Spirit Life Walk

Onward to Redemption

February 06, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 6
Spirit Life Walk
Onward to Redemption
Show Notes

Reward doesn't come to those who do nothing and yet expect everything. (That's actually the definition of lunacy.) For example, you cannot attend an orientation for a university after your parents paid the price of your tuition, only to fail to attend class after class after class and somehow expect to be holding a certificate of graduation at the end. You can't show up at that graduation without a graduation gown and try to force your way to the platform because your name will not be among those called. There will be no diploma placed in your hand that day and most likely you'll be dragged by security out of the auditorium. What could be worse? There is a worse outcome for a certain wanna-be guest in the parable of the King's wedding feast that Jesus shares in Matthew chapter 22. In verse 14, Jesus summarizes the downfall of this guest when the humiliating moment comes and the guest gets pointed out by the King and thrown out. Read here starting in verse 11, “But when the King came in to see the guests, He saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So He said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the King said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ " And Jesus closes with this very important statement in verse 14, "For many are called, but few are chosen.” Salvation is orientation, not graduation. We must consider Christ Jesus our graduation. He is our goal, to know Him, to love Him, to obey Him. Read this powerful statement that the Apostle Paul made in a letter he wrote to the Philippian church, "Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Join us as we go Onward and Upward!

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