Learning Christ or Lucifer

Michael Beck

“But ye have not so learned Christ” (Ephesians 4:20)

Each event in life is an opportunity to turn to God for help. We face daily challenges that try us deeply. Our resources to respond correctly fall short. We need more patience, more peace, more love than we have in and of ourselves. When we go to God we position ourselves to receive all that we need to successfully navigate the waters of our life. In the process of doing life with God, we mature into godly people.

But what happens if this is not our way of living? Without the help of God, we must rely on ourselves, and we are not enough. Inevitably, we break down and resort to foolish and hurtful ways of response. Worse still, we open ourselves up to the evil suggestions of Satan and his minions who take advantage of sheep who have no Shepherd.

The choice is before every one of us. Today, God calls us to Himself. He is our hope. He has sent His Son into the world to be our Savior. The Holy Spirit now calls us to come to Jesus and learn of Him through the trials we face. If we do, all of life is a classroom through which Christ is formed in us. If we don’t, the circumstances of our life are the awful means by which we take on the misshapen image of Lucifer.

Who are you turning to today? If you’re not turning to God, you are relying on your frail self. The devil is only too glad to come to your assistance. Let the Holy Spirit point you to Jesus. Learn of Him. Be strong in Him. Put Him on. Don’t become a devil.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.