GOD’S WORD FOR FEBRUARY 12
GOD’S WORD FOR FEBRUARY 12 ~ ~ Matthew 18:3 Amp ~ ~ “and said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless you repent [that is, change your inner self—your old way of thinking, live changed lives] and become like children [trusting, humble, and forgiving], you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” There is nothing like the Amplified, to bring out the life to a verse, as they dig deep into the vernacular of the original language. This is one of the strongest commands that Jesus gave. We cannot be saved by “talking the talk”, or trusting Jesus for some things—or trusting a little. It’s all or nothing. Saved or unsaved. Rely totally upon Him, or rely upon ourselves. Black and white— “Lord, please help us to look within ourselves—honestly—and see if we (with Your help and support) are truly relying deeply upon You—-as the beloved old poem says, “lean hard” on You. A small child doesn’t question, he doesn’t go ahead and then expect his parents to approve his decision. He trusts totally for guidance, protection and love. Jesus, You put it so strongly, that we dare not go on our own, for then we must question our salvation. We thank You, Lord Jesus, that You don’t tip-toe in Your Word. You tell us plainly, so the responsibility rests on us alone. You will help us when we truly ask and repent. We praise You forever for Your Great Love!!!!