MORNINGTIME 2581

by Benjamin Munsell on November 6, 2017
MORNINGTIME 2581
 
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, THAT MY JOY might remain in you, and THAT YOUR JOY might be full. John 15:10-11. His lord said unto him, WELL DONE, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: ENTER thou INTO THE JOY OF THY LORD. Matthew 25:21. What does this "religion" of Christianity have that NO OTHER RELIGION has, or has ever had? It's JOY, period. Her is the Lord's definition of real religion: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world". James 1:27. Now here's man's definition: "A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader". Any spiritual leader, any belief system, anything man wants to organize, is fair game to be called "religion". Generally, religion is rules and regulations. Christianity is a RELATIONSHIP, with not just a god, but with THE ONLY God out there. To the Christian, there is only one God, and nothing else even comes up on the radar screen. To the unbeliever, there are many god's and they get to pick and choose the one they want. AND STILL, no other religion can offer JOY. Sure, they try to offer a little temporary "fun" for the moment, but even  that doesn't work because fun always comes with a price to pay. And that price is always more than you can afford. Christian Joy is one on One Fellowship with the One True God, the Creator of EVERYTHING, to hear His Words, His Thoughts, His Heart's Cry, with such an intimacy that can't be explained to an unbeliever. "Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with JOY UNSPEAKABLE and full of glory": 1 Peter 1:8. No one offers Joy like Jesus. Rejoice in it, Live in it, and, Be Blessed.
 
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