Saturday, April 29, 2017

Your Ambition

If we are serious about
Jesus Christ, about eternity, and salvation, and entering the kingdom
of heaven, then it will be our ambition to be pleasing to Jesus in
everything that we do. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 5:9
"Therefore we also have as our ambition to be pleasing to Him;
for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ so that
each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body according to
what he has done whether good or bad." Why is it important that
we be pleasing to Jesus? If we are not pleasing to Him we will not
enter His kingdom.
What do we have to do to
be pleasing to Him? Jesus said:"If you love Me, obey My
commands." He also said:"Why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and
you do not what I say?" If we want to be pleasing to Jesus, we
have to obey His gospel, His words the word that He spoke, as also
recorded in the Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We must repent
of sin and of going after our own desires, seeking our own pleasures,
and we must be baptized in water, be filled with the Holy Spirit, and
follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit to be pleasing to Jesus.
When we wake up in the
morning, what is our first thought? Is it our ambition to live our
day and our life for Jesus Christ, or do we have other ambitions? If
we have other ambitions, then those ambitions will take us away from
Jesus and we will not enter His kingdom.
Are we serious about Jesus
Christ. Is it our ambition to be pleasing to Him in everything that
we do?
May Jesus bless you.

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