Friday, October 10, 2008

Making friends outa enemies


I was reading Colossians 1: 21-22. "Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation—"

I was reminded that I was not born a Christian. I did get saved at an early age - but that was because someone was interested enough in me to lead me to the Savior. They wanted to see my status changed from enemy of God to friend of God. This is the way that Jesus treated us. This is how we should treat others. Paul gives us the best description of Jesus' attitude in Philippians 2: 5-11.

"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

I can't say it any better. So, the challenge today is - work on your attitude. Work to make it like Jesus' attitude.

For Kingdom Education,

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