Jesus Plus Nothing

Monday, March 11, 2013

We must continue encouraging one another to look to Christ alone for salvation. Why do we need to continually hear the gospel? Because unbelief is dangerous and yet very common. We display unbelief in the completed work of Christ when we add to His work. We reveal our doubts by working to insure acceptance rather than resting in the beloved. We view our failures as final. We focus more on our achievements than His achievement. We are created in Christ Jesus for good works. Our unbelief causes us to attempt good works in order to be created in Christ Jesus. Do you see the difference?
The writer to the Hebrews warned them to "take care that there not be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God" (Heb 3:12). We are 'partakers' of Christ! However, unbelief can cause us to fall from this divine position.
Jesus called out to those trying to please God, "come unto Me all that are laboring and I will give you rest (Matt11:28). Unbelief in His word and work will keep you from this rest. We have been made the righteousness of God (2 Cor 5:21). Christ died that He might bring us to God (1 Pe 3:18). He has qualified us to share in the inheritance...He delivered us from the domain of darkness...we have been transferred into the Kingdom of THE SON (Col 1:12-15). Be encouraged. Don't doubt! Look to Him and live!