Arms reach? When it comes to understanding how we can get to heaven, is reading the Bible, meditating and memorizing it the way? Or, just knowing what saves us isn’t enough?
Think about it. Knowing about heaven and what the Bible has to say about it is good. It puts us close to where we need to be. Yet, memorizing every passage in Scripture about salvation, may still miss the mark if we don’t know the God whom the Bible reveals?
God’s Word tells us: “This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister” (John 3:10-11).
Just reading the words can get us into the “forest,” but it doesn’t necessarily allow us to see the trees. We need to pray that God would send us an understanding of what we read and hear. Opening our hearts to God’s Holy Spirit is the key to knowing Him and understanding His saving grace and plan for salvation in our lives. Anything less is nothing but an icy grave within arms reach of a warm eternity.
We pray. “Heavenly Father, thank You that I am Your child and the life of the risen Lord Jesus is dwelling in me. Help me to live and work to Your praise and glory. May I cast off the works of darkness and be clothed in the armor of light, so others may see Christ working in and through me. In Jesus name. Amen.”
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34