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It Is Better to Look Forward Than Back!
I often advise people that it is better to look forward than back but there is an exception worth noting.
When I look back upon the man I once was I consider the faithfulness of Jesus. I know It is He that has done a transformative work within me.
I see how much my heart has been changed by His miraculous touch and my outlook on the flaws that continue to frustrate me is overcome by hope.
If He took that man and brought him to this place there is surely nothing He cannot do.
Sometimes the greatest and most substantial miracles are the ones that take place in secret. They are deeply personal and profound…
Even if only to one who has been transformed by them.
No wonder John Newton used the words, “Amazing Grace” as the title for his famous song.
It is inevitable that even those in Christ Jesus will stumble and fall and while it may be tempting to let circumstances triumph over us, it is we who are meant to be overcomers.
The Relative Truth Generation
We live in what could be called “The Relative Truth” generation.
The politically correct mottos of those who endorse this movement include the words, “What’s true for you may not be true for me.”
As appealing as these words may be to the masses, there is a fatal flaw in the logic.
If the truth is relative, who determines it?
Do I truly get to decide what’s true for me or is there someone else who telling me what to believe?
We have seen this philosophy run its course and the outcome does not look good. Our youth are confused as they seek out truth but because this worldly version of it blows about like the wind, so do they.
This moving target proves elusive and a generation is being lost to a million different truths leading in a million different directions.
I thank God that there is but one truth.
I thank Him that the truth is not relative but absolute.
I thank Him that it is the truth which sets us free.
Jesus alone can honestly claim that He is the way, the truth and the life. It is He who has sent truth throughout the earth to those who have received the Holy Spirit.
For us the truth is much more than a concept. It is alive. It lives and breathes within us. And although we can turn away from it, we cannot deny it.
The truth is not subject to opinion and it is not agreed upon by popular vote.
Either we seek the way, find the truth and receive the life or we settle with feel good logic that leads only unto death. The choice is set before us but it is only the truth that will set us free.
Why in Romans 12:3 are we told not to think too highly of ourselves?
Elevating self creates distances and inhibits intimacy. We cannot truly love from afar and we cannot appreciate others when we place ourselves above them.
In this we demonstrate blindness of perspective.
This is not to mention that the higher one elevates self the more damaging the fall.
Let us forsake pride and self promoting for the sake of what we all truly want, namely the love we desperately need to receive and that which we need to give.
Pride builds walls. Humility tears them down.
~ Mitch Salmon