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Topic: Resolutions (12/29/03)

TITLE: Salvation, a life resolution
By Bukola Jimoh
12/30/03

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I will stop telling lies; I will be good; I will give up smoking…I will…I will…I will…goes the saying of people around the globe.

It is no surprise that many are drawing out resolutions for the new year- usually called the New Year’s resolution.

But the question is- can one really stand committed to these decisions? For the bible says: “…by strength shall no man prevail” (1sam2: 9)

To be firm in fulfilling them, I think one needs a watcher. A born again Christian has God’s word and the Holy Spirit as a watcher to our commitment. It all boils down to salvation-, which is the one and only resolution everyone on earth needs to make. It is a resolution that can last till eternity.

“When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.” (2corinth. 5:17).

Yet it is not a magical thing; it is not a once and for all affair. It is continuous. Which means, you are a “new being” as long as you remain in Him.

It says, “…so that everyone who believes…” (Jn. 3:16). Note the present continuous tense in “believes”, which shows continuity on our part.

Salvation calls for resolution, again and again and again…

The Holy Spirit’s got his own part, and we’ve got ours as well.

The resolution then should be: “…keep walking with fear and trembling to complete your salvation.” (Phil. 2:12).


Member Comments
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Jacqueline Odom-Bullock01/06/04
I totally agree with you. As I believe, what is a resolution without God? God bless you for your insight on this article.
L.M. Lee01/08/04
AMEN!
Kathy Pollock01/10/04
This is so true. We should not even make our "resolutions" without prayer. Better to see what God wants us working on. I really like your idea of needing a "watcher". The notion of accoutability to others and to Christ is too often glossed over. Great job.
BAYO OMOYIOLA, JR05/04/09
You write beautifully well. I will like to read from you via bayo_omoyiola@yahoo.com