Weekly Bible Study #24
Because you can go to the doctor and get as many prescriptions as you want but its not going to do you any good at all unless you actually go to the pharmacy and pick up or “receive” your prescriptions.Our salvation has already been paid for by Jesus on the cross, we just have to reach out and receive it. This is one of things that while incredibly simple is equally profound.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
No doubt everyone is familiar with John 3:16, but all too often we don’t see verse 17 accompanying it when we see it printed. I personally feel verse 17 is pretty important. Because a lot of people have this impression that God is just watching, waiting for them to stumble so He can smite them.
They see God as if He is waving something enticing in front of us just waiting for us to grab the bait so He can smack us with a bolt of lightning. BAM!
This couldn’t be farther from the the truth, as God sent Jesus to SAVE us, not to condemn or judge us.
Aside from the prescription comparison a lot of us are as if we are drowning in the middle of the ocean, clutching onto a piece of driftwood. Lets say God sends His only rescue chopper to rescue us and lowers down the ladder and is just wanting us to reach out and grab that rope-ladder to save us. But no, we don’t want to let go of that ever-sinking piece of driftwood, even though we know it is slowly sinking we still refuse to let go.
Its time to let go and take God’s invitation