The Really Real Thing is Truly Awesome
God Is The Real Thing
Coca Cola has long had a brilliant marketing claim that “it’s the real thing.” Through the years, however, Coke has made various changes, suggesting that the real thing could use some improvements, to stay on top.
I’m sure countless Christians have had the same thought as me. Jesus is actually the real thing!
He doesn’t change with the tides of public opinion or new pressures for the sake of political correctness. God is unchanging, and many in the world consider Him and the Bible to be irrelevant for not conforming to the times. Nothing could be further from the truth!
God is the Same
It’s comforting as a believer to know that God never changes.
I can live my life to the best of my ability according to what’s written in the Book, and my choices won’t suddenly become outdated.
People who aren’t familiar with the Bible and don’t have a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ don’t understand that the Word is consistent.
Admittedly, I don’t understand everything I’ve read in God’s Word. I read the Bible with the help of the Holy Spirit and various resources.
One thing I can say with confidence is that the Bible tells the same story from beginning to end! He created us for Himself and, in the end, those who repent and believe in Jesus get to be with God eternally in heaven.
The fact that God gave human beings a choice as to whether or not to follow after Him has meant that many choose to live for the world instead of seeking after God. This is tragic. Being in God’s family through the plan God ordained from the foundation of the world, however, is beautiful and real.
In Times of Trouble
It says in the Word that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (NKJV) At no other time do we experience the truth that God is the real thing more fully than when we are desperate for God, due to difficult circumstances.
It’s really ironic that through our changing struggles, we find out that God never changes, which is truly awesome.