The message of God’s grace appears utterly foolish to an unbelieving world. For those who believe in Christ, it can be equally foolish when people choose to reject God’s grace. How Christians respond to rejection makes a huge difference in proclaiming the gospel.
Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of the Jewish people in the days right before the birth of Christ. God had not spoken through his prophets in about 400 years. What may have people been thinking about the Lord?
Do you think some started wondering if God had forgotten them? … That maybe, just maybe, God had forgotten to send their Messiah?
Has there even been a time in own lives, when we may have doubted God’s faithfulness; maybe we’ve wondered if God has forgotten us?
Words are powerful. They hurt, implore, and inspire.
Out of love, God sent His Word to bring salvation.
The Word became flesh so that all people may receive the Truth and the Life. The Word is that powerful.
The Word is so important that God became flesh. It is the same Word that empowers believers today.
Words can engage and implore. They are engraved in granite to remember and inspire.
Words can tear down or destroy. Unloving remarks can forever be engraved in our hearts and minds.
Words are that important.
Out of his love for us, God became the Word in flesh. He came to save the world from our sins.
His Word is that important.