This particular take on the book of Job is written to help understand the lessons than can be learned from Job's life, as well as a better understanding of the character and nature of God Himself, by taking a look at the oldest book in the Bible, from a different angle. When we do so, we will see things we never would have seen without changing the lens we view this incredible story through.More info →
2 Corinthians 5:21, “ For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins. Then, in exchange, he poured God’s goodness into us!” (Living Bible)
As a born again believer, did you know that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus? It is your faith in Christ that brings about your righteousness as opposed to your personal performance. While being born again makes all the difference, we still have an adversary who has come to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). One of his methods for doing so is trying to trick you into believing you are somebody whom you ultimately are not.
This applies in many areas but with proper knowledge of what salvation ultimately does for you; you will effectively defeat the wiles of the devil.
Within the pages of this book you will discover who you are in Christ, what is available to you, and what you can do with each and every piece of the Armor of God.More info →
Matthew 5:45, “that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (New King James)
There are certain phrases unheard until something bad has taken place. Whether it is, “God is in control” or “everything happens for a reason”, we can rest assured most that people will not bring God into the picture unless something negative has transpired. An-other common phrase uttered in difficult times is “God makes it to rain on the just and the unjust.”
However, as you read the words of Matthew 5:45 as seen above, you may have no-ticed there is more to this commonly quoted portion of scripture than you may have known based upon what people say. In fact, I have not heard anyone say, “God makes the sun to shine on the just and the unjust”. How can this be?
Personally, I believe it is due to the fact that blaming God gives us an easy out when it comes to accepting responsibility for the struggles we face in life.
Each problem we face in life comes via one of two avenues. The first is based solely upon our personal choices. There are times when we made a bad choice out of a lack of knowledge and paid the price for doing so. That price may have been light, but at other times, it may have been hefty. At other times, we may have known exactly what we were doing, ignoring all warnings and moving forward with a poor choice contrary to a lack of peace and additional red flags. Please understand, I do not say this in order to bring condemnation upon anyone, but to simply make a point, which is the fact that our choices are of utmost importance.