Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Joint Heirs?

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I wrote about how God is not concerned as to whether or not I/we are happy.  I also commented that as long as we have joy in our Lord, that's all that matters.

I felt I wanted to discuss this in more depth.  For sure, God loves his children.  Those who are trusting in Jesus Christ for their salvation are God's children!  Why is this important?

Well, we read in Romans 8:17, "And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."

What a wonderful verse God gave us!  He gave us a promise within this verse that if we belong to Him, we are His heirs, being joint-heirs with Christ!

How could a promise ever be more important than that? 

Ah, but don't be misled.  Some people only read part of that verse and don't take into account the second (2nd) part of the promise.  The part that contains a condition.

Remember, it continues on to tell us that if we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified, together!

There are some who would tell you that God is love.  He is.  This is true.

But, as is the situation with some who are preaching a different gospel than the one the Bible teaches, some people mislead others by telling you that because God is love, no one is more important than you.

Some people are misled by being incorrectly taught, that because God loves them, He's like a genie in a bottle, that will make all your dreams come true.

This is untrue.  And, it's not untrue, because I am saying it is.  It is untrue, because the Word of God tells us so.

Obviously, there is more to be said about this, so I will continue, tomorrow.

Until next time...

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