In my studies of the scripture over the past couple of weeks I have come across a couple of passages that have really spoken to me and opened my eyes to the way that God views us. One is found in Jude 24-25:
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (KJV)
Jude puts in two of the most beautiful verses that we see in scripture, this because Jude gives insight into who Jesus is in our lives with his view. Jude makes it a point to state that this goes to “him that is able to keep you from falling” and, more importantly, “to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.”
Jude points to the one true God, our Savior, and gives him all glory and honor, both then and now, as well as forever. We can see how God views us through these words of Jude, seeing that God is the only one wise, and God is the only one who can present us faultless…blameless. When it comes to God’s glory, none of us are capable of standing before Him in the state that we are in…we are sinners, separated from God, without a chance to see His full glory.
This is why we need Jesus…the one true sacrifice that could give us a chance to achieve the ultimate goal that God had for us from the day of Creation…to spend eternity with Him.
Jesus stated in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus understood his role. He understood that there was only one road to salvation and that road was designed to go through a cross on Golgotha. Jesus knew that Calvary was a part of the plan; he knew that there was only one way to save the world…and for that to be accomplished his blood had to be shed.
Jesus freely took our sins…and all he asks in return is that we live for him and lead others to him. What are you doing to bring others to Christ today? Are you being an example to others on how they should live? Are you giving an example of who they should know, or are they seeing the opposite of Christ?
Being a Christian means that you are an example of Christ to the world around you…don’t turn your back on those around you by living like the world they see.
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? (Matthew 16:26, KJV)”