Words from the Heart for Saturday November 28th, 2020
[Unbelievers] have lost their feeling of shame and use their lives to do what is morally wrong. More and more they want to do all kinds of evil. But that way of life is nothing like what you learned when you came to know Christ… Yes, the truth is in Jesus.
Ephesians 4:19-21 (ERV)
The Truth Is In Jesus
According to a Canadian Geographic article called The Truth about Polar Bears, “approximately two-thirds of the world’s polar bears live in Canada, and about 600 are legally hunted here every year. Of that, 86 percent of the hunting occurs in Nunavut. For years, First Nations and Inuit residents of polar bear country have reported increased interaction with bears. More bears are coming into settlements, scavenging garbage, hassling dogs and terrifying residents. But some scientists counter that if bears were doing well, they wouldn’t come around town.”
Most of the time, what we read in the Bible is what it means to be lover of God, and in the New Testament, what it means to be a follower of Jesus. But the Bible also speaks about those who have not yet become followers of Jesus, and it can be very blunt. This is certainly the case in Ephesians 4:19-21 were Paul writes: “[Unbelievers] have lost their feeling of shame and use their lives to do what is morally wrong. More and more they want to do all kinds of evil. But that way of life is nothing like what you learned when you came to know Christ… Yes, the truth is in Jesus.” One of the marks of truly being a follower of Jesus is that when you sin, immediately you regret it and seek God’s forgiveness. Another is your deep desire to live a life that looks just like Jesus and to walk in the truth that is in Him. What a contrast to what Paul says here about those who have not put their faith in Jesus Christ. May we never lose our desire to do what is morally right.
These have been words from the heart.