SELAH Daily Devotions!
“Behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
What is ‘The Gospel’?
Today, we hear so much stuff preached under the auspices of ‘The Gospel’ that it’s no wonder that a lot of folk are confused. In its purest essence, The Gospel is ‘The Good News’! I’ll go all out there and say that it’s ‘the bestest ever’ news that anyone can get in this life time!
Discovering that one day, before you or I were born, a man named Jesus, paid the penalty for a crime for all of man-kind, is life altering. Even more astounding, is the fact that He, Who was completely innocent of all charges, took the blame for us who were absolutely guilty!
Although, there were no cameras in the court room that day, but it’s been clearly documented (The Bible) that when the charges against HIM were read, Jesus never uttered a single word in His own defense but stood silently before His accusers, ready and willing to take the judgment and the punishment upon Himself rather than allow us to be condemned!
When the verdict came in and the gavel was slammed down, instead of you and I who should’ve been judged and sentenced to prison for life for our guilt and shame, Jesus was convicted and condemned to death on Calvary’s Cross!
That day, as recorded in history, because of Jesus, the prison doors that would’ve held all of mankind captive were broken wide open, releasing us from eternal damnation and freeing us to live forever in The Kingdom of God!
Oh Happy Day! Knowing that God loves us so much that He was willing to sacrifice His First-Born Son Jesus, to become sin that we might become righteous is almost unbelievable! But ! If we will believe it anyhow, we shall escape the penalty due for our own sin and be adopted into the Family of God!
Finding out that this deal is still on the table; available to anyone, talk about Good News! No matter who, what, or where you’ve been; be it prostitute, murderer, drug dealer, thief or even a churchgoer who never actually asked and received Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, you’re still eligible! That’s Awesome!
Today is A New Day! By confessing that we’re sinners and trusting in The Life of Jesus Christ, we can begin, again! That’s the Good News!
When Satan tries to remind you of what you used to be, just inform him “Look stupid, obviously, you’ve got the wrong man!” Then, direct him to The Book! “If any man be in Christ Jesus, He is a NEW creation, old things are passed away; behold hold all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The door is open! What are you waiting for? What a difference a day makes!
“PAUSE, PONDER & PRAIZ!”