What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? James 2:14 (NIV) If someone asked you to draw a picture of sin, what would you draw? You could draw an arrow missing a target, because sin is falling short of the glory...
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” Song of Solomon 6:3
We are talking about the relationship of Christ and his people. Jesus Christ offers himself to every person, and a Christian is a person who has responded to that offer by giving him or herself to Christ.
A marriage involves a commitment of love and trust from two parties, and a Christian is a person who in good faith has come to know and believe the love of God in Christ and so, in turn, has come to pledge love and loyalty to him.
This means forsaking the idols, “Jesus, in the light of your love for me, I can no longer live for myself. I can no longer live for this world.” That commitment of love and loyalty is beautifully expressed and portrayed in Christian baptism.
If you have never committed yourself in love and trust to the Christ who loves you, then make that commitment today. Commit yourself to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and then everything that we are saying about the love of Christ will be true for you.
Have you committed yourself in love and trust to Jesus Christ? Have you expressed that commitment through baptism?