Abiding Above - February 24, 2014


February 24, 2014                                                                                                                                    


I was looking at a magazine ad the other day by Chubb Insurance Company, in which a man was on the golf green, lining up his putt, oblivious to the huge alligator on the green behind him. The ad read, “Who insures you doesn't matter, until it does.”

I thought about how so many people today think that what they are trusting in to get them into heaven doesn’t really matter right now. My friend, it will matter one day when your time on earth is through.

Jesus says in Matthew 7:13 - “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.” 

He also says in verse 21, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven.” 

The Bible says in Isaiah 53:6 - “ All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his OWN WAY; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” 

My friend, what are you trusting in to get you to heaven? Are you trusting in yourself and your way? Are you trusting in all the good things you do for God? Is what you’re trusting in like the alligator in the ad, waiting to take you down when your time is up? 

The only way to heaven is through trusting in what Jesus has already done for you on the cross.  He died for you and paid your sin debt in full. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am THE WAY and THE TRUTH and THE LIFE.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” 

My friend, there is the way of Jesus... the rest are all alligators.

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