“Take heart my son, your sins are forgiven!” Jesus says these words to console those who are overwhelmed with fear and guilt. Having fear in our lives is a great tribulation to our soul. It makes us doubt. Doubt is the Enemy of our faith. In Timothy, Paul writes that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of Love and strong mind. God never created fear in us. It entered our world with Adam’s fall. It is an emotion we created as a self preservation mechanism to hide us from the truth and protect us in life threatening events. God uses fear in us to help us understand His awesome Holiness, power and Glory. This is the reverent fear scripture teaches us about that is “the beginning of all wisdom.”

Jesus said, “Store up treasure in Heaven! For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” How do we store up treasure in heaven? The good works that nobody sees! The works that no one can attribute to us for only our Father in heaven has seen them. We can only boast in Christ and His work of the cross.

Our faith tells us not to hold to things in this life but to look forward to the glorious life to come. An eternity lived in true joy with our King. Death and sin was conquered at the Cross. Every Man that has had God’s breath has sinned. Christ’s precious blood was shed at Calvary for all sin. We are forgiven and free. Praise the Father! Praise the Son! Praise the Spirit! Jesus died once so that we may join Him in eternity. Physical death is just a vale we have put up to obscure our vision of eternal life.

God created the earth. He intended for us from the beginning to be the eternal caretakers of His creations. He would walk with us. He would fellowship with us. But, we were overcome by Satan’s temptation and allowed sin to enter His world. And along with sin came suffering and death. Sin is not our Father’s will. But, He can and does use it for His purpose. Jesus said, “Only the Father is good.” We were never intended to know evil. Just to be partakers in the goodness of God. In the blinding luxury of this world we have abandoned the beauty of simplicity.

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