With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare,
the wisdom of God to plan it,
and the power of God to achieve it,
what do we lack?
A. W. Tozer
The God of Christianity never claims to be fair.
He goes beyond fair.
The Bible teaches that he decided not to give us what we deserve-
In addition, God decided to give us exactly what we didn't deserve-
we call that grace.
To accept grace is to admit failure, a step we are hesitant to take.
We opt to impress God with how good we are rather than confessing how great he is.
When we are humble enough to allow God to fill us with His love,
a miracle happens.
I am not today all that I hope to be,
yet I see Jesus,
and that assures me that I shall one day be like Him.
Fundamentally, our Lord’s message was Himself.
He did not come merely to preach a Gospel; He himself is that Gospel.
He did not come merely to give bread; He said, “I am the bread.”
He did not come merely to shed light; He said, “I am the light.”
He did not come merely to show the door; He said, “I am the door.” …
He did not come merely to point the way;
He said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.
J. Sidlow Baxter
Jesus said "I am ..."
It ain't the parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me,
it is the parts that I do understand.
We were born on the earth, we live on the earth,
we cling to the earth as long as we can-
yet as Christians we do not actually belong here at all.
Our legal domicile is in heaven.