On a Scale of 1-10…

posted by FBC Elder
Jan 4

As we begin a new year many turn to reading plans for their Bible and what a useful tool they certainly are!

As we read though, let us also consider the benefits of memorization!

The reason is because many have been asked “How sure are you that you would die and be with Jesus forever?” and unfortunately the replies vary on the scale of 1-10. Knowing God’s word should make that either an absolute 0 or a perfect 10.

We all start at 0, we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and because of that the wages of sin are death, bringing eternal punishment. Thanks be to God that he is the one who makes us alive in Christ, while we were still sinners, this realization is amazing and I think most Christians understand this truth but miss the application!

Romans 8:1 is a verse I memorized early on and share with those who struggle to understand their position in Christ. It says “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” This verse helped me when I struggled to understand that my righteousness counts for nothing but Christ’s righteousness is what makes me new, and acceptable for all eternity. Even when I still sin, nothing can separate me from the love of Christ.

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