INSIDE OUT VI
Believers are actually inside out rather than outside in people. Talking about the process of salvation; the Bible says:
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.” – Romans 10:10.
Salvation is a product of the happenings within that has a reflection without. In the same way, salvation takes place, believers are expected to be transformed by the Word of God from within, with visible and undeniable expression without. For instance, the Bible says:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according to as God hath dealt with every man the measure of faith.” – Romans 12:1-3
It is the renewal of our mind by the Word of God that reflects a godly character on the outside. Whatever change that takes place from the outside is mere “cosmetic” or “make-up” which cannot stand the test of time. Believers will continue to struggle to be godly until there is a transformation from within by the Word of God. The Psalmist testified that hiding the Word of God in his heart kept him from sinning before God. Psalm 119:11. It is great to take care of the flesh by washing it daily; feeding it (thrice a day as many do), clothing it to make it look beautiful and great; it would be eternally glorious to pay as much attention to the “inside” as we do the “outside” because that is what actually defines the real makeup of man. Nothing takes care of the inside of a man like the Word of God.
It is high time believers paid more attention to the “inside”, you will always do well on the outside by doing so. Settle with the settled Word!
Scriptures for meditation: Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:89
Jesus is Lord!