It must have been wonderful to communicate directly with God as did men of ancient times. Though they couldn’t see Him, they were given the benefit of His spoken word. We still have the ability to communicate with our Heavenly Father. The words of the Holy Bible are His actual voice – written by inspired men of God.
The world has strayed from the truth of the Bible. Some churches have steadily manipulated the words to fit their own needs. Some have chosen to become politically correct or to create church bodies that are more like country clubs than houses of worship. They administer forgiveness to those who have sinned, but are still shackled to it. To some it becomes a place to feel good about yourself and your own accomplishments.
The devil is eager to weasel his way into our churches and corrupt the message – to fool us into thinking that we don’t really need a savior. I believe that in order to have the best relationship with God, we must first come to Him in repentance. We are told in His word to acknowledge our sin and ask for forgiveness. It’s through that simple task that He begins working in us.
Jesus associated with all kinds of people. He wasn’t crazy about the way the church had been corrupted and on more than one occasion He voiced His opinion about it. His ministry was intended for the salvation of all. He didn’t condone sinful behavior including the corruption of His Fathers house.
He did not come to save just the religious elite. He ministered to the lowest of society – including tax collectors, prostitutes and those who were ignored because of communicable diseases or poverty. That same ministry continues when His Word is present.
Dear Lord, thank you for leaving the wonderful legacy for me and the entire world. Through it I daily receive strength, confidence, assurance, faith and an amazing love story which you have written for me and all believers. Now in these difficult times, I ask for your intervention, knowing that you will bring order out of everything we face each day. Amen!