You Can Depend on Christ, for He Leads the Lost Sheep Back to God

My family in Christ,

However hard times may seem, be in no doubt that our God loves justice and hates sin (Isaiah 61:8). Indeed, sin was never meant to be a part of this world, and came able through the disobedience of the first couple (Gen. 3). For,

“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work (1 Jn 3:8 NIV).

Christ came to lead us back to where we belong. In Him:

“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven” (Ps 85:10-11 NIV).

Through this gracious and loving act (1 Jn 4:9) God has allowed us, by being born again, to form part of a new creation, one which the devil’s evil and sinful power cannot penetrate:

“No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God” (3:9).

And the greatest characteristic of this new creation: LOVE (1 Cor. 13:13). So let us love (or at the very least, strive to love) one another, recognising that under God there is true equality between each and every person here on earth. I know that at times this is difficult, that social structures just seem to divide us. But this I think is faith’s one requirement: that the liberated children of God must put on the armour of God (Eph. 6:13-17) and never cease from doing works of righteousness under the “battle cry” of “Love!”:

God bless you.

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