Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
Last time we were together we were talking about our helplessness – our helplessness to do good and to please God. We concluded that helplessness can be good, if it leads us to one who can save us. Peter’s experience with walking on water provides an excellent example. When he took his eyes off of Jesus and began thinking about the fierceness of the storm, he began to sink, and in one desperate moment of helplessness he cried, Lord, save me, and Jesus did.
God has always been about meeting us in our helplessness and saving us. For Adam’s nakedness He provided coats of skin. For Noah He provided an Ark. For Abraham on Mt. Moriah He provided a lamb caught in a thicket. And while each of these stories is historically true, taken together they are merely illustrations of the salvation God ultimately provided in Christ.
In Hebrews chapter 10 the Holy Spirit tell us, It was not possible for the blood of bulls and of goats to take away sin. Wherefore when Jesus came into the world He said, . . . a body you have prepared me for in burnt offering and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure. Then He said, Lo, I come to do your will Oh, God, and by that will was are eternally saved through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ, once for all.
When we finally recognize the terror of our own helplessness, we are invited to come to the One who alone can save us and make it right. So God calls us in the final message on the last page of the Bible “Let everyone that is athirst come and take of the water of life freely.” That message is for you. Will you come?
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.