Jesus came to serve a people considerably inferior to Himself as a light to dispel darkness. The Bible tells us that we do not have to live as slaves but as sons of God and heirs to the Father's kingdom. This simply means that despite our undeserving we may turn... ... middle of paper ... ...liever now has assurance that his every sin will be forgiven dependent not on the sacrifice of an animal but on sincere repentance. God loves His people and has provided them with a way by which they can be cleansed and sanctified, making them acceptable to him. The new covenant, therefore, leads to a desire to do what is right.
According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
The Messiah left the people hopeful by explaining how easy it is to enter the kingdom of Heaven. According to Matthew 5:3-12, the people with righteous hearts will definitely inherit the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus inspires everyone to be humble, merciful, peaceful, and kind to one another, and he also mentions the importance of forgiveness and love several times, portraying his loving nature. Christ warns the nations to not fear persecution, because their reward in heaven will be great. Jesus mentions that Christians are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
God tells everyone to forgive those who had hurt them. Willingly forgiving Christians of their sins, and because He has forgiven Christians they are to forgive others. Although the world’s reasons to forgive other are valid, they are all but selfish reasons to take the initiative to forgive other people. God is an almighty and powerful God whom Christians are to fear. Although God loves all of his children, He could still use his power for bad but He chooses not to do so.
The forgiveness of sins brings us closer to Christ so that we can experience an abundance of blessings. Sometimes we take for granted the blessings of having joy in times of sorrow, a peace of mind, all our needs met, and even our salvation. The New Testament brings attention to those things and helps us to recognize the greatest blessings of all. Sin is what separates us from receiving all that God desires for our lives. Grace and mercy allows us to still be blessed in spite of our sins.
One need be justified in the presence of God because that makes one to be a devout Christian willing to serve God forever. However, Christ death has made a difference. Through reflecting Christ’s death, Paul is “stressing the vicarious character of that death” such as the nature of death (Fitzmyer 399). Furthermore Paul is explaining that Christ died for human sinfulness because he is trying to reflect on our weakness and sins calling it as “condition of the unjustified”. However, if we put trust in God, then we could overcome those weaknesses because God does not make people unhappy.
We no longer need to fear and hide from it, we can come out in the open and receive what Christ has given to us. Jesus believed that we should exemplify God’s behavior within our inter-human relationships. He does not just want us to love those that are easy to love in our everyday lives, such as brothers or sisters, friends. Jesus wants us to take on the hard and arduous task of loving all mankind, even enemies. In Matthew 5:43-44,48, Jesus states "You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.
The main idea off those parables is that we must love the sinner as Jesus and his father did. We must not react to abuse, with more abuse. We must act when abused, with love and need to be very careful not “to become a stumbling stone for the lost. Rather, we need to become a stepping stone for the lost to reach Christ”14. That is only a part of what parables tell us.
Throughout chapter 3 Paul tells us that “truth, love, and peace should mark our lives” which is only accomplished by offering others forgiveness when we have a grievance against them in the same way that God has provided forgiveness for each one of us (Life Application Study Bible, 2007, p. 2000). To experience a life filled with truth, love, and peace we must forgive others when we have a grievance against them no matter what the grievance is in regards to. As difficult as it was to forgive the man that had betrayed my trust and love I gained a strong sense of freedom within myself after I handed the wrongs I had suffered over to God and offered forgiveness. As we work through personal conflict we must remember “The key
Jesus explained and described to people the Heavens. Jesus taught others how to love others along with loving yourself as well.The most important message Jesus wished to get across was to live by God’s words. He explains to everyone that these are the rules in which God wants us to live by, but don’t be mistaken, he understands we are not perfect, he understands we will make mistakes, but please, ask for his forgiveness, celebrate the festivities of Yom Kippur and Lent, show God that you truly are sorry for the potential sins you may have committed, but most of all, love one another and love the one and only God. He explains in a way in which I translated, that everyday God watches us, everyday he may judge us, but not necessarily in a bad way. Jesus simply wants us to fulfill God 's laws, love him and ourselves and respect one another, but to be weary.