Monday, April 28, 2014

Christians Don't Have a Free Ride on the Gravy Train...

And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.  1 Peter, Chapter 1, verses 17-21.

Christians don’t have a “free ride on the gravy train.”  God is going to judge us by our faith and our actions which should be examples of our devotion to Him.  Our Salvation wasn’t purchased for us by some worldly thing like money.  We can’t pay a fine when we are caught sinning, like a person who has been speeding pays a fine as restitution.  Our Salvation is earned through Jesus’ suffering, death and Resurrection on our behalf.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn't necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

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