Something extraordinary has occurred in the history of mankind, and this event affects each single person living on this earth. So it must be proclaimed and brought to each one's understanding. No one can live without knowing of and participating in this occurrence.
The event in one word is: Christ. In more words: Jesus Christ, the son of God, gave his life on the cross for all people to have forgiveness of their sins and to gain eternal life through faith in him.
Why should I know this person, why is it so essential to know him, why does this person, Jesus Christ, concern me?
He is not just anyone who lived and died long time ago - he is the one who gave his life for me. Even before I knew him he had already done this for me. Is there anyone else who has done this, or would do this for me?
This fact alone, that he gave everything for me, should raise my interest, my curiosity for coming to know to him. Who was this man, what was his heart, his motivation to do this for me?
"Just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so sin spread through all men" (Romans 5:12). The effects of the Fall are numerous and far reaching. Sin has affected every aspect of our being.
At one time or another, everyone feels confused, uncertain, or misled. When that happens, we can live victoriously and confidently only by possessing spiritual discernment - the ability to see life from God's perspective
The prophet Habakkuk is very wise. He places all his hope in the Lord. What is the result of this attitude? That he rejoices and jumps on the heights with the feet of a deer.
All of us want to be joyful, we long to jump dynamically over the hills and through the valleys of our daily lives - not just when everything is all right and goes well, but also when things are completely contrary to our expectations and wishes.
What is the wisdom and strength of Habakkuk that enables him to live such life?
The text reads, "From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. 'Go on up, you baldhead!' they said. 'Go on up, you baldhead!'
Did you find Christ, the living son of God, your brother, friend and savior? Isn't he the greatest treasure we can ever find in our lives?
Yes, there is nothing greater and more valuable then Christ. In him we have the fullness of everything, including eternal life. This is far beyond all our smaller and greater treasures that we possess and pursue in our daily life on earth.
And yet - do we truly value this treasure of Christ, and are we always happy and thankful to have found him?