“Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:13-17
God’s Word makes it clear that our duty as a believer to show honor and respect to others regardless of whom they are. The reasons for this is that first, we represent a higher authority, which is Jesus Christ. Second, when we show honor and respect we are showing others that we truly belong to HIM. And third, the Lord commands and expects us too.
Let’s be honest this is not always easy, especially when the other that we need to show respect too has treated us wrong. So how do we do it? I believe is by remembering three great assets of a Christian: prayer, forgiveness and love. If we truly seek God through prayer, He will help us to forgive and show us how to love others.
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4
Why did Jesus die? is a question that many have often asked or wondered about. I think there are many answers to this question. The first answer is because we had a huge sin debt and only His righteous blood could pay the price.Second reason was to save our souls from suffering the wrath of God in Hell. Third reason He died was so that we could have a relationship with God. The final reason that He died was so that we could walk in newness of life.
I would like for you to think about this!! Before Jesus took our place at Calvary there was no way for us to live a life that pleased God because we would always fall short. BUT now since Jesus has died and rose again, sin and death have no more power or control in our lives. Because of Jesus we can now live a life that pleases God.
Why did Jesus die? So that we “..may have life and have it more abundantly” John 10:10.
The more one grows in his or her faith, I believe there are certain books of the Bible that they will hold dear. One of those books is Romans. Even though it can be confusing at times there are truths that just stand out.
We discover a truth in Romans 5:8, which says: “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
The truth is that even though we do not deserve it, He sent His Son to die for us, thus paying our sin debt. Why did God do this, because He loved us.
God loves you today. Let me ask you a question: Have you accepted Jesus as your Savior and if you have accepted Him how long has it been since thanked God for loving you the way He did by sending His Son to die for you?
Oh How God Loves you and me!!!