Simple Faith… “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Mark 10:15
Jesus made it simple when he described becoming like a little child in order to enter into His Kingdom. Small children can clearly see simple truths because they are not encumbered by the complexities of adult living. Because of their humility and honesty they are able to listen to the Lord’s teaching about sinful man and our need for a Savior. For a child, loving Jesus is an opportunity to be loved. They can easily accept God’s gift of His only son Jesus for their salvation. Thus, childlike faith in Christ is your bridge to God.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him” (John 3:16-17).
Don’t miss meeting the Lord in simple faith because of the pain or problems you have already encountered in this world. There is no other lasting peace to be found on earth. Jesus said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
What is our part? Our part is to confess faith in Jesus Christ and His part is to forgive us of our sins and give us eternal life in heaven. The Bible teaches, “That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Romans 10:9-10).
Have I simply placed my faith in Jesus Christ for the salvation of my sins? Have I made public my confession through baptism and engagement with a community of believers?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading? How will I respond?
April 17, 2021
“The Lord created you in the fullness of your humanity, and it is your humanity that he longs to redeem.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 17th, 2021 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who [...]
April 16, 2021
“Our global crisis is a clear call from God to return to God.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 16, 2021 Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. In just a short [...]
April 15, 2021
“A nimble faith enables us to stop and respond to the guiding voice of the Lord.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – April 15, 2021 You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? Galatians 5:7 (NLT) Over the years, I’ve tried to cultivate an eye that sees [...]