“You were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.”Revelation 5:9
Jesus changes everything. There is no area of human experience He has not changed. Ask any convert to Christianity if their overall life is better. Regardless of outward circumstances, they will say that it is. Inwardly, He removes our guilt and shame, cleanses us, and fills us with Himself. He makes angry men to love, and bitter women to be kind. He transforms the hard-hearted person to meek and lowly, and turns a vile sinner into a righteous and holy saint, someone who, as C.S. Lewis said, “may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship” (The Weight of Glory, 1949).
It has been generally noted that wherever Christianity flourishes, literacy goes up, economies grow, hospitals and schools are built, and women and children are held in higher regard. But the gospel is far more than social improvements and changes in the community. It is fundamentally about the transformation of individual hearts. Every man, woman, and child who comes to Christ sees their sin, repents, and knows the Savior. That’s good news!
The greatest need of every human being is not self-improvement but self–abandonment.
Bible In A Year
- Ecclesiastes 9-10
- Psalm 67
- John 7