Well, it’s hammer time! This is the picture. Because of Adam’s sin and separation from God, all of the offspring after him are born broken and not in the perfection God first created. Because of that brokenness, we cannot function to the highest levels He intended and we always fall short.
God is not angry at you because you fumble bumble around…He even sent Jesus to “fix” you. If you could picture this…
- A broken hammer…just try and build something with it–that’s you before Jesus
- Now picture that hammer with some Gorilla glue and Gorilla tape around it…it can function fairly well and now get the job done…that’s you after you let Him repair you
- Now picture the prettiest, fanciest, strongest nail gun around…that’s you in heaven for eternity
Now I know Jesus didn’t use these teaching examples but, as a visual, it is pretty vivid a picture.
In “Godspeak,” the hammer idea goes like this…
2 Corinthians 5:21, He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
John 15:4, Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
1 John 5:12, He who has the Son, has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
Your life, your strength, your abilities and your final eternity are all in Jesus Christ. He won’t “hammer” it in to you but you can go to Him and He will make it so you are changed forever.
Ref.: John 15:4; Ezekiel 36:26-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:1; John 1:4; John 14:6
Now – go tell others the good news…your hammer got fixed!
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