February 1st in the Year of Our Lord 2021

To whom it may concern,

I have taken to writing a daily letter; that my heart and mind, may speak to your heart and mind. I do not know you, we have never meet but I know about you. You were created in the image of God but you have sinned and fall short of his glory. No matter where you may live on the earth, we have this in common; we have both sinned and deserve nothing less than the full eternal wrath of God for our sins. God has said in his word, “The soul who sins will die.” (Ezekiel 18:4) This is a concerning proclamation of the Lord, given that we have both sinned and fall short of his glory. 

Sin is lawlessness, (1 John 3:4) lawlessness is everyone deciding for themselves good and evil, rather than observing the commandments of the one who created us. God has said, “You shall not lie,” but have you lied? God has said, “You shall not steal,” but have you stolen? God has said, “You shall not commit sexual immorality;” he has defined sexual immorality in his word as fornication, adultery, lust, and homosexuality, but have you been sexually immoral? God has said, “You shall not murder;” he has defined murder as both the physical act as well as the desire of the heart, but have you murdered (hated) anyone in your heart? God has said, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, but have you taken the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in vain?

If you have answered yes, to any of these questions, you are like me, you have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and deserve nothing less than the eternal wrath of God for your sins. The scripture tells us that although the wages of sin is death, the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) There is a way to be made righteous before God and that way is the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” (John 14:6) Jesus came from God in human flesh, fully God and fully man yet without sin. He died on a cross, in our place for our sins. He was forsaken of the Father on our behalf. He was buried, and was raised from the dead on the third day. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4) So, have repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ alone; following him as your Lord and trusting him as your Savior.

In Christ alone,
Michael Peek
The Nurse Theologian

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