19 JUN

2012

TODAY'S WORD 4U 2DAY

HEALTH CHECK (2)

2 Samuel 20:9

 
Here’s a healthy bite of truth to chew on: ‘For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord’ (Rom. 8:38–39 NIV).
 
Salvation doesn’t stop at the cross. Jesus came back to life and will always intercede for us; will always, in effect, be ‘saving’ us. The Love of God to man shown through Jesus is always trustworthy, total and never unsteady. These are amazing verses. It’s so important to let the goodness of this good news cancel out any shame and guilt that may stop us from running back to our heavenly Dad to repent when we’ve messed up. The enemy will try and keep you away from God by telling you that you are no longer fit to be in His presence: ‘You’re not good enough. You’re not worthy.’ The truth is, we never were. It’s only by Jesus’ blood that we are made holy enough in the first place. We pray to God in Jesus’ name and it’s by His name that God answers. That’s why we can come boldly. We need to keep coming back to this truth – it’s where our faith starts and ends.
 
What now?
 
Return to the start of this reading, or find this passage in your Bible. Run your mind over the verses. Go back over them and think: what does this mean about the character of God?

‘Are you in health, my brother?’ 2 Samuel 20:9 NKJ

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