Sunday, December 5, 2021
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse of The Day: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
Thought of The Day: What Satan has ruined through sin, Christ has fixed through his death on the cross.
LISTEN : Jesus Christ is the hope of the world. He accomplished for us what we can’t accomplish by ourselves. He took our place on the cross and gave us his righteousness. The Bible says,
“The sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over us, but all who receive God’s wonderful, gracious gift of righteousness will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
Surely, Christ brought us forgiveness and eternal life. He’s the gift of God to us. However, we can’t appreciate the magnitude of God’s gift of eternal life until we first understand that the wages of sin is death. Sin is a bearer of death; an agent of miseries, sorrow and tragedies. Death is the consequences or wages of sin. Wages are what we “earned, ” what we “deserve. ” “Death” is not only physical death, here, but spiritual and eternal death. Our sin was an offense to the infinitely holy God, and thus justly deserved eternal punishment in hell. But God’s grace, which was greater than all our sin, brings us eternal life instead. What Satan has ruined through sin, Christ has fixed through his death on the cross. Isn’t that wonderful?
Beloved, do you know that all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God? Have you acknowledged Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour by confessing your sins to him? If not, please do that today, and don’t wait until it’s too late. Be wise!
What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Repent of your sins and surrender to God. 2. Acknowledge Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour and honour him. 3. Always remember that, the wages of sin is death and avoid sin at all cost. 4. Ask for God’s grace on your life and never boast of your labour.
Prayer: Dear Lord! I thank you because you love me. You didn’t pay me by my sin, instead you clothed me with righteousness. Therefore, I will love and serve you always. In Jesus’ name, amen.
A Word Of Blessing: Today, I speak on your life, It’s well with you. Henceforth, receive grace to work in the will of God. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Reflection: Where Jesus Christ is acknowledged as Lord and Saviour, he cancels errors and bestow forgiveness and grace.
Quote: Sin is a bearer of death; an agent of miseries, sorrow and tragedies.
Biblical Fact: Did you know Abraham married another wife named Keturah after the death of Sarah? (Genesis 25:1).
Stunning Fact: Did you know Hippopotamuses don’t breathe underwater?
Bible Quiz: Why did King Saul rebuke and hated his son Jonathan for David’s sake?
God bless you!