I have exciting news! I’m going to start posting a weekly blog post beginning today! I’ll be covering more Scripture verses and give you an opportunity to study it for yourself for a week. Obviously, John 20:6 is the Scripture about the resurrection of Christ – HE AROSE!!! Without the resurrection of Christ, Christmas would be meaningless.
Today we have joy, peace, and HOPE that was not possible before God raised Christ from the dead! Aren’t we thankful for what Jesus did for us on Calvary and beyond? When the stone was rolled away and God raised Christ from the dead… salvation’s wondrous plan was done. All that’s left is for us to believe and with faith, trust that God through Christ has us in His very capable hands – and with His Holy Spirit, will help us navigate our way through.
I’ve heard so many sermons about this passage of Scripture. We know that Peter was a bold sort – a fisherman by trade – we might call him rugged, unpolished, a diamond in the rough. He’s the sort who speaks before thinking and ends up having to apologize later. That may sound familiar to some. LOL!
For this week, I want us to think about 2 Corinthians 4:16-18.
I was taught that a verse that begins with THEREFORE needs to be investigated further. We need to know what came before this verse, so we know what it is THERE FOR… so – verse 15 says:
As God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory. – 2 Corinthians 4:15
It’s not that I’m against doing all I can to preserve myself outwardly – believe me. I don’t welcome these crows feet around my eyes at all – but I try to call them smile lines to keep it positive. The question really is, does your outward maintenance mean more than your inward maintenance? So much mental struggle could be helped if we’d just put as much importance on studying God’s Word as we do on spa days for the outward body. Let’s face it, when we get to Heaven, God’s not going to ask me how many spa days I took (which I could count on one hand) – but He will ask how many times I shared the gospel of Christ with others.
True Christianity is about living a balanced life. God gave us one body and one soul, along with a great owner’s manual, if we’ll take the time to read it. The Bible teaches us so much about ourselves and how to care for body, soul and mind.
I had a friend who always tried to put things together without reading instructions. It made me crazy! He’d end up with extra pieces – or needing pieces, then scratched his head because he couldn’t figure out how that happened. Really?
Have a wonderful week and leave this blog some love if you like it. Thanks! 🙂