Not exactly a word that anyone wants to be connected to.
The word useless inspires nothing.
We throw useless away.
We put useless on the bottom of the pile.
We avoid useless at all costs.
We don’t have time for useless.
So, you would think that making sure the ONE THING in your life that you can’t afford to be useless is actually useful, right?
Is your faith useless…or is it useful?
I guess it depends on what you believe. Is it true? How do you know it’s true?
Believing in something doesn’t automatically make it true (or believable)…
But, let’s say that what you believe is true.
Are you willing to live (and die) for that belief? Does your belief even matter?
Will your faith save you?
Does your faith inspire you to live everyday for the One who created you, died for you, and then beat death…all for you?
Or is your faith a useless waste of time…
Jesus lived, died, and then lived again so that faith in God wouldn’t be useless.
No other prophet or religious leader has done (or will do) that…not Mohammed, not Buddha, not Gandhi, not the guy with the Kool-Aid…no one.
The only faith that is not useless is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Don’t believe me?
Take a look at what one guy who saw the risen Jesus had to say…
“3 I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. 4 He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said. 5 He was seen by Peter and then by the Twelve. 6 After that, he was seen by more than 500 of his followers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have died. 7 Then he was seen by James and later by all the apostles. 8 Last of all, as though I had been born at the wrong time, I also saw him.” (I Corinthians 15:3-8) (NLT)
“ And, if Christ has not been raised, then your faith is useless and you are still guilty of your sins. 18 In that case, all who have died believing in Christ are lost! 19 And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. 20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead.” (I Corinthians 15:17-20) (NLT)