The GetRealLove.org web site came about because of my desire to share my faith through my business. I had always been interested in exposing my employees, customers, vendors and others to the gospel through my business at EDAS, Inc. But, because EDAS is a niche engineering company, the number of people I interacted with on any given day was somewhat limited. The original idea for Ripxx sprang from a desire to increase the number of people we might interact with and therefore the number of people who might eventually be shown the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The concept for Ripxx is, believe it or not, bibically based. The Ripxx tag line is: “Measure It. Get Better.”. The idea is that you can’t really improve at anything unless there is some benchmark you’re trying to beat. It could be your own performance or that of someone else, but unless you measure it, you really can’t get any better. So, how is this bibically based?
Daniel 5 in the Old Testament records the story of King Belshazzar and the infamous hand-of-God writing on the wall. The bible says that as the ole King was having a party, a large human hand appeared and began to write a message on the wall (vs. 5). Can you imagine? Unfortunately the king could not understand what was written on the wall and so summoned his wise men to interpret what was written. When they could not, the queen told him to call for Daniel since she had heard that he could interpret these kinds of things.
Daniel comes in and tells the king the bad news…(vs 25-28):
“This is the inscription that was written:
Mene , Mene , Tekel , Parsin
“This is what these words mean:
Mene : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
Tekel : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
Peres : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”
What does this have to do with Ripxx? Well, as you can see, Tekel means you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting. God was telling Belshazzar that he had been measured…but wasn’t going to get better.
And so it is with us. God has provided his word to show us that we cannot possibly measure up to his perfection. Romans 3:20 says “Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” The law is the standard against which we are measured…and we’re always going to be found wanting. Just like Belshazzar.
The good news is that God has created a way for you to “Get Better.” It’s through faith in His Son Jesus. All you have to do is see that you can’t get better on your own; that you need a savior. He’ll do the rest if you’ll just ask him to. That’s faith.
I hope to add some insights of mine periodically here on getreallove.org to explain my faith and perhaps a little biblical wisdom that you might just find practical. Check back often to read the latest, or post your own reply. I’d love to hear from you.
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