As the judge sentenced a young man who cashed stolen checks and committed other petty crimes, he also gave him some wise advice. He told the 25 year old, his “ past wasn’t great, but there was no reason his future couldn’t be different.” Hopefully the words of the judge will be taken seriously and will have a major impact on his life. And in a similar fashion, the words of wisdom from the Bible can transform a person’s life for time and eternity, if we listen and heed. One New Testament passage says, “the word of God is quick and powerful…” and an Old Testament verse adds, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, ….” God’s purpose is to forgive, cleanse and transform those who hear and obey.
Pastor Alex Rockwell