Our journey through this world is difficult, confusing, and somewhat of a mystery. We all have questions. How can the many ugly things we see every day be allowed by God? Why does God make understanding the Bible so difficult? Why is it not crystal clear how to follow God and absolutely established how to please Him? Why are there so many conflicting points of view?
Unambiguous answers to all those questions are on the way, but they won’t arrive in this world. They will arrive in the world that is to come.
“For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.” Hebrews 13:14 (NIV)
Simply put, your ticket to that city is to follow the teachings of Jesus. At the heart of His teaching is the command that we love God with all our heart and we love our neighbor as ourselves. There’s nothing complicated about that.
“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)
Throughout the centuries the Christian church has changed and fragmented into thousands of denominations. There are hundreds of different translations of the Bible. There have been hundreds of thousands, if not millions of different Bible teachers each with their own point of view. Regardless of all the bickering back and forth, one thing remains the same:
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 (NIV)
Jesus Christ has not changed. The truth Jesus preached when he walked the earth is the same today as it was then. If you want a complete understanding of why you are traveling through this crazy world, get behind Jesus and He will take you to the new world where everything will be revealed. His simple unchanging instructions are very clear. Love God and love your neighbor.
“Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV)
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