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  • Writer's picture~Kimberly Oden

Crazy About Jesus

When Markel & I went on a walk last night, he described a recent convo with someone who asked why he’s so crazy about Jesus...that it’s one thing to say you believe in God, but a whole other thing to talk about Jesus so much. At one point, the questioner said, “I do believe in the Ten Commandments.”

The thing about the Ten Commandments is that they were given as law to consistently point to our inability to meet the law.

Time & again, people would have to bring sacrificial lambs to the fallible Levitical priests to pay the price for their sin. The people continued to sin & the priest offering the sacrifice would eventually die.

The cycle seems hopeless until you realize that the process simply pointed to our need of a Savior. There is no good that’s good enough to get into heaven.

God is perfect & holy & cannot even look upon sin, so He sent His Son to live a sinless life on earth only to be crucified SO THAT He could conquer sin by rising again!

Jesus became a priest not by meeting the physical requirements of belonging to the tribe of Levi, but by the power of resurrection life that CANNOT be destroyed!

Markel shared that the resurrection-like changes in his life & our marriage are proof enough for him to follow Jesus as Savior & Lord. He knows the tumultuous life we had before Jesus entered our story, & the secure love & joy that now marks our lives with Him at the center!

His resurrection power is enough to save us for eternity, & without Him, just one lie is enough to keep us from eternity in heaven.

We cannot achieve the perfection God intended apart from the blood of our sinless, sacrificial Lamb. All we need “do” is confess that we’re sinners in need of a Savior, receive His salvation & then allow our lives to become a living epistle of His Lordship!

Honestly, when it comes to following Jesus, what’ve we got to lose, but pride that we know it all?

Jesus, thank you for what you’ve done for us! If there’s anyone on the fence about following You, 

help them discover the exorbitant evidence that points to the undeniable Truth of Who You are & what You’ve done! May our lives become living epistles so others will ask why were so crazy about Jesus!

💡EZEKIEL 12:1-14:11

💡HEBREWS 7:1-17

💡PSALM 105:37-45



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