But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16 New International Version
The reason many people do not understand the Bible and listen to sermons is because they are looking to see what is in it for me. They have no desire to know Jesus or develop a relationship with Him. Sadly, they will never understand the Bible or the sermons. Even when the Holy Spirit does speak to them, they blank it out because it convicts them and moves them to repentance. They do not want a savior; they want a genie that gives them everything they want.
On the other hand, when you read the Bible and listen to what the pastor is saying it moves you first to repentance, then to develop a relationship with Jesus and finally for you to give your life in service to Christ.
After all, once we have accepted Christ as our savior, we are not to just sit there and wait for Jesus to take us to Heaven.
We have been called unto service.
For we are Godís handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 New International Version
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) for blessing me with the wonderful privaledge of having Jesus as my Savior and the marvelous relationship we have and are developing. I cherish the opportunity to serve You with love. I give thanks in the magnificent name of He who made it all possible Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus' precious love bless you today and every day.
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