Day 142: The Choice           

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
2 Samuel 1:1-2:11
John 12:20-50
Psalm 118:19-29
Proverbs 15:27-28
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:

He who rejects Me, and does not receive My words, has that which judges him–the word that I have spoken will judge him in the last day. – Jn 12:48

You have a choice to make. If you accept Jesus, you will be judged as He was judged. When God judges you at the end of your life, you will be hidden in Jesus (Col 3:3). God will not see one spec of sin in you when you trust in the finished work of the Cross. You will receive the same reward as Jesus Christ Himself!

But if you reject Jesus, you will be judged according to the Law. The Law requires absolute perfection; and the unfortunate truth is that no man but One has ever been perfect (Rom 3:23). So many of us just try our best to live a “good life” apart from Jesus, and hope that God will understand our faults. But that is a flawed perspective. If we are not hidden in Jesus, we are consumed by sin. Sin is not allowed in God’s presence (Rev 21:27).

To receive Jesus is to receive everlasting life. When we confess our belief in Him (Rom 10:9), we will be saved. Will you accept Jesus today?

Prayer:

Father, I give my life to You. I repent of all my sins, and I put my faith in Your Son Jesus Christ. I accept His death on my behalf. I know I can never be perfect; but I know He is perfect so that I don’t have to be! I am Your child, and I love You!

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