The Blessing of Being a Christian

            Being a Christian is the most blessed life one could ever live!  Jesus said, “I came that you may have life and that you may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).  What a true privilege it was to have been called Christians first at Antioch (Acts 11:26).  Today, it is not less of a privilege and blessing to be a Christian.  Notice a couple of blessings that come from being a Christian.

One of the greatest blessing of being a Christian is the forgiveness of sins.  In instituting the Lord’s Supper Jesus said, “This is my blood of the New Covenant which was shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28).  In the New Testament, forgiveness of sins can only be found in Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 5:21; John 14:6).  Our sins are washed away when we call on the Lord’s name through baptism and when we repent of our ungodly lives and are baptized into His Body (Acts 22:16, 2:38; Gal. 3:27).  Ultimately, Jesus paid the great price for our sins by His own death on the cross. (Heb. 10:12; John 1:29, 1 Pet. 2:24).  May each of us be extremely grateful for the blessing of the forgiveness of our sins.

            Another great blessing the child of God has is a direct line of communication with God the father.  Jesus taught us to never get discouraged and beat down by the world, but rather to pray to God (Lk. 18:1).  The Christian can ask anything according to the Father’s will and the Bible says God will hear that prayer (1 Jn. 5:14).  Jesus also taught us that whatsoever things we ask with a believing heart we will receive (Matt. 21:22).  May we never forget that the effective fervent prayer of a righteous man overcomes much (James 5:16).  Truly, prayer is a wonderful blessing for the child of God.

            Christians should be the most thankful people in the entire world for the blessings they receive (1 Thes. 5:17-18).  Yet, those who are not Christians are living the saddest life in the entire world.  Are you a Christian? Don’t you want to live the blessed life if you are not a child of God?  If you want to become a New Testament Christian the Bible says you must do these five things: hear God’s word (Rom. 10:17), believe in Jesus Christ (Jn. 8:24), repent of sin (Lk. 13:3), confess Jesus as Lord (Rom. 10:10), and be baptized for the remission of your sins (Mk. 16:16).  May God bless each of us as we strive to do his will.


Ben Bailey