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THE SUPERIOR ORDER OF CHRIST

Today, we are no longer conscious of our sin. That is why we come to Jesus with our petition and complaints without any regard for His purity. Jesus knows who we were, who we are and who we shall be. In other words, Jesus knows our past, present and future. Peter was conscious of his sin. That was why he asked Jesus to depart from him, knowing that the purity of Jesus might not tolerate his sinful nature. Many of us would not come to church today if we had not been made sensible by the vicissitudes of life, the ups and downs of life. I mean, you have exhausted all the advantages you felt you had in the world and now you are so tired and sick of the world, that is why you are now ready to embrace the superior order of Christ. Remember, in Christ’s new order there is peace, not as the world gives; there is blessing, not as the world gives; there is deliverance, not as the world gives and there is healing, not as the world gives (John 14:27).

Life is too short to waste time on things that have no lasting significance or value. If we know that our time is limited – I mean, everyone has a beginning and an end – we should make the most of life. By putting your trust in Christ, knowing that only He can give lasting value to our lives, as we look ahead to a new day we can say with the Psalmist, ‘My hope is in You.’ God alone can deliver us from a life of meaningless activities.