the ideal day to think about the power of one.
“For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:19 NASB
There is certainly no questioning the awesome power of God. At the same time, God wants us to know that individuals can be extremely powerful and wield great influence over others on this earth. He is aware that this influence can be a positive one or a negative one. The Bible stresses the importance of being a positive influence and that is what we should all strive for in our time in this world.
Unfortunately, many good people underestimate the power of one, so let’s take a look at just how powerful “one” can be.
One man’s disobedience brought condemnation down on the entire world. Adam’s sin paved the way for all of the hate, anger, dishonesty, sexual immorality, separation from God and death that mankind has experienced since.
Fortunately, God also gave us Jesus Christ and through Christ’s obedience, we have love, joy, peace, compassion, a restored relationship with God and eternal life.
Although none of us can claim the distinction of being the first human being created by God or the Son of God given to the world to save it from itself, each one of us has the ability to demonstrate to the rest of the world our desire to make a difference. That difference may not be as extreme or affect every living being on the planet, as in the case of Adam or Jesus Christ, but we can still show those around us that we can – and do – have a positive Christian impact and they can too.
If we reach out in fellowship to others and encourage them to do the same, we will prove just how powerful “one” can be.
When Adam sinned, he brought sin into the world. Its impact is evident throughout the world on a daily basis. Our duty as Christians is to simply do our part to eliminate it, to deny it the fertile soil of darkness it needs to grow and to spread the Word of God to others so that they, too, can experience the power of one.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson