A LOVE LETTER FROM JESUS (3)

NOVEMBER 4

You … are a letter front Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:3 NIV

                YOU know a Letter is addressed to YOU, the question becomes it say? Certain key words in 2 Corinthians stand out: “transformed,” “renounced,” and “made new!” “We … are being transformed into his likeness” (2Co 3:18 NIV). “We have renounced secret and shameful ways” (2Co 4:2 NIV). “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2Co 5:17 NIV). The message in our letter should make it clear that we’re not the people we used to be, because:

(a) Christ has changed LIS mentally. Being “transformed by the renewing of our mind” (Ro 12:2) we now look at life, ourselves, others, our challenges and options in light of God’s thoughts, not ours. We see opportunities where we saw only obstacles, and possibilities where we saw only problems. Minds that were frazzled with worry, are now filled with confidence and peace. (b) Christ has changed us morally. The list of wrongdoers mentioned in leo 6:9-10 was a lifestyle all too familiar to us. It includes the immoral, thieves, greedy, drunkards, slanderers, swindlers, etc. Then comes glorious verse 11: “And that

is what some of you were. But you were washed … sanctified … justified in the name of the Lord jesus Christ” (NIV). He has transformed our character. (c) Christ has changed us spiritually. Once we were unable to enjoy His Word, His worship and His ways. Now, alive by His indwelling Spirit, we revel in these things (See ‘ICo 2:14)t Your letter should read: “Jesus changed my life, and if you Jet Him, He will change yours too!” So today, deliver your love letter to everyone you meet.

Taken from THE BEST OF THE WORD FOR YOU TODAY

 

The young preacher was asked what was meant by the word “procrastination.”

“I really don’t know,” he replied.

“However, I think it is something Presbyterians believe in.”