Monday, August 16, 2010

You are Unique

You are Unique. God had you in mind when He made you.

For You [God] formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
(Psalms 139:13 NKJV)

God made several choices for you to make you uniquely you. God chose your place in Time; your time of birth. You had no choice in this matter.

God chose your place of birth; in or out of a hospital; in a city, or town; in a rich or a poor county. In most cases, your birth place establishes your national heritage. You had no choice in this matter.

Your Mother & Father
God chose your parents. You may have great parents or they may have been lousy. Some people may not even know who their parents were. But their union provided your birth order, your gender, your physical features including eye, hair, and skin color, and your mental capabilities. You had no choice in the matter

Then there is you. You did not choose "You" to be you but you are you. You had no choice in this matter.

In summary, you received at birth
1.    Birth date
2.    Birth place
3.    Birth parents
4.    Birth Order (whether you have siblings or not)
5.    Gender
6.    Physical Features including  eye, hair, and skin color
7.    Mental capabilities

All of these are combined to make you uniquely you. None of these make any of us superior or inferior to anybody else.  We are all equal but unique in God's eyes.
But there is one thing you received at birth that is not unique to just you and God did not choose it for you: SIN! Adam and Eve disobeyed God and become sinners.  We have inherited this nature of sin from our parents all the way back to Adam and Eve.

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned--
(Romans 5:12 NKJV)

How do we know that we have sin? Have you broken any of God's commandments? What are His Commandments?

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" Jesus said to him, 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
(Matthew 22:36-40 NKJV)

But we also know that we are sinners because God's Bible tells us.

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NKJV)

And Sin has consequences.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 
(Romans 6:23 NKJV)

God condemns sin, a penalty must be paid.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
(Romans 5:8 NKJV)

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Corinthians 15:3-4 NKJV)

In this matter, God has given us a choice.

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved," (Acts 16:31 NKJV)

He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. (1 John 5:10-12 NKJV)