This past Wednesday in the post "The Two Best Words" ,we began what would appear to have been an impossible search. The quest was to look through the entire Bible and find two words that were the absolute best, which two words would they be?
I mean if you were to look in your Bible, and choose two words from the 66 books that make up the bible, if you could look in the 1,189 chapters that make up your Bible, if you could choose from the 31,173 verses…If you could somehow spread out all 773,692 words that are in your Bible on the floor, smooth them all out to get an idea as to what you had and choose two that would sum up the collection, which two words would you choose?
I showed you my choice. They would be the first two words found in Romans 5:8
We looked at the phrase, "I was unloved, But God loved me!"
I want to continue with this three part reason why these are my favorite two words.
There are two types of people in the world today. There are repaired people and there are broken people. If you are repaired by Christ than it tells me that there was a time when you were broken. If you are reading this and you are broken then that tells me that you can be repaired!
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." ~Romans 5:19
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." ~Romans 5:8
The word "Commendeth" is powerful. It is the word Soon-Is-Tah-O
I was searving as a Youth Pastor in Illinois when a friend of mine recommended I read a book called "Fly-boys" by James Bradley. It was the stories of eight airmen who were shot down in World War two in the pacific theater of operations. There is a statement at the end of that book that I have never forgotten.
"Did I want to save you Dan? Look at the price that I paid because I love you and you never have need to ever doubt my love”
The great commission was given to everyone of us, and it was given because God wants you and I, through Him, to perform it.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them" ~Ephesians 2:10
You are His vessel, even if you are a Crackpot!
Not just that, but wait, there’s more, they would also be two words that if you could ever fully wrap your mind around them, they would change your walk with God, and the way you talk with God, and the way that you treat God, and the way that you would serve God…
"But God..." ~Romans 5:8
(Now that we have spread out all the words all over the floor and made a colossal mess, I need to go run an errand and you are crazy if you think I am going to help you pick all these up!)
Climbing with you,