FORTUNATELY/LUCKILY

LUCKILY/FORTUNATELY
John 3:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
KJV:results

Hebrews 13:5

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor will I forsake thee.

On some occasions, I’ve been told such things as:”Today’s your lucky day. You have liver and onions for lunch.” Sometimes I will say “Good luck,” meaning that I am a hard stick and they just might get blood from me for the lab. “Your fortune just ran out. You have nothing in your bank account.” Remember that commercial where they said:,” “today’s your lucky day. You get to clean the toilet bowl.”and The terms are used as:chance or luck as an external, arbitrary force affecting human affairs.

On other occasions, I will be told “We’re in luck. Fortunately, we have that in your size.” “Fortunately, someone can assist you in ten to fifteen minutes.” The two terms are synonyms; they mean the same thing. However, for some of us, the two terms have a slightly different meaning or connotation. “luckily” can relate to magic. Some of us do not believe in magic. the terms can also, besides being tinged with doubt, can mean “resulting favorably.” or With certainty.

When we think or speak of Jesus, the terms are not magic-oriented or said clothed in doubt. such as:”with any luck, you *might* receive an answer to your prayer.” “you are fortunate that Jesus *could* show up any day,” with the connotation of magic or possibility, but not certain favorable results at the forefront. It does not say in the Bible that “maybe Jesus will come,” “maybe He was born, died and rose for us,” “maybe you have been saved.”

On a more positive note, one could say “Fortunately for you, you have been saved,” meaning that it has resulted favorably, it is for certain, that you have been saved. “Fortunately, it is a fact, and also the Truth, that Jesus has always loved you; He loves you now, and He will always love you.” The term is used confidently as “it is certain that” rather than “well maybe.” In the Bible, is says that God’s love is steadfast and unchanging; God’s love comforts us; God’s love is revealed to us through Jesus Christ; God’s love is poured into us through the Holy Ghost. …

When we think that it is up to chance, doubt, and uncertainty, that Jesus loves us, will take care of us, will never leave us, and abides in us, no wonder we want to curl up in a corner in church, hoping no one notices that we are there. But with the certainty of favorable results when it comes to Jesus, we can worship Him in confidence and enthusiasm. We can boldly reach out to others, proclaiming the Gospel as unwavering Truth. We are fortunate, or lucky, that Jesus is for real.

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