Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Walk Through the Word: God's Story of Redemption

"Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the maker of them all." Proverbs 22:2

How many times have we judged, or been judged, by the type of house we live in, or the kind of car we drive? Unfortunately, discrimination of race, status, and wealth is all around us. But isn't it great to know that regardless of how we look, or where we come from, there are 4 things that make us completely equal in God's eyes:

We were ALL made in God's image (Genesis 1:26).
We have ALL sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).
We have ALL been slaves to sin and are in desperate need of a Savior (Romans 6:23).
Salvation is available to us ALL (Romans 10:9 & 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

In the words of one of my favorites songs, by B.J. Thomas, "Though you may be a pauper or a millionaire, we all have an equal share." We can have the blessed assurance of eternal life as joint heirs with Christ, but FIRST, you must make Him Lord of your life! Friend, will you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ today, for "salvation is found in no one else" (Acts 4:12). Rich or poor, you can call on Him today!

Deanna Crist

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