1People who are used to living in the world of ungrace sometimes have a hard time accepting the free gift of eternal life. You can’t pay for it. It’s already been paid for. The only decision you have to make concerning the grace of God is whether or not you will accept it as a free gift.
2Whenever we talk about idols, we usually visualize ancient religious icons or statues that pagans worshipped—like Baal in the Old Testament. But an idol doesn’t have to be a thing, it can an attitude or a desire. So don’t think of idolatry as bowing down to a statue or a stick. Are you and American Idol?
3God is offering you the gold of His grace, and our hands are full of the garbage of this world. We must be willing to release our garbage in order to accept the gold of his grace. But this is a limited time offer. Why? One day you are going to die, and after you die, the offer of salvation is no longer on the table.
4It is one thing to sing during the daylight when everything looks better, but only God can give you a song in the nighttime of your desperation. And if you will seek Him, your desperation can turn into celebration.
5A person with a living faith may drift away from God for awhile, but they always return to the fold. So don’t be like the crowd, be one of the faithful few whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life!