A perfect personal relationship with God…

“We never think of religion aright unless we think of it in terms of personal relationship. The aim of religion is a perfect personal relationship with God…”

From my morning readings in “The Letters of John and Jude”, Daily Study Bible Series, by William Barclay.


Father and Baby Feet by Tampa Band Photos
Father and Baby Feet, a photo by Tampa Band Photos on Flickr.

Of course we can never have such a relationship on our own merit.  But we can strive to keep our relationship strong, vibrant, living.  This is what religion aims to do.  But just joining a church and attending services doesn’t do it.  We have to actively live our lives in a way that feeds that relationship.

For me, this means studying the Word, celebrating God, working for the kingdom.

What does it mean for you?


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