Some Events Are Life Changing
Truth will always be truth whether we believe it or not. If it does not directly affect your life, the content of truth still has the power of credibility and durability. The truth God gives us in the Bible is not only given to pave the way from earth through heaven’s door, it changes your life.
A man who was an advocate for the poor told about a conversation he had with a theologian. They were discussing the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The theologian made this observation: “The evidence for Jesus’ resurrection is so strong that nobody would question it except for two things: It is a very unusual event, and second, if you believe it happened, you have to change the way you live.”
That is something which directly applies to every person who reads and studies about Jesus dying on the cross and His resurrection. If you really believe Jesus rose again, such a belief mandates a change of life. Peter’s life was turned upside-down after he saw the resurrected Christ. He was once a hasty fisherman-disciple who denied knowing Christ after His arrest. After the resurrection, he became a bold teacher and witness for Him (John 1:17,25,27; Acts 2:14-36). Once Peter presented to those gathered on Pentecost the same Jesus he once denied, they were in the same position he once stood. Almost three thousand souls changed the way they lived that day (Acts 3:37-41).
Has belief in Jesus’ resurrection changed your life? Are your goals and priorities different than they were? Has kindness, love, patience, and forgiveness taken place where it was once void? Read the Scripture to know what God wants to do in you. Then obey Him to make the needed changes. Remember this: The same power God used to raise Jesus from the dead is the same power which will work in you.