Posted by: missionventureministries | December 28, 2014

MAN’S BIGGEST PROBLEM IS HIS SEPARATION FROM GOD – Romans 3:23

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The Bible teaches us that; man’s biggest problem is his separation from God. This problem is solved only when we truly repent of our sins and accept Christ as our Savior and make Him the Lord of our life.

When God created the first man and woman, He placed in them a desire and a need to feel that their counted for something. Adam and Eve were given a work to do. They were to take care of the garden which God had planted for them. They had daily fellowship with their Creator. They had true significance because they knew that they were part of God’s great plan for the world. 

But Adam and Eve rebelled against God. Instead of doing God’s will, they chose to disobey Him. This decision affected all of mankind because Adam and Eve passed their selfish, independent natures on to the whole human race. The Bible says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23) 

Since man has rejected God’s authority and God’s plan, he no longer has a purpose in life that makes him feel worthwhile. Therefore man tries many things in his effort to meet his need for significance. 

The Bible tells us about one man who had everything his heart could desire. His name was Solomon. He was the wisest and richest king who ever lived. 

In the book of Ecclesiastes, Solomon tells how he accumulated silver and gold beyond measure. Using his great wealth and power he devoted himself to many projects. He planted gardens and orchards, he built cities, and he built an elaborate palace. His greatest project was building the temple of the Lord. It was the most expensive, most magnificent building that the world has ever seen. 

Yet, with all his possessions and accomplishments, Solomon was not satisfied. His deep inner needs were not met. Solomon said, “But then I looked over everything my hands had done. I saw what I had worked so hard to get. And nothing had any meaning. It was like chasing the wind….So I hated life….” (Ecclesiastes 2:11, 17)  

Today, people are still seeking for something that will give them a feeling of significance. Some people work hard to accumulate money because they feel that money gives them a sense of importance. But money cannot satisfy our deep inner needs. 

Other people seek to satisfy their heart’s needs by accumulating things, such as cars, houses, and property. But “things” can never satisfy the deep needs of our heart. The Lord Jesus said, “… Life is not made up of how much a person has.” (Luke 12:15) 

Many people seek purpose and fulfillment in religion, however religion can never bring satisfaction; yet, a personal relationship with God through Jesus, His Son will bring great purpose, joy and satisfaction.

God’s way of meeting our need for significance is this: He puts us in Christ. He makes every believer a vital member of Christ’s body. God gives believers spiritual gifts and opportunities to use those gifts. In this way every believer is significant because he becomes part of God’s great eternal plan. 

In the book of Ephesians, God tells us that all true Christians are members of the body of Christ. Just as we live and work through our body, so the Lord Jesus does His work through His body. Each born-again believer is different from the other believers, but each is a member of Christ’s body and therefore is important. 

In our body we have many different members, such as eyes, ears, hands, and feet. Each member is different from the other members, but each has a vital function in the body. Our hands cannot take the place of our eyes, and our eyes cannot do the work of our hands, however, every member in our body is important. 

The body of Christ likewise has many members. Each member is different from the other members, but each has a vital function. The Bible says that the body of Christ is “joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” (Ephesians 4:16) 

God not only has a work for every believer, but He also equips them to do that work. Every believer is given a gift and or gifts by the Holy Spirit in order that he may contribute to the growth and health of the body of Christ. The Bible says, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” (1 Corinthians 12:7) 

We need to know that the local church is not the only place where you can serve God. Many Christians are effective witnesses for Christ in their places of work. Some have Bible studies in their homes. Others give their lives to serve God as missionaries. Still others are winning people to Christ and grounding them in the Word of God by sharing through the Internet. The opportunities for serving are virtually limitless, but you must search for what He wants you to do.

In Christ, God has provided every believer with an opportunity for serving Him. If you are wondering why you have not found the work God has for you, it may be because you have never given yourself totally to Him. God does not require every Christian to lay aside his job and preach the gospel full-time, but He does require us to be totally consecrated to Him. 

We must give ourselves to Him completely as the Bible says, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:1-2) 

God has purchased us with the blood of His own Son and we belong to Him, if we accept Him as our Savior. (John 3:16)

 Romans 3 vs 23

Therefore, God expects us to live in such a way that His presence is always before us so that our walk, our lifestyle and behavior is perfect, complete, whole, healthy, with nothing inhibiting our relationship with Him. 

Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. (Leviticus 19:2)

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