Here's an exciting opportunity. You just won first prize at the opening of the new bank. You have three minutes, 180 seconds, to carry out of the vault as much cash as you can. What you carry you can keep. But in fact there are two vaults: one filled with $5 bills and the other with $100 bills. In which vault do you begin? Duh!
No brainer, right? You choose the one with the best return. And the same is true when we want to hear from God. God has used many ways in the past to communicate with us, but now He has provided the best way of all. Let's see what that might be.
Receive"Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son" (Hebrews 1:1-2, ESV).
What does this verse say about the ways God has spoken to us? What are some of the ways that God has made His Word known in the past? Your answers might include: creation--humankind, the world; men--like poets, preachers and prophets; circumstances; events and conscience (the "oughtness" within).
Today God speaks to us through His Son. What are the advantages of hearing from God through His Son?
"The words that I [Jesus] say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works" (John 14:10, ESV).
Jesus also taught us that He and He alone, was the way to God: Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6 NKJV).
ReflectNow, you may ask, don't other religions and philosophies say they’re the way to life or the way to God? While they may claim something like that, there is one huge difference between Christianity and all the others--in Christianity Christ says not only "here is the way" but also I give you the power to live that way.
When you have Jesus teaching you the very words of God, and you have Jesus enabling you to live God's way, then you have something much better than any other religion or philosophy that has ever existed.
RespondWant know what God says? What to know what God's will for your life is? Want to know how to have a personal relationship with God? Take your Bible, go to the Gospels, read about what Jesus said and did--and you'll discover for yourself the very words of God.
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My Comments: I encourage all who read this to give God's one true way a try. He says believe and believing takes and is an action. You believe the plane will stay in the air even though it shouldn't. You believe the car will stop in time to protect you from an accident every time you get in one. You may not understand every thing about how or why any things keeps you safe yet you believe it will. God tells you He will keep you safe and believe He will keep you safer than any plane or car ever could.
He keeps us safe when we come to Him through His Son Jesus who He sent to save us and bring us to Himself spotless only because of the sacrifice of the one perfect lamb the Lamb or God, Jesus. We then by our belief become adopted sons and daughters of God the Father. We do this by believing and following Jesus and relying on God to bring us to Him safely to live forever with Him. What a promise. No other can make this promise!
Abba Father give us the strength to always turn to You to believe Your promises and to know Your love through Your Son Jesus our King. Thank You Father for all you mercies and your gift of Salvation and Righeousness. Amen