As I read this chapter, I couldn’t help but feel the weight of God’s pounding. Reminding
It was painful as I stood and listened to God’s crime list against
Then I remembered
This was not a sentencing hearing. The Judge was not going to throw the book at them. Instead this was a probate hearing and the Judge was about to award them the inheritance of a prized and loved Son!
My mind flashed through numerous NT passages where similar pictures were painted of we who are being saved.
For example, Ephesians 2:1-5 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live …. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts…. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions--it is by grace you have been saved.
Recognize who you were, relish in your salvation and rejoice because in Christ you no longer have to live as you used to live! This is what I heard from the Lord in my time with Him today.
Recognize who you were, relish in your salvation and rejoice
because in Christ you no longer have to live as you used to live!
Oh, God, I sit awed at what you did for me, for all Your people. You took a broken potsherd of a person and You restored me to life full and rich with Your love, provision and care.
I pray, Lord, that my life reflects You, so that as I live people will praise You, the Creator and Restorer of lives!
To Your honor and glory, I choose to live as a response to Your amazing mercy and grace.
Through Jesus Christ, my Lord, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I pray. Amen.