in Good: The Roadsign of Eternal Life
2:7 â€œTo those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honour and
immortality, He will give eternal lifeâ€œ
It is not
a one-off, once a year action to offload a guilt-trip in doing charity but a
lifestyle of charity that pleases Him. A lifestyle can only be inculcated
through persistence in the pursuance of doing good.
Christ in all this? Isn't He the sole reason of our salvation?
definitely is, and notice that He (Christ) is also saying that we need to stay
the course in seeking after God's glory to be manifested in our lives, Godâ€™s
honour restored in the earth realm, and immortality, a perspective that sets
our mind on higher things.
salvation is expressed in pursuing the things of God. The born-again person has
a different appetite, one that is set not on worldly consumerism but a
kingdom-focused, heaven-resourced drive to see His kingdom come and His will
being said, the notion of capitalising on Christ as a one-way ticket to heaven
while living a pagan lifestyle here on earth just wouldn't cut it. How you live
now determines your destiny.
are indeed born again, your appetite will shift and you will express your
salvation in like manner; the reverse is also true.
the narrow gate to our salvation, we express our conversion in these things;
the road signs that we are on the right track.
us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a
harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6:9)