Unlimited: Christ Solves The Problem of Existence
Feb 5, 2017 1012
We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God (2 Cor 5:20).
Don’t let anyone tell you that Christianity and religion are irrelevant. The most significant fact in your existence and mine is that old-fashioned concept called “sin”. Human life is happy or unhappy, fruitful or unfruitful, significant or insignificant, because of its relationship not to things, but to this distinctive: are we doing what we know to be right? There’s nothing in this world that deals with sin effectively except the gospel!
What makes life matter is friendship, love, fellowship, honesty, purity and truthfulness. You can’t cut them up, parcel them up and send them through the mail. They are all intangibles. But these are the things that make life significant.
Our present existence is characterised by joy or sorrow according to our love relationships with our Creator, our brother, sister, wife, husband, father, mother, children, and the people with whom we work. And only the gospel can make these relationships altogether right. Think of it this way: Primarily we have only three relationships – with ourselves, our neighbour and our God. Unless we are right with God, we cannot accept ourselves; and if we cannot accept ourselves, we cannot accept our neighbour. – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: Ask yourself these three questions: 1) Are you truly able to accept your neighbour; 2) Are you truly able to accept yourself?; 3) Do you truly believe that God accepts you? Having considered these big questions, are you comfortable with your answers? What can you do about it?