Saturday, August 11, 2018

Jesus asked the blind men,


"Do you believe that I am able to do this?" – Matt. 9:28

Christianity is the opposite of self-help.
Christianity is God helping us, 
NOT you and I helping ourselves.

. . . . .

God is able to save us. 
But no one receives anything from Him without first truly understanding the gospel that speaks of the person and work of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.


And so Jesus asked the blind men, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
Jesus was asking these men if they really believed who he was and what he was able to do.

Was he really able to save them?
What did they reply? “Yes, Lord.”

Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith will it be done to you,” and their sight was restored.

This is a picture of true, God-authored salvation.

. . . . . .

We must make up our minds.
We can rely on God, who is able, or rely on ourselves.

How do you want to live?
If you don’t want Christ, you are left with self-help.

Those who are into self-help don’t read the Bible, 
the Word of God’s grace. 

They don’t call on God in prayer. 

They believe they can look to themselves 
and their resources for help.

But self will eventually fail us; 
self cannot save us from what really mattters
¾sin, death, and judgment.

Salvation is not some form of self-help, 
or a little bit of Jesus and a little bit of myself together doing something.

NO!

It is my renouncing myself completely and entrusting everything to Jesus Christ for now and forever.

Do you understand who Jesus is?

He alone is able to save you from you sins.

He alone is able to keep you from falling 
and present you before God without fault 
and with great joy.




January 6 ¾ Read Genesis 6; Job 9-10; Matthew 9
Taken from "Daily Delight Meditations from the Scriptures" by P.G. Mathews