Do We Please God In Our Lives
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not
believe stands condemned. (John 3:18). Why? Because he has not
believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. Here beloved brethren
and sisters the message is clear – we need to believe in Jesus in order
to please God.
Everyone who does evil hates the light and will not come into the
light for fear that his/her deeds will be exposed (John 3:20-21) but
whoever lives by the truth comes into light so that it may be seen
plainly that what he has done has been done through God. Where can we
place ourselves? The only hope is for us to prepare and be ready for
his coming and to meet and welcome him. That can only come about when
we please God now.
Just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin,
it was in this way death came to all men/women because all have sinned.
(Romans 5:12). What shall we say then? Shall we go on sinning, so that
grace may increase? (Romans 6:14) By no means, we died to sin, how can
we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were
baptised into Christ were baptised into his death? We were therefore
buried with him through baptism into his death in order that just as
Christ was raised from the dead, through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life” (Rom6:1-4).
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If any man loves
the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For everything in the
world, the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes, and
the boasting of what he has and does, comes not from the Father but
from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but he who does
the will of God lives for ever. Let us check and change our direction
aiming at the right direction, fixing our eyes on our Lord Jesus, who
is able to redeem us.
Bro John Kasanda with his grandson Baleke
Bro. John Kasanda (Kasembe, Zambia)