Hey Believer, Stay Focused!

Posted on August 2, 2019

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By David Ettinger

As Christians we must share the “Good News” of Jesus Christ; the good news being that though we are born separated from God and destined for Hell, God sent a Deliverer to die for our sins and give those who have accepted His lordship eternal life with Him.

This is the glorious message, and there is no other. We don’t fight against the culture; we fight within it. Our ammunition is the Gospel and our objective is to “preach Christ crucified” (1 Corinthians 1:23) with the hope that we “might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22).

Yes, the things of life are important, such as politics, education, and employment, but none are eternal. What is eternal is the truth regarding the condition of every soul:

  • “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
  • “For the wages of sin is [eternal] death …” (Romans 6:23).
  • “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9, emphasis added).
  • “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see [eternal] life, for God’s wrath remains on them” (John 3:36).

With the 2020 presidential-election season upon us, let us be mindful of it, but not get carried away by it. Let us focus on the work the Lord Jesus gave us – the work for which He died on the cross. Let us rise above the distractions of this world and be about the Lord’s business.

What a privilege He has given us!