Ginrich's Devotional Blog

September 10, 2014

Who to Please

Filed under: Bible,Christian,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

.2 Corinthians 5:21. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Only one who is without sin can pay the price of the sin of others. If sin is in us, we must pay the price of our own sin. Therefore, Jesus, God in flesh, took on our sin price Himself for He never gave into temptation, was always obedient to the Father and was without sin. Temptation isn’t sin. Following temptation is sin. Jesus suffered all temptations just as we do but His love for the Father was (is) greater than the temptation and His desire to please through obedience carried Him past the temptation. We can apply this in every area of our lives. Right now I’m working on loosing a little weight. When I am tempted to put something into my mouth that isn’t in line with my goal I remind myself I love God more than that temporary pleasure and I want my physical body to be healthy and strong for His Holy Spirit within me. The motivation to please God is stronger than any goal I might set for myself. This can and does apply to every choice we make. Our question is who do we want to please?

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