You will never know God’s True Peace that passes All understanding until you get rid of your own peace that doesn’t last 5 minutes! His Peace is based on what has been done, completed and finished and that is why it is beyond any other false peace!
What is your spiritual resume?
“The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’” – Luke 18:11-12
The difference between a law based Christian and the Grace-Full is in the resume!
For the legalist the resume might read, goes to church 3 times a week, involved with the antiabortion movement, sat through a week long crusade last summer. But for the Grace-Full there is only one line – Jesus Paid it ALL! Abba I belong to You!
Does the above type statement still go on today – yes and many times it’s just a small voice in the head saying, “well I am not a drug addict, child molester, prostitute and I don’t smoke.” I have a family member who I love dearly but I will never forget the day he looked at me and said, “Alcohol has never and will never touch these lips” – as if that makes a difference to God whose only Son enjoyed wine while He was here!
The point of this short devotional is this there are two types of “levelers” –
- Christ – came to say we are ALL sinners and Need His Forgiveness and Cleansing – He leveled the playing field by saying that No one is good based on law!
- Legalistic self (satan) – that tries to convince us through what we have been taught that we are better because there are levels of bad. This by the way is the same way satan works on levels of God’s Love!
The choice is yours but be Very careful – only one voice brings His Peace! Know the inner voice of your leveler and know pain or Peace!