“And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses.” (Colossians 2:13)
Before one is a born-again Christian, he/she is already dead spiritually. You were cut off spiritually from your Creator when you reached that age of understanding and did nothing about it
To rephrase that another way, you were dead in your sins before you turned to Jesus Christ. The Bible says that a person is made in three parts; body, soul, and spirit (Hebrews 4:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:23). When God made you in your mother’s womb, He made you in His image. By that I mean, He made you to be eternal. And inside of every man, woman, and child, is a God-shaped hole that only He can fill.
Mankind has tried all sorts of workarounds to revive that inner-person. Man turns to sex, power, money, sports, drugs, pleasure, moral righteousness, and every other conceivable act within imagination, to go back to that place where he has that inner peace. Not only is it unattainable by our own efforts, it’s unsustainable.
The happiness in said event, thing, or belief only brings a temporary reprise from insatiable hunger that drives man to search for that elusive peace. It is like a mirage in the desert that you see off in the distance and crawl too; hoping to get a cool drink of water, only to find out that there is only more sand. There is only one way to re-connect with God and get back to that place where you can have peace and tranquility, and that is through Jesus Christ:
“Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
See, there is no act, thought, or belief that any person can perform or trust in, aside from placing their faith and trust in the finished work of Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection that can bring everlasting life. You can’t party enough, be rich enough, tithe enough, go to church enough, or own the most things to qualify on your own good merits to appease a holy and righteous God
Jesus didn’t come down to earth and live a perfect life to make bad people good. He came down and sacrificed Himself to give dead people life
Something to think about…
Inspired by Pete Garcia
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