Living For God

From One Beggar to Another

It has been said that Christian evangelism is like one beggar showing another beggar where to find food. So from one beggar to another:

Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (We ALL deserve condemnation, but amazingly are offered grace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.)

and Romans 5:19 says, “For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” (Adam sinned, bringing sin to everyone in the world, Jesus -being fully God- was the only One able to live a perfect life, which He did. He then chose, in His perfection, to take the sins of all who would place their faith and trust in Him ALONE upon Himself on the cross. Undeserved, amazing grace!)

and I Corinthians 1:21-29 says, “For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”

None of us can boast. We each have a choice. Will we choose to view the Cross of Christ as full payment for our failings, or will we choose, instead, to view what God did for us at the Cross as foolishness? One choice offers complete forgiveness and redemption, the other condemnation. Isaiah 64:6 tells us that our most righteous acts are as filthy rags to the Lord. We each need a redeemer. Will we accept His way of redemption, or in arrogance, demand our own?

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