Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Exclusivity Factor - by Kevin Walker

“I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols” Isaiah 42:8 NIV.

At the heart of being a Christ-follower is the exclusivity factor. We don’t follow after a God, we follower after the God. And right there is found all of the difference.

All too often we’ve all been guilty of inviting people to “accept Christ” for reasons other than honorable. We make Christ out to be our self-help guru. We make him out to be our financial breakthrough. We make him out to be our hope for a better marriage.

Christ certainly has the power to take care of those things, and all other things as well. But, when we truly accept him into our lives, he becomes our Lord. We accept him because God is one – there is no other.

We can make money the Lord of our life. We can make things the Lord of our life. And, for that matter, we can make some other religious leader or so-called deity, our Lord. But it doesn’t change this simple fact: Jesus is the true King. He is Lord over all. And either we accept him as who he is, or we don’t accept him at all.
Grace and peace all

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