woke up to live another day. We were created by God (Genesis 1) and we all have a purpose in this life. Matthew 22:36-40 says, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."

Our purpose in life is to have a personal relationship with God and to share the love of God with everyone else (our family and others). Pretty simple!

Unfortunately, just like when stuff gets between us and our friends, sin gets between us and God. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23. There is no way that we can be good enough for God to be friends with us. Our sin always gets in the way.

Because God hates sin so much, anyone who is a sinner has to pay for their sin. Revelation 21:8 says "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

God did not create us to live, die and burn. Romans 6:23 says, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Ephesians 2:8-9 says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."

God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, paid for our sin debt by shedding His sinless blood on the cross. All the bad things we do were all placed on Jesus Christ. "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." - II Corinthians 5:21. Jesus Christ took our sin and buried it with Him in the grave, defeating sin. "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8. The Bible also teaches us that three days later, Jesus rose from the grave, defeating death itself!

Understand, you cannot be good enough or do enough good things to have a relationship with God. You cannot be good enough to escape judgment. James 2:10 says, "For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all." Simply change your mind about how good you are and how you do not need a Savior. Change your mind and "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." - Romans 10:13

Trust in Jesus Christ today and begin your love relationship with God. It is your purpose in life... LOVE GOD. You do not have to be weary any more.