It takes courage to write about the gospel these days because many feel embarrassed when talking about the gospel or sharing their close experience with Jesus.
What is the essence of being a Christian? Many ask this question because the face of Christianity has been defamed with scandals and a lot of men of God have lost vision and gone astray leaving the sheep scattered.
The sad and hard part of being a Christian is the challenge we face every day. We seek blessings, yet very few of us actually find it. Why? Because we seek blessings according to the ways of the world, which is epitomized in treasures and well-being.
In the ‘Beatitudes,’ Christ gives us a blueprint of a blessed life. He discloses the authentic way we should relate to God, ourselves and others.
He starts by entreating us to stand before God with no illusions, of self-righteousness or self-sufficiency. We must grieve over sin and evil in the world.
God must be our only hope, and we must yearn for the final salvation that He only can effect. We must be forgiving and avoid being judgmental. He further reveals that our hearts must be pure, in the sense that our allegiance to God must be undivided.
We must work for the unity and harmony that God wants for a broken world and we should graciously bear the harassment and tribulations, that come from undertaking the will of the father.
In summary, He invites us to a holy way of living . Challenging as it seems, it is possible if we make ‘the Lord who made heaven and earth our help.’ If everything in your life fails try Jesus love.
He promised “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
He further said “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”