Friday, June 28, 2024

Five Minute Friday :: Same

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Five Minute Friday :: Same Linkup

The word "same" invites comparisons: same old; all the same; same store sales.

• Same days.
• Same dreams.
• Same disappointments.

One of these things is not like the others so the others must be the same. Right?

Is it legitimate to compare? Sometimes it isn't, but at times it is. Sometimes it's necessary. It can be reassuring or disheartening. It can measure progress. It can decide if something matches or not. In many cases, that difference just is, with no particular value assigned. This flower is brighter than that flower, but it's the same kind of flower—not better, not worse, though you may prefer one to the other.

I immediately wondered are you still the same if you have the gospel in your life?

•…the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation.
Romans 1:16

• If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; behold! Everything has become new!
2 Corinthians 5:17

• Since you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is. I love how the KJV says, "If ye then be risen with Christ." For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. KJV again: "Ye are dead."
Colossians 3:1, 3

For the apostle Paul, the Good News, the Gospel, is death and resurrection.

Are you still the same when you have the gospel in your life?

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  1. Thanks for writing! I like this part: "In many cases, that difference just is, with no particular value assigned." I think our human minds like to rank and judge things based on differences, but it doesn't have to mean different value. I appreciate your thoughts.

    Jeannie - next door to you at #12 in the linkup

  2. I don't know about just having the gospel, but if we accept the gift of salvation, repent of our sins, and invite Jesus into our heart, we are no longer the same. As you quoted in 2 Corinthians 5:17, the slate is wiped clean, and we become a new creation.

  3. If we respond to the gospel, we shouldn't be the same! The power of God makes us new each day. Great thoughts here! Visiting from FMF#14

  4. God loves us too much to leave us the same way as He found us!


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