John 5:24 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
A long, long time ago, at the beginning of time for all mankind, when the earth was still new, the first man and woman committed a terrible sin. (Genesis 3:1-13) It was so terrible that it meant that the only payment for their crime was their physical and worse, their spiritual death. (Genesis 2:17) Because of their terrible crime they had to leave their beautiful home where life was easy, peaceful, fun, and beautiful. (Genesis 3:23-24) They had to live what was the rest of their lives in a place where life would be hard and fearful. There they had to await their death that had immediately begun to overtake them. They were very sad because there seemed to be no hope for them. (Ephesians 2:1) There was no payment they could ever make that would remove this death sentence from them. (Ephesians 2:8-9) It was very sad. But God had given them a clue for hope. (Genesis 3:15b) At the right time, the One who loved them most did something very powerful to save them. (Romans 5:6) Since death was the sentence for their sin, only the giver of life could buy life back for the man and the woman. (Acts 4:12, 1 Timothy 2:5) So, because of His great love Jesus, the perfect one, gave up His life, so that the imperfect ones (us), could live again. (Luke 19:10, Romans 4:25) So redemption is God Himself, who loves all of us, buying back life for all of us, who were hopelessly dead and buried in sin. (Romans 6:4) Simply, God Himself is our only redemption, and He never fails. (John 14:6) The redemption is a free gift from God. Have you accepted your gift? If not, Jesus is holding it for you, why not pick it up?
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will Hear me.
Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, Oh man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
Numbers 6:24-26 – The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.This entry was posted in Devotion and tagged Acts, Ephesians, Genesis, John, Luke, Micah, Numbers, Psalm, Romans, Timothy by Bob with