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Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Commitment

February 1st, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – Commitment can be defined by a pledge or promise to do something.

God’s love is what motivates Christian commitment.  Without His love in the equation, commitments would easily turn into legalism. With God’s love as the prime motivator, we gladly give our lives to the cause of the Gospel.  We are compelled by God’s love to do God’s will, and to finish what He started in us. In the course of pursuing our commitments, we can expect opposition and hardship, just like Jesus did.  In Hebrews 12:3, we are challenged to “consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men”, so that we will not grow weary and lose heart. Our incentive to serve God will increase when we keep our focus on Jesus, who was faithful to carry out His rescue mission on our behalf. In view of His death for us, we have a reason to live for Him.

Psalm 76:11 says, “Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them.”

Commitment is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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