Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Entrusting our souls to Christ while doing good.

1 Peter 4:12-19 (ESV)
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. [13] But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. [14] If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. [15] But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. [16] Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. [17] For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? [18] And

"If the righteous is scarcely saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"

[19] Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

“Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful creator while doing good.” Doing good, it really can’t be done without entrusting our souls to a faithful creator. Jesus Christ has taken care of our souls. Forgiving them and making them clean he has made it possible for them to do good. In the end it is the forgiveness of sins that makes good works possible.


Steve Martin said...

"Apart from me you can do nothing."

It wasn't Obama, or George Bush that said that.

(well...they might have)

Brigitte said...

Love is such a thing. Not only does it have to be freely offered but also from deep humility or even humiliation. Even God did it this way.