Random Post – Keith Olbricht

You Are Special…But Maybe Not the Way You Think

By: Keith Olbricht

  • You are not special because you walk on two legs, for many animals do, too. However, you are special when you use those legs to go where God has sent you (Mark 16:15; Hebrews 11:8).
  • You are not special because you can sing, for the morning birds out-sing us all. However, you are special when God is praised with your song (Acts 16:25; Psalm 95:2).
  • You are not special simply because you are loved, for parents have loved their children since the dawn of creation. However, you arespecial because God has loved you (1 John 4:10; Ephesians 2:4).
  • You are not special because you can find your way home, for dogs, horses, and cattle do it every day. However, you are special when you find your way to heaven (Acts 17:27; John 14:6; Matthew 7:13-14).
  • You are not special because you can argue, for 2 year-olds do that with great enthusiasm and marvelous skill. However, you are special because you have an advocate—one who stands on your behalf—in the presence of the Father (1 John 2:1).
  • You are not special because you can reason, for even mouse can find its way out of a maze. However, you are special because you can work out your own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).
  • You are not special because you have problems, for even Solomon had great problems (read the book of Ecclesiastes). However, you arespecial if God is one your side (Psalm 46:1-3).
  • You are not special if you face death, for death is one of the equalizers of humanity. However, you are special if death has no power over you (1 Corinthians 15:50-57).
  • You are not special because of the color of your skin or your hair, your gender, your race, or your heritage, for we are all of one blood (Acts 17:26). However, you are special if you have been washed in the blood of Jesus (Hebrews 9:15; Revelation 1:5).
  • You are not special if you sin, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). However, you are very special if you have been washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of our Lord Jesus (1 Corinthians 6:11).

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