Today’s Positive Thought
By: Rev. Joe Kramer
8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death is working in us, but life in you
–2 Corinthians 4:8–12 (NKJV).
I was wondering what to write today for Today’s Positive Thought and then I came across a book about Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer stood up against the Nazi regime as a pastor and teacher. The following quote jumped out at me and I thought it would be good. The book is called “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” by Eric Metaxas (you can get it on Amazon). The quote is as follows.
That is, we are saved, not by anything we do, but by grace. Yet if we have truly understood and believed the gospel, it will change what we do and how we live.
Have you lived like this? Has the Gospel changed what you do and how you live? If not, then why not? Will you allow it to change you today?