Monday, November 10, 2008

Thought for the day

In my reading this morning I came across this passage from the book The Passion Of Jesus Christ by John Piper that really spoke to me:

"The world will bring its condemnation. They may even put their sword behind it. But we know that the highest court has already ruled in our favor. "If God is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31). No one successfully. If they reject us, he accepts us. If they hate us, he loves us. If they imprison us, he set our spirits free. If they afflict us, he refines us by the fire. If they kill us, he makes it a passage to paradise. They cannot defeat us. Christ has died. Christ is risen. We are alive in him. And in him there is no condemnation. We are forgiven, and we are righteous. "And the righteous are bold as a lion" (Proverbs 28:1)."

To live is Christ, to die is gain. Let us glorify Him in everything we do!


Lori said...

That is a very timely reminder! Thanks!

Craig and Bethany said...

Yes! I wonder why Christian are not the most confident, most vibrant people in the world considering that ruling. Makes me want to better live the heritage we've been given! Thanks!

Rose Emily said...

So true and such powerful words of promise.

Goat said...

I love getting to know your heart better.