What if upon your usual trip to the mailbox today you find an incredibly unusual letter? It says its from a sender named Yahweh who goes by “Jesus.” In this letter, the only one in the world like it, Jesus explains who He is, the very Architect, Creator, and Master of all creation. In your amazement you are stunned to read the next part as this Jesus declares a love for you that is exceedingly far more than you ever thought possible. It turns out before you even knew about it your life was in jeopardy from a poison that has insidiously affected all people and even creation itself, a poison that you are partly responsible for. There is no mistake about it. This poison kills every time. But before you can walk back in the door of your home you read that this great Jesus, astounded all of heaven by humbling Himself to take the form of His creation as a human. Why? You wonder? To save us from the terrible doom of this poison! Jesus offered Himself to be executed on a cross, effectively drinking all the poison by which you were doomed. Incredibly, the letter says that because of His incredible power He did not stay dead. Not only did He cancel out the poisons effect, He won for you eternal life! You can hardly catch your breath as you think about the implications of this letter. As you keep reading you realize that the remaining pages are filled with excellent advice, true wisdom, to help you navigate the remainder of your time here before you go to be with Jesus, forever! Even better, the letter promises that as you spend time learning its contents you are actually spending time with Jesus, Himself! If this happened to be in your mailbox today, what would you do with it? Would you…
A. Put it in the desk drawer and neglect it?
B. Carry it in your pocket and live by it?
C. Reject it as junk mail and throw it away?
D. Do you think you would share it with others?
Psalm 1 (NLT) 1Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. 2But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. 3They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do. But not the wicked! They are like worthless chaff, scattered by the wind. 5They will be condemned at the time of judgment. Sinners will have no place among the godly. 6For the Lord watches over the path of the godly, but the path of the wicked leads to destruction.
What we have available to us in the Bible and in personal fellowship with Jesus by faith is far more wonderful than we ever realize. God promises blessing for those who treasure it for its wonderful worth. It truly is more valuable than rubies (Proverbs 8:11).