Monday, May 8, 2017

Questions and Answers

I have three searching questions for you. Have you ever been blamed for something you didn’t do? Have you ever been bitter because of that? How about this: Have you ever been broke and maybe you are still barely making ends meet? I can’t be certain about your experience or answers to these questions. But I’m excited to tell you and everyone in the world that we have been and are a blessed people. Let’s think about each of these realities for a few minutes. I suspect there is no one dead or alive who has not been blamed for something they didn’t do. Of course, as parents we all have heard our children as they were growing up in our homes say to a sister or brother, “I didn’t do it; you did it.” I guess we parents have never blamed them for something they didn’t do. Really?? Is it really possible that we have never been bitter about anything? I doubt that could possibly be true of any of us. Whether we are believers or not, all of us are sometimes angry or at least offended when things don’t go the way we think they should.

What about the third “B” word–broke? I mean we all run out of money at times. Well, maybe the wealthy never are really broke but sometimes they act as though they are. I can tell you with certainty we are all blessed by God. You might ask, How is that possibly true? The Bible tells us so. That is why it is true. God has richly blessed us all because He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ who died to pay for our sins and make it possible for all mankind to be forgiven and to make us children of God. Christ’s payment for our sin must be accepted before we can be sure of heaven. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Hm shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16).