Friday, May 13, 2016

The Final Mirror

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.  II Cor. 3:18

Good mirrors do not lie.

People who want to know the truth about themselves use mirrors that are as good as possible.

Godly, honest people are good mirrors. 

A friend who will reveal your weaknesses to you in private is a good mirror.

The Scriptures honestly read and free of human distortions is a perfect mirror.

The best mirror of all is Jesus. God has chosen Jesus as His perfect mirror that will judge humanity. Eventually every human being will look into Jesus and see their final truth.

Jesus will be the final judge of what human perfection is and He is the only person to whom we can look to become what we must become.  Only Jesus can change us into the kind of human beings God has intended for us to be from the beginning.  Jesus is the final mirror.
People who want honesty about their true state surround themselves with godly people, good friends and the Scriptures properly taught. All of these wonderful mirrors help us because in the end they all say “Look to Jesus.  He is the final mirror.”

Bud McCord
Abide International

Friday, May 06, 2016

“All For” and “All In”

Christianity rises and continues based on what Jesus is for us and what Jesus is in us.  All things truly Christian begin in and are sustained by Jesus.  If He all for us and all in us then all of Christianity is ours to live.
The good news is that Jesus is all for us and all in us.
John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. “He gave all for us.
Collossians 3:11 says  “Christ is all and is in all.”   He now lives as all in us.
When we connect with all Jesus is for us and all He is in us we can truly say “For to me to live is Christ.”
When we connect with all Jesus is for us and all He is in us we can truly say “I am what I am by the grace of God.”
Christianity is always and “all for”  and “all in” experience with Jesus.  Someone well said that one does not have to be much of a man or a woman to be a Christian. Even so, one must give all one is to Jesus.
Are you “all for” and “all in”  with Jesus?  He is all for you and in you.

Bud McCord
Abide International