Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21
We are the most unique creation of God because we were created in His image. We also all were given the ability to reason and to do good works. God did not intend for us to be perfect in this world, especially after the exile of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden.
We are going to be tempted in this world. We lose our faith at times, and become afflicted. However, if we regain our focus and reclaim our purpose, we have the grace and mercy of God to build upon and become renewed.
The Scriptures today remind us that we are designed to do good works to prove to the world that there is a loving and mighty God. Our actions are a testimony to the One who created the universe we live in and learn from. For those who exhibit faith in all they do, everything in the world is at their disposal.
You don't have to be wealthy by worldly standards, but with faith, you will have unlimited access to a world where people can witness how blessed you really are. You will overcome the adversity that the enemy places before you, even death can't claim any victory because of Christ's sacrifice for us.
Our faith is our 401K plan for all eternity. The major deposit was made on a hill named Golgotha some two thousand years ago. It is up to us to make that investment grow. It is up to us to become what God made us to be.