If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son (1 John 5:9).
When I think of the Bible with its 7000 promises, its over 600 Old Testament laws, It’s hundreds of personages, it becomes unwieldy. But then I consider its simplicity. The absolute middle of the Bible, Psalm 118, verse 8, says, It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. That pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? What is God’s witness about His Son? That He sent Him to bring mankind back to their heavenly Father. The information is so simple; how can anyone miss the message?
The whole purpose of life, the reason we are standing on terra firma, is so that we can receive Jesus as our Lord. Once that’s done, we become citizens of heaven, and the good life begins. Following Jesus, obeying God’s commands, is nothing more than an adventurous life, full of hilarity, joy, peace, and love. Do you want to know what real love is like? Follow Jesus. Go where He goes, do what He does, say what He thinks. We’ll never be the same again!
But if we follow the witness of men, we will count all that joy to be nothing but dung. We’ll only see the underbelly of life, not the overcoming part. Jesus came to buy us back! He owns us now, and our obedience will take us on high adventure!
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.