Do You Get Your Checkups
We should examine ourselves to make sure we are in the faith.
In the natural world we have to take the Doctors advice. However, it’s up to you to follow that advice. In other words, you are the only one who can do anything.
In the spiritual world Jesus is the only one who can do anything for us through God’s grace. We can only be saved through faith, not through works. Our job is to look within ourselves.
In the story of the prodigal son we see that the son took his inheritance and squandered it on worldly desires. Once he was broke he worked for a farmer taking care of pigs who received more food than he did. His status in the eyes of the farmer was below that of the pigs he took care of. He decided to go back home and hoped that he would be welcome. To his surprise his father welcomed him with open arms and gave him back his previous status.
One of the lessons from this story is that we can’t determine who we are by the way other people look at us.
Similar to the prodigal son’s father God is always waiting to welcome us back home.
During Jesus’s time the Jews knew the law but didn’t believe in Jesus. They had it all but didn’t take it.
Jesus is long suffering (patient) and he is waiting for us to get ourselves in order.
All Christians should know without a doubt that they are living a life of Christ.
It is a blessing to live for God.
Christian means “Christ Like”.
We should all see “Doctor” Jesus on a daily basis
Matthew 24:44, 6:24, 33
We all need to do our daily checkups and work on making ourselves right with God.