Beyond insult

1 Peter 4:14 NIV
If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.

The things that believers experience these days are far more than insulting.

And I believe that as the end of time approaches, the sufferings of the believers will greatly increase that, if God does not help, only a few will be able to endure to the end.

God will (surely) help!

Your good works not good enough

‭Romans 3:20 ERV‬
[20] because no one can be made right with God by following the law. The law only shows us our sin.

Most times we think we can impress God and others with our good things. Actually, we believe we can convince others of our good behaviors by doing good things.

God, however, is not necessarily impressed by any of our good actions.

Doing the right stuff does not endears us to God’s right standing.

It is only through Jesus we have access to God.

Obeying all the laws does not makes us sinless; it only makes us realize how awfully sinful we are.

Whatever you ask!

Mark 11:22-24 NIV
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. [23] “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. [24] Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

This is a wonderful promise from Jesus to His redeemed people.

The Love life

‭Galatians 5:14 NLT‬
[14] For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

The life of a Christian is a love life. The whole nature of God is encapsulated in love. God’s nature is rooted in love, deepest love that any human can ever imagine.

Now, if any man experience and has this love life, it will exude God’s nature, the very essence of living the life of God.

You can only become like God by having a love life. This is what God calls us into, and this is the reason God is God, and this is how a Christian is distinguished from every others.

The Christian life is a love life. Ability to love deeply and love strongly and love unconditionally is the God-given nature that Christians experience in it grandiose.