Having a good time with Acts 13 this morning!
Just one nugget – maybe 🙂
46 Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary for the word of God to be spoken to you first. Since you reject it and judge yourselves unfit for eternal life—behold, we turn to the Gentiles. source
Since you reject it and judge yourselves unfit for eternal life–
How many folks have judged themselves unfit for eternal life? It is the HOLY SPIRIT’s operation (see John 16:8) to come to individual souls and offer Eternal Life to them and when that individual says NO, by that decision that one has judged himself/herself UNFIT for eternal life.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. source
May it dawn upon us: He didn’t have to (condemn us) because we had already condemned ourselves!
HE CAME TO SAVE! Dare we call ourselves unfit anymore?
Keep Pursuing Him ΑΩ
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.