Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Change your hearts and lives and be baptised, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ. Then God will forgive your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
You Need More than Aspirin
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Treating symptoms and treating diseases, well … that’s not always the same thing. It can be, but not always. And sadly, so many people opt for the quick and easy fix, only to discover that in the long run, it just doesn’t work.
When something’s hurting, what you desperately want to do is to get better and that means stopping the pain. And at that point, the risk is that you throw an aspirin or two at the symptom rather than dealing with the disease.
Sure, an aspirin will cure a headache today, maybe tomorrow and maybe even the next day. But ultimately, if the cause of constant and severe headaches is a brain tumour, then it doesn’t matter how many pills you pop, those pills aren’t going to do you any good.
What you really need is a physician who can treat the disease.
The same is true in life. We all soldier on, carrying symptoms of an underlying disease. That disease is called – at least what God calls it – “sin”. We go looking for the solutions that this world has to offer, but somehow they don’t make a difference because they don’t have the power to make the difference, no matter how much they pretend that they do.
Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, “Change your hearts and lives and be baptised, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ. Then God will forgive your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
There’s the solution. Enter into what God has done for you; be baptised – each one of you – in the name of Jesus Christ and then, when God forgives you your sins, He’ll pour out His power on you, the power of the Holy Spirit.
That, right there, is the one thing that’ll make a difference.
That’s God’s Word. Fresh … for you … today.