Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Saved By His Life


The verse that was never read tonight leaves much to think about amongst such an enigmatic and diverse group of people on Monday nights, yet everyone who shows up has the same need that can be solved through the statement "saved by His life."

We have such great needs in this life that it causes us to focus on that which is temporal; it seems as though non-Christians who are drawn by God to life are saved then fall immediately into amnesia and proceed in the way of the self-life.

The self-life is motivated by the flesh and it finds its life in the words "my and mine" as A.W. Tozer so eloquently describes in his book "The Pursuit of God". When the inward focus of man takes the life of selfish pleasure, it turns into a flesh frenzy and its painful results lead to conflict with self and others who have invested their lives into one another.

As we gathered last night to meet, we began with an explanation of why we didn't read from the book of Jude. If we had gone the way of reading from Jude it would have been flesh motivated by my selfish desire to point out how we so easily forget God and it would have been extremely condemning and nothing good can come from being led by the flesh. I prayed that afternoon and God changed the direction of my flesh focus to being spirit focused and the night began with a spirit of humility.

After experiencing a few songs, the spirit led a prayer and we open the floor for discussion and in watching the group begin, I could see Jaytee searching for a scripture. I finally interrupted him and said what scripture are you looking for, and he said, "the one that says much more having been saved by his life." Cordova asked for his bible and said "I believe it's found in Romans 8", Jaytee says, I was looking in chapter 6, but we ended up finding it in Chapter 5.

A few other people made some comments and we never got around to reading the verse, which in my opinion breathes life into the junk that we face that is flesh fed. God certainly did not want the verse read obviously or it would have been shared, yet, it does not need to be overlooked.

The verse is from Romans 5:10,

"for if while we are enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life."


 

He loves us,

Jason

 

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