The American Martin Luther King said: “If a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
The salvation Jesus brought to this world cost Him His life. He died on a cursed cross, outside the city walls, there where lepers, the unclean, criminals and outcasts lived and died. He paid the full price.
What price must you pay for the Gospel? What does Christianity cost you? The answer is that it costs nothing to receive. There is nothing owing on that which Christ did for you and me on the cross. But when you start living the Gospel, it does come with a price. The price you pay for the Gospel is not by receiving it, but for spreading it, for putting it into practice.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ always gives rise to resistance…always…Without exception. In spite of the wonderful message of grace, forgiveness, reconciliation and abundant life that goes with it. Irrespective of how loving, merciful, broken and holy your life is, it is often these qualities in Christianity that frustrate others. Yet we persist because of the One who did it all.
Here is the thought for today:
The signs of the Christian church were always the Lamb, the Fish and the Dove…never the Chameleon.
Father, I ask that You help me remain steadfast in my belief in Jesus name…amen