Monday, September 1, 2014

~ "Power in the blood..."

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord..." (Heb 12:14)

There are people in our world who are always angry.  They aren't happy if they aren't mad about something.  We are called to make every effort to live in peace with all people.  Sometimes that is not easy, as prejudice and disdain still manage to consume many people in one form or another.

We need to take the time to cleanse ourselves of the bitterness and anger.  Sin blocks our vision, so if we want to see God, we must remove it from our lives.  Holiness is coupled with living in peace.  A right relationship  with God leads to right relationships with others.

We may not always feel love toward all other people, but we must pursue peace as we become more Christlike.  Remembering that Jesus loved all people is often the key.  He spent his time with the prostitutes, the thieves and the poor.  He did not shun the rich.  He taught that all have the ability to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but not through purchase or good deeds.  That's something so many of us forget.  The only way to attain heaven is through Jesus - through our acceptance of his death and resurrection as payment for our sins.  Renew your relationship with him today - allow his blood to cleanse you and become holy...