Saturday, January 8, 2011

Consider the Condition of your Soul

I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.  –John 12:46 (KJV) 

The other night I sat down to relax for a little while and as I was flipping though some channels on the TV, a program was on that centers around the lives of Hollywood celebrities.  Apparently, a well known actress had conducted herself in a peculiar manner during an awards program (I know that’s hard to imagine).  The video clipped confirmed the odd behavior and the entertainment community was buzzing with speculation about the episode.  What caught my attention was not a celebrity acting strangely, because that happens so much that it we wonder why it would even be newsworthy.  What I noticed was the lead-in to the segment which said, “And now what the entire world is talking about…”  “The entire world?”  That seems a great overstatement of the facts.  I dare say that countless people, me included, were not talking about another celebrity’s odd behavior. 

A truth which people ought to be considering is the condition of their souls.  Countless people all over the world go about their day-today lives without giving thought to their spiritual condition.  Without Jesus Christ we wander in darkness, but Jesus is the light that overcomes the darkness of the world.  Life was never intended to be something we wander through simply for our own pleasure and our own fulfillment.  Rather, the lives we live here are to be devoted to serving the one who gave us life in the first place – the Lord God Almighty.  God has made that possible through His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  In Jesus is life, joy, peace, and guidance. 

What about you?  Are you standing in need of salvation?  Are you uncertain about the condition of your soul?  Through faith in Christ those issues can be resolved today and right now.  Delay no longer, but look to Jesus and find the life and eternal life He offers. 

Salvation and new life are available to all who believe.  Look to Jesus today.

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