I don't know about you, but I've played games where I just want a do-over. I've said and done things where I just want a do-over, a chance to do it differently. We don't get them in life; we can't turn the clock back adn do it differently. But God, in His grace and mercy and amazing love, has done one better. He has given us new life. In Christ, I get the ultimate do-over; I am a new creation. I just need to remember that; I still tend to do the wrong things, say things that are hurtful, maintain control over my life. But in becoming a new creation, I gave Jesus LORDship over my life; He is my Master. He paid for my life with His; and when I forget that, or just choose to ignore that, He still forgives me and lets me try again. As we move through this new year, hopefully we can all remember who is really LORD of our lives and that we are new creations who are no longer owned by sin.
The first thing Jesus said to His disciples was "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." This same charge has been given to us. We are to be made into fishers of men so others can be made into fishers of men. This is the purpose behind the Great Commission. We do this by living the Great Commandments. The Great Commandments are:
- Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
Jesus Himself said all the law and prophets rest on these two commandments.
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