Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. Jesus' name, meaning God saves, was a constant reminder to those around him of his ultimate purpose. He lived out this purpose to the fullest. From the constant reminder of the inadequate nature of … Continue reading Person and Purpose: KandP Christmas Devotional (Day 6 of 14)
There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son
...Hate and heart break all were forgot there; we always woke, we never got there.
The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein
Through belief Jesus becomes Savior and Lord. Rescuer and Ruler. Deliverer and Director, he must be both for those who receive salvation. Those who will not have all of Christ will have none of Christ in the end.
God is concerned with truth and honesty among His people.
God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn, or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
Although none of these disciples are totally aware of all that Jesus was or would do, we can see that they are significantly changed by their initial meeting with Christ.
We so blithely can say, "He made him to be sin who know no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God" (2Cor. 5:21). It seems an easy transaction.