You cannot live here in Arizona and not notice the continuous thread of GOD’S glory. It is there in the early morning, evenings and on any walk, hike or trip nearby. We have an area here called Saguaro Lake and it is called the jewel of Arizona. I found it by taking a drive one day 30 minutes away from my home, but yet I was still in my neck of the woods. My friend told me what to look for and I was so excited when I discovered the lake. The picture above is one of the wild horses often seen in the area.
GOD’S THREAD OF HIS GLORY IS WOVEN INTO ALL OF OUR LIVES IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER…….WE JUST NEED TO OPEN OUR EYES……..and see.
I love looking for HIS glory around me and especially in HIS word and in HIS children……do you? How often we take for granted GOD’S treasures for us!
Jesus spoke of a parable in Matthew that says in verses 44 & 45 the following……
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.”
WE ARE HIS TREASURED POSSESSIONS, IS JESUS AND THE GOSPEL YOURS?
The thread of HIS glory is our treasure that has been woven into all of history from generation to generation and HIS word tells the story that should be a treasure and heartbeat for us!
If you study scripture, you will see that the central theme woven like a thread through the Old Testament, is the Gospel! And then you reach the New Testament and you see the Gospel lived out. It is set as a jewel in front of our very eyes to know and treasure the GOSPEL of JESUS above anything else we will ever own.
The gospel according to JESUS, is GOD’S glory and nothing anywhere written can compare. If words on a page are your treasure, don’t miss JESUS there! The words are there so we will know HIS heart and know HIM!
If we know HIM, then our search for that thread of HIS glory throughout all scripture and our lives should never stop…….as we are to pray without ceasing, we should search and dig deep within the Holy Scriptures with perseverance. We were meant to share that GOSPEL with all who cross our paths. YOU might be the only JESUS someone sees! I know the more I pour over HIS words for me, the more I will see HIS glory…….in everything and everyone. The more I know HIS holy scriptures, the more I want to share them intentionally with others.
You see there is a false security that some Christians have today……..they think good deeds and going to Church every Sunday will get them into heaven. But most don’t ever open their Bibles…….they think it is not relevant to today and just a bunch of stories! Oh what a treasure and jewel of the HOLY WORD they are missing!
Encourage someone today to open their Bible. Help them discover it’s treasures.
There is a new gospel out there that is being preached using cheap grace. That you can do anything in spite of what Scripture tells us. That you can continue to sin and spit in the face of HIS WORD and HE will forgive. Beware my friends of this type of soft gospel, it is untruth. And I am afraid that worldly wisdom has come into our Churches. When you hear from the pulpit only part of the true gospel, or only the easy scriptures or half- truths……..run! You are in a soft gospel environment! But you will only know this if you are in the Bible in the first place!
GALATIANS 1: 6-8 “I AM ASTONISHED THAT YOU ARE SO QUICKLY DESERTING HIM WHO CALLED YOU IN THE GRACE OF CHRIST AND ARE TURNING TO A DIFFERENT GOSPEL – NOT THAT THERE IS ANOTHER ONE, BUT THERE ARE SOME WHO TROUBLE YOU AND WANT TO DISTORT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST. BUT EVEN IF WE OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN SHOULD PREACH TO YOU A GOSPEL CONTRARY TO THE ONE WE PREACHED TO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED.”
What a sober warning for us all and anyone who tampers with the true Gospel, the Bible and all it’s GOD-given words!
This is what I mean that the GOSPEL is HIS jewel and it is a thread of HIS glory for all to see, search for, treasure in our hearts and live for. Let us, for such a time as this, continue to grasp that thread of HIS glory……share it and fight to keep it true and pure.
We need to be more outspoken with one another when we hear someone spreading that false gospel…….let us be bold in our words for the GOSPEL. We should never tire of hearing that JESUS DIED ON THE CROSS FOR OUR SINS. YES, for you and for me…….period. It is by HIS grace alone that we are saved. And it is because of HIM, the one who loves us, that HE died for us! As John MacArthur says: “We have a Master who purchased us. To be specific, we were purchased for GOD with the precious blood of CHRIST.”
Easter is coming…….let our words be true to the GOSPEL of JESUS. It is HIS thread of history, a jewel of eternal life-giving words and HIS glory for all creation!
ACTS 5:20 “GO, AND STAND IN THE TEMPLE AND SPEAK TO THE PEOPLE ALL THE WORDS OF THIS LIFE.”