Archive for February, 2010

Whose way is not just?

February 17, 2010

I ran across this in my reading this morning:

17“Yet your people say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just,’ when it is their own way that is not just. 18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it. 19And when the wicked turns from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he shall live by this. 20Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, I will judge each of you according to his ways.”  – Ezekiel 33:17-20 (English Standard Version)

I think this is fairly common today – we don’t often say it straight out, but we can rationalize our way around what the Bible says.  As I was turning it over in my head, I started to wonder whether I’m doing that, and if so, how.  Are you?  Something to think and pray about…

What Christianity Offers

February 10, 2010

C.S. Lewis had a knack for cutting to the heart of a subject:

Now the whole offer which Christianity makes is this:  that we can, if we let God have His way, come to share in the life of Christ.  If we do, we shall then be sharing a life which was begotten, not made, which always has existed and always will exist.  Christ is the Son of God.  If we share in this kind of life we also shall be sons of God.  We shall love the Father as He does and the Holy Ghost will arise in us.  He came to this world and became man in order to spread to other men the kind of life He has – by what I call “good infection”.  Every Christian is to become a little Christ.  The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else. – Mere Christianity

Do you believe this?  If so, are your actions this week – in worship, in prayer, in Bible study, at work, with your family, at play – helping you with this?