Right Concept, Wrong Idea #1
Let’s take a look at some well-known thoughts that we tend to
“God loves me like I am.”
God accepts us as we are, and He saves us as we are.
But He loves us far too much to leave us where we are.
We’re born with sin. And while many Christians have a soft view on
sin, God definitely HATES it. Therefore, it’s spiritually dangerous
when we become tolerant of what God hates.
It seems we have forgotten 1 John 2:3-6:
“And how can we be sure that we belong to him? By
looking within ourselves: are we really trying to do what he
wants us to?
“Someone may say, ‘I am a Christian; I am on my way to
heaven; I belong to Christ.’ But if he doesn’t do what Christ tells
him to, he is a liar.
“But those who do what Christ tells them to will learn to
love God more and more. That is the way to know whether or not
you are a Christian.
“Anyone who says he is a Christian should live as Christ
did” (The Living Bible).
We often hear, “God loves me just like I am.”
God loves to SAVE us. But because we’re born with sin, He doesn’t
love us exactly as we are. And neither should we!
His desire is to change us, completely transform us and to bring us
into righteous alignment with Himself—a holy God.
Try memorizing this:
“. . . throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life,
which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit
renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature,
created to be like God—truly righteous and holy” (Ephesians
Please pray for God’s fresh anointing this weekend as I speak in
This is awesome, and some of the most treasured words I have heard in a long time. Yes, they are strong words, yes, they are “ouchy” words, but they cut through to my heart leaving me today with the reminder that God changes lives, makes us better and wants us to be holy.
A thousand thanks to you, Susie.
May God bless others through your words inspired by Him.
Prayers for a safe flight and your ministry