LETGO is a digital flea market to rid yourself of prized junk.
My house is going through a complete overhaul of the electrical wiring because the ancient knob and tube wiring was more extensive than the inspector indicated when I bought the house (TMI?). With this work I pulled down the drop ceiling in the kitchen installed during late ‘70’s. Wanting to rid myself of the ceiling tiles, I offered them for free on Letgo.
I had a number of people interested in something for free. Many said they were interested, but never got back with me to come get them. One guy said he would come pick up the tiles on Thursday. But he never arrived or responded to texts asking when we was going to collect this mineral fiber board bounty. Why would someone be ready to receive a free gift and then never pick it up? Weird, huh?
Yet so many people, people who say they want the gift of Christ, who are baptized into the rich promises of God, are preoccupied with the decrepit junk of this world.
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. – 1 Timothy 6:17
They set all their hopes, finances and calendar around the tawdry and temporary baubles of this life (1 John 2:16, Rev 3:17-18) rather than “the boundless riches of Christ” (Eph 3:8).
Maybe we should charge admission? Maybe people who say they are fans of Christ would come like a rock concert? But how could we charge, when the riches we offer are “the free gift of grace in Christ Jesus” (Rom 5:15-16). So, “we offer the gospel free of charge” (1 Cor 9:18). Maybe we should post it on Letgo? “Good News of Christ and forgiveness of sins”. “Free”!
“You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.” – 1 Peter 1:18–19
Why do we treat the gospel as if it were flea market junk? Jesus Christ has poured himself out for you. What greater gift could you receive? Not only that but a whole bonanza of rich benefits come with Christ! “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us” (Eph 1:7–8).
Many people say they are “interested”, but how many show up to receive “the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 6:23).
To enjoy my LETGO mineral fiber board bounty one needs to drive themselves over to my house, pick up the tiles and load them into the vehicle and then install in their ceiling. So too, believers must take action to respond to “the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” (Eph 2:7).
So, how will you take action? How will you respond to grasp the spiritual bounty Jesus gives you?
- Will you come into His presence and Celebrate and praise Christ for his loving act?
- Will you communicate more with Jesus in prayer and scripture rather than just occasionally saying “I’m interested”?
- Will follow and join Jesus in serving others in need and helping others grow in the faith?
- Will you give of your earthly treasures to Christ’s kingdom work as a response of Christ who became poor so you might become rich (2 Cor 8:9)?
- Will you “share” Christ with your friends more than all the memes, posts and apps you share in your digital life?
God has blessed you “in Christ with every spiritual blessing” (Eph 1:3), so what message will you send to God and others?
Our God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19).
Your servant in the Gospel, Douglas