I was driving in my car and my check engine light came on, because I am not a machanic I reached for my Operator’s Manual. I panicked because it wasn’t there and I had no idea what was wrong or what made this light come on. The book of Esphians as a matter of fact the entire Bible is our operators manuel for salvation, we have to know that the word was made flesh and dwelled among us so the word of God is God!
The manual teaches us how to walk with God and live wisely in light of eternity. We must live as Saints a Gods holy ones separated from the evil world. The word of God says that we must be holy, not perfect, because we all have fallen short of the glory of God. Mark 14:38 says that the flesh is weak and therefore we must walk in the spirit and pray in the spirit. None of us shall walk in a sinless perfections in this world, but God has made provisions for our sins. John1:9 says if we confess our sins he is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness . Their are benefits to being Christ which gives us spiritual blessings in the heavenly realm. These include being adopted as God’s Children, receiving forgiveness of sin and having all wisdom and understanding, Paul is saying we are the children of the most high God and a part of the royal priesthood. Paul is reminding us of who we are and who’s we are, regardless of what we are going through we still belong to him. We should not be making a lot of bad choices because we have access to wisdom and understanding. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. We have the Operator’s Manual ( the Bible) all we have to do is follow the directions and our lives will bear real fruit joy, love, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control. Listen if we follow the manual (Bible) and live according to the directions given we will be saved by grace through faith. Paul is telling us that we have an inheritance and that we have all that we need to succeed on this earth. Remember we are in this world but not of this world we don’t follow the worlds value system we follow God’s word. God was gracious enough to redeem us from sin and death and gives us New Life in Christ Jesus, the least we can do is offer our lives back to him completely and surrender our all to him. Dust off your manual and live!
To God be the glory,
Rev. A.R. T.