1 Peter 1:21 had this to say:
"Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God."
wow, i thought that was pretty powerful stuff after i lamented in the previous post that i didn't know what i ought to be hoping for. guess the answer was a simple, you should be hoping for God. why though? because Jesus redeemed our damned souls from death and gave us the gift of eternal life. for the non-believers, i don't know if eternal life is a concept you would choose to believe in. it's not that i fear death that makes me choose this course of religion, but perhaps on one level i fear eternal damnation. as i grow as a christian, i learn on a deeper level, that it is wiser to fear God with a holy fear, because i should be concerned with what he thinks of me the same way i am concerned with say what a certain female thinks of me. (and much more) because what satisfaction is there if all i'm living for is myself?
and i've mentioned it before, eternal death is being eternally seperated from God. and if we believe the words of the bible, then apart from God we can do nothing, and if we are forever seperated from him, then we are forever nothing. i'm guilty of wishing some days i never was a christian, but past that.. i really am nothing but my own worthless self without an eternal, everlasting and infinite God telling me that i am something.
Friday, February 23, 2007