It’s Check-up Time

Every person is wise to pause periodically and evaluate their spiritual life. It can enable one to see on which course they are and make certain it is the proper course. Doing so can result in peace of mind and confidence it is the right course. If it is not, it gives a marvelous opportunity to correct course. To do so a guide is needed and there is no better one than the Bible. Therein the tuning fork of life, Jesus Christ, is clearly revealed. 

The Apostle John in introducing Him used the Greek term “Logos” which is translated “Word.” To find the meaning of a word see how it was used at the time of use. Shortly before John’s writing the philosopher Philo used logos meaning all that is known or knowable about God. That is Jesus. You want to know more about God, study Jesus’ life and teaching. 

Jesus is further defined and described as “our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). That is who He is. Now consider what He has done.

God “has called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus….” (I Peter 5: 10)

The expression “called” translates the word “kaleo.” It does not merely carry the idea of an invitation. Rather, it conveys the concept of a summons.

God has not merely invited us to join Him in His “eternal glory,” heaven, He has summonsed us to come to heaven.

A summons issued by a court means on the date noted herein and time stated cease and desist whatever you are doing and comply with the order prescribed herein.

God’s call to come spend eternity with Him is equally strong. It means that is what He wants you to do in order to join Him in His eternal glory.

For a person not to go to heaven means he or she has disobeyed God’s will.

To ensure every person has this opportunity “God said, “I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh.” (Acts 2:17) Also, “God has called everyone …” (I Cor. 7:17) Likewise, “If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know…” (John 7:17)

At a point in the life of every person they are made God-conscious by the Holy Spirit. That is, they become aware there is a loving God.

At that point the person sends up one of two signals. One, I don’t want to know Him, I want to make my own God. The other signal is I want to know the one true God. At that point the person is not saved. However, God has obligated Himself to get a messenger and the message to that person wherever. They then either receive or reject Jesus as Savior. 

Now, consider your personal relationship with the Word. Are you confident you have by faith committed your life to Jesus? If so, are you living with Him, through the Bible, governing your beliefs and conduct. Check up and check in.