|Satan sinned against God, and his |
payment was death. Now he's paying you the
same wages for your sins, so don't work for
Satan! But Christ offers no wages,
he offers you the free Gift of Life.No work or experience necessary!
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The wages of sin is death, everyone knows this to a degree... but how many know that the wages of Christianity is eternal life? If we pretend for a moment that Christianity is wrong and Christ never existed as a God, then if you believe in Christ no harm can come to you since it's hypothetically "fake," however if Christianity is true and Christ did come to Earth then you wager your immortal soul for your sinful life. So to believe in Christ is free of charge, but to follow sin is eternal damnation.
Is life worth all this trouble? Fighting sin is hard! It's a never-ending struggle that cannot be won until you die. Fighting sin is akin to a series of battles being fought for short periods of time every day. The battles are often lost, but the victory is assured for you are in Christ. He's your ace of spades. You will lose almost all of your battles against sin, but Christ assures your victory! But again, life is so long and these battles just wear Christians out. It's so hard to keep trudging on. Sometimes life just seems too long to keep fighting battles like these for decades.
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
5 All day long they twist my words;
all their schemes are for my ruin.
6 They conspire, they lurk,
they watch my steps,
hoping to take my life.
7 Because of their wickedness do not[c] let them escape;
in your anger, God, bring the nations down.
8 Record my misery;
list my tears on your scroll[d]—
are they not in your record? 9 Then my enemies will turn back
when I call for help.
By this I will know that God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
in the LORD, whose word I praise—
11 in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can man do to me?
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
|Jesus loves all the little children, |
but in his eyes all humans are children...We are all his children
8 What is more, I consider [my possessions] a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ.
|Jesus loves all the sinners in the |
world. He even died for them. The
price of freeing us from sin came
at the cost of his life. Because of
him, that gift is freely given to all
that we may never die but
have eternal life in him.
I will end with my favorite Bible verses, for the following Psalm gives me great peace and comfort, for it shows that God is a mighty God, capable of stomping nations under his heal but also caring and loving to those who love him. God wants our love. Just as we seek love and affection from other humans...I assure you God wants to be loved by you more than any human on Earth. It must truly be lonely being God, for having all power in the universe and being all alone as the only God with no equals. So God needs us, and he rewards us greatly with love, affection, careful attention, and protection, and lastly a place in heaven next to him forever, but God will never force you to choose him. He does not want robotic love or fake love- he's given us the ability to choose him.
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear; though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.
7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me. 8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, LORD, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the LORD will receive me. 11 Teach me your way, LORD;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.