Alright, we get it, we all know our struggles with keeping God’s law. But what are we going to do with this knowledge? How is it possible to fulfill His law and keep our promises to God? Most definitely, we need HOPE to keep ourselves pure.
Our roadmap to living a pure life is found in the Bible—The Ten Commandments. If the Ten Commandments were God’s final words, we would lift our hands and say: ”That’s my struggle…where is the help in that?” There is no one and no way we would be able to fulfill them. If you read the lives of the Prophets, you will find that not even they could fulfill The Ten Commandments—they all fell short of God’s Will, just as we do…
But thank God that He has sent His Son into the world, so that as we come to Him in faith and repentance, He sends His Holy Spirit into our hearts to enable us to live a new life. And what does this new life look like?
Our new life actually begins to fulfill the very law of God. The law of God gives us direction for our lives, and the Holy Spirit of God gives us power to move in that direction. The Ten Commitments highlights our struggles, providing a helpful and reliable guide – from the beginning of our earthly life to the end, and even beyond. It’s the power of the gospel “The Good News”, made possible because of the birth of Christ! In Him we find hope and the ability to move forward.
I remember when I was far from grasping the importance of God’s “truth.” Back then, I just couldn’t see it. I knew that I had no righteousness of my own to approach God’s throne, but didn’t yet understand that He, in His infinite love, had already prepared a way to communicate with me through my Savior, the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.
As I studied His Word, I discovered that not only Christians but followers of other religions also agree that Jesus is the Messiah. If we believe that he is the Messiah, then he is the Word of God in human flesh. He is co-eternal and co-existent with God forever. He is the one who is coming again.
John 1:1 says; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
His birth was confirmation that He is who He claims to be.
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”— a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10).