Surrender and Commitment
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, March 04 2002 07:26|
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled "Just A Thought"
When I became a Christian I was asked to make a "commitment" to Jesus. After that, when people wanted to find out if I was a Christian they would sometimes ask, "Have you made a 'commitment' to Christ?"
In our culture, when we say, "Make a commitment to Jesus," a man often hears "Be a good boy and you will be acceptable." It sets off a string of thoughts: "If I just work hard enough I'll be okay, I can do this, I can be good, I can make God happy (or at least avoid His wrath). Yes, I can prove that I deserve salvation."
Commitment is important - no true believer discounts obedience, good deeds, and service. But "commitment" is the second word of salvation.
© 2002 Patrick M. Morley. All rights reserved. This article may be reproduced for any non-commercial use with proper attribution.