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THE TRUE CHARACTER OF A CHILD OF GOD

Psalms 15:1-5     

We know and understand that there is only one way to become a child of GOD. One must come to understand that they are a guilty sinner and stand condemned before GOD. We are all guilty of breaking the moral law of GOD. There is none righteous, no not one. But GOD in His kindness and mercy has provided a way to be forgiven. GOD has provided a substitute for us. We believe the gospel message that the LORD JESUS CHRIST died to pay the redemptive price for our sins. We owed a debt that we could not pay. The LORD JESUS willingly took our place and died to pay for our sins. What a wonderful picture of the love of GOD for His lost creation. We believe that by simply believing in the LORD JESUS CHRIST as our Savior and accepting Him into our life we become a child of GOD.  

Psalms 15 reveals how a child of GOD should live our life. We walk uprightly, we live righteously, we do not gossip, we do not do harm to our neighbor. One does not hold a grudge against his friend. He does not give favor to a person who is evil. He honors those who fear the LORD. He is truthful even when he personally suffers for it. He does not take advantage of others in the area of finance. He is not guilty of taking a bribe against the innocent. The one who accepts CHRIST as his or her personal Savior and lives out these principles will be firmly established in the Christian faith. The one who does these things will be honored by GOD. He will live forever in GOD'S house in heaven.  

And all of GOD'S people said praise the LORD. What a beautiful picture of how we are instructed to live our life. What a beautiful picture of true Godly character. GOD gives us such wonderful promises from the HOLY SCRIPTURES. How marvelous is His promise that we will dwell in GOD'S Holy Temple forever.  

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REST FOR YOUR SOUL

"Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." – Matthew 11:28-30

At the time Jesus spoke the words in these verses, they may have been intended for the Jews who were burdened under the weight of the Mosaic Law, a law that was impossible to keep. Jesus promised them a lighter yoke than the Law and that by following Him, they would find rest for their souls.

The broader lesson drawn from these verses is meant for everyone who hears them. Each person who does not know Jesus is burdened by the sin in their lives. Jesus promises that if we cast off the yoke of sin and take on His yoke, it will be easy and we will also find rest for our souls.

The truth is that even those of us who do know Jesus as our Savior continue to carry the burden of sin. We refuse to turn everything over to Jesus for all kinds of reasons – selfishness, pride, addiction, control, we like the sin, etc. However, when we accept that Jesus is our Savior, that He paid the price for our sins, it also means He paid the price for us. We are His and we carry His yoke. Why do we continue to carry two yokes? I pray that each one of us learns to give herself or himself over to Jesus, completely, so we can have the rest He promised us, even in this life.

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