Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit
the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor
idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards,
nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified,
you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of
our God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
“Oh, give me a home,
where the buffalo roam, where the deer and the antelope play, where never is
heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.”
Two buffalo had spent
a great day roaming about their home on the range. The deer and the antelope
played. There was not a cloud in the sky.
Later, a cowboy says
to the buffalo, “You’re look disgusting! Your heads are too big, your eyes are too
small, you’ve got bad breath, your hair is ugly, and you stink.”
At that, one buffalo said
to his friend, “I think we just heard a discouraging word.”
We all want to hear
encouraging words. But sometimes, an
encouraging word is one that lovingly tells a hard truth. The truth is that we are sinners, our sin
separates us from God, hell is real, and we all deserve to go there. That can feel very discouraging.
But that’s not the
whole truth! God’s own Son, Jesus Christ died to rescue us from hell! He saves everyone who repents of their sin
and calls on His name. The gospel is the
best encouraging word! Who can you
encourage with the gospel today?
Have a great day and Keep Moving Forward!