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Take Up Your Cross October 30th 2015

Do you allow God to use any area of your life as He pleases for bringing Him honor and glory?

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. (John 9:1-3 KJV)

Jesus and His disciples were exiting the temple passing beside a man who had been blind since birth.  The disciples instantly perceived his blindness was the result of sin of the man, or as the result of sin of his parents, resulting in his permanent physical blindness.

Have you ever run across an individual who has been involved in some sort of tragic life changing situation or accident which left him paralyzed or scarred in some horrific fashion either spiritually or physically and instantly thoughts surface in your mind how his tragic circumstances must be a direct result of this person harboring great sin in their life?

Jesus answered this same question in the minds of His disciples a few thousand years ago saying: “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him…”

God does not always choose to send calamities of either a physical or spiritual nature as a direct result of sin, but often the consequences of sin, despite possessing eternal life with God, make a great and lasting impact upon a person’s life, such as a thorn in the side as Paul experienced.

Whether the crippling results be of a physical nature or spiritual nature sin brings about sure tragic consequences as mankind dwells upon this earth.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23 KJV)

takeupyourcrossredocmclearGod can use any situation to showcase His goodness and righteousness therefore bringing honor and glory to Himself through any adverse circumstances at hand.

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