In this world there are various things that society emphasizes as most important; possessions, popularity, money, status, power, and even family or loved ones. At times we can look to these things to give us what only God can give. However, nothing on this earth can fulfill us like God’s love! No one lived a perfect life except Jesus, so there will be times when we sin, but motivated by God’s love, we can strive to put Him at the forefront of our lives. We can remember the words of the great song, “In the morning when I rise,” throughout the day. “In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. You can have all the rest, give me Jesus.”
Jesus was the greatest life teacher because His truth sets us free from the power of sin. Without Jesus, we would be lost and condemned to hell for our sins. With Jesus we are declared holy and perfect and receive His righteousness. Because of this we can follow Jesus’ example set on earth for how to live out God’s love in our lives. Motivated and empowered by His Word this is possible.
We can take to heart these words about Jesus from Pastor Max Lucado. “I believe that He is a fountain of living water that will never be exhausted. I believe that He is a source of wisdom and strength that will never be expired. I believe that He has grace for every sin. He has answers for every question. He has an authenticity, a realness to Him that can captivate your heart. I believe that He can do for you what no possession can do, what no promotion can do, what no election can do, what no circumstance can do. I believe He can.” What we have in Jesus is greater than anything we have or don’t have in life!
Lucado, M. (2015). “The good life.” Retrieved from http://media.oakhillschurch.com/default.aspx?page=3679&item=472
Stohlmann, M. (2016). The world's greatest coach. Seattle, WA: CreateSpace.