A Touch of EncouragementToday, when Jesus enters our world, he changes it. When Jesus enters our lives, he changes them. So the question for today, the ultimate question of faith, is this: "What, Lord, should I do?" So why not begin each day by asking Jesus that question?
Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?” So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.” (Luke 3:14 NKJV)
Every profession of repentance, which is not attended with a change of life, is mere hypocrisy. It did not condemn their profession, or say that it was unlawful to be a soldier, or that they must abandon the business in order to be true penitents. It was possible to be a good man and yet a soldier.
What was required was that in their profession they should show that they were really upright, and did not commit the crimes, which were often practiced in that calling. It is lawful to defend one's self, one's family, or one's country, and hence it is lawful to be a soldier (Law Enforcement). Man everywhere, in all professions, should be a Christian, and then he will do honor to his profession, and his profession, if it is not a direct violation of the law of God, will be honorable. (A. Barnes)
Papa Roy says, I urge you, just as John urged those men and women of long ago, to take a public stand, to acknowledge your sin, and to express your faith in Christ as your Savior. No one is saved by osmosis, by inheritance, or by mere knowledge, but by a personal commitment, a personal entrusting of yourself and your eternal future into the hands of Jesus Christ, who died for your sins, whose righteousness may be your own. Do it today!
In God we trust, so, true repentance calls all sinners to inner renewal!
Read through the Bible this year: Leviticus 3-4, Psalm 47, Proverbs 16, Luke 3
Come Just As You Are http://youtu.be/4NMRqOUcFZ8
Here I am Lord http://youtu.be/K6fYAiqV-Bs
Give thanks for this day of February 02/16/12 for God has made it!