Thoughts From Matthew 3:8-9

As I was reading today, Matthew chapter 3 verses 8 and 9 stood out. John the Baptist was preaching to the people “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near”! You know, that’s the same message we should be preaching…we don’t know when Jesus is coming back or when we will be called to join Him in our death. While he was preaching the religious leaders, the Pharisees and Sadducees, came to see what John was up to. When John seen them, he confronted them “Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other, ‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones. Folks, some of our religious leaders today need to hear that message. Actually every believer needs to hear and adhere to that exhortation. They proclaim that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, but their lives doesn’t resemble what they proclaim. I’ll tell you the truth, I sure don’t want to stand before God on judgment day and explain why I broke the 3rd Commandment.

“You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.
Exodus 20:7 NLT

2 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 5 tells us to “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.” Folks, we need to look at our lives and see if people can see Jesus in you. If not, now is the time to change. I’ll leave you with this verse…

“And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.”
Ephesians 4:30 NLT

Author: Bobby Robinson, Jr

Biblical perspective on Life, Society, Culture, Politics, and Religion!

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