Weekly Review - Erin Cyrier
As Christians, we often times focus on our lives and the decisions we make in hope that they would please God. All of us play a role in the will of God and we can lose track of the main role in the whole plan. This past Sunday we discussed the importance of pursuing the will of God. The world will try to claim the glorified pedestal in our lives when God should be the ultimate prize. Ridding ourselves of these idols allows our eyes to be opened to main role within the will of God: His Glory.
The following Tuesday in theology we discussed Jesus’ position within God’s plan and the logic behind it. In order for our lives to be wiped clean and to have a relationship with God, He had to take on the full wrath of God. In Romans 3:25 we see this: “Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.” Propitiation is the act of wiping away our sins so that we can be made new through the blood of Christ. This act of Jesus taking on the full wrath of God revealed God’s righteousness and willingness to do something we all can’t do. God is just. If He were not just, there would be no demand for Jesus to die. If God was not loving, there would be no willingness from Him to die. The act of the cross only reveals the true characteristics of the Lord more than we can explain on our own. As an act of Jesus playing His role within the will of God, we too have roles as men and women within the church. In Matthew 28:19-20 we are presented with the Great Commission. This is presented to everyone; not just adults but everyone who is a believer. We all play a part in the body of Christ and this is illustrated in one of my favorite passages of scripture. In 1 Corinthians 12:12, we see that the body is one with many members. If one part of the body doesn’t work or do it’s job, the body cannot function in the way that it needs to. In the same way, if we all don't take our place within the body of the church, we could be missing a piece that could bring glory to God. God has given each of us a role and if we ask Him to reveal it to us, He will. Also, just because we are able to do something, doesn't mean we always should because maybe God is going to reveal a new role to us in a way we didn't even know. Within this, the more we pursue the will of God, the more we will love God and see His plan.
McKinney High School