“O my people, listen as I speak…I am God, your God! I have no complaint about your sacrifices…But I want more. I don’t need the bulls you sacrifice… What I want instead is your TRUE THANKS to God. I want you to fulfill your vows to the Most High. Trust me in your times of trouble and I will rescue you and you will give me glory. Giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.” Psalms 50:8-25. Like King David, God wants us to say-“I know The Lord is always with me. No wonder my heart is filled with joy and my mouth shouts His praises. My body rests in hope.” Acts 2:25-26. Thanksgiving is the sacrifice that honors our Savior. Have a great day. I’m praying for you.
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‘Tis a Charming Sound
For the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
To understand the link between Law and Grace, remember that God is pure, perfect, holy, and righteous. We are not; but without a measuring stick we can’t see how truly sinful we are. When God gave the Ten Commandments (which is the Law in its essence), He revealed His character in a way that allows us to measure ourselves by His holiness. Standing on tiptoe and trying to be as tall as the Law can never save us. The Law simply shows our deficiency.
It also reveals our need for Grace. When Christ came, He perfectly fulfilled the Law; and when He died on the cross, He took our failures upon Himself and transferred His righteousness to our account.
There was nothing wrong with the Law; it simply defined sin. But it also prepared us for a better hope — the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we draw near to God. The Law was conditional, but Christ’s redemption is unmerited, unconditional, final, and worthy of praise forever. -David Jeremiah
Grace first inscribed my name in God’s eternal book; ‘Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, who all my sorrows took.
Philip Doddridge, in the hymn “Grace, ‘Tis a Charming Sound”
Notice the Angels!
Exodus 37:9″The Cherubim spread out their wings above and covered the Mercy Seat with their wings.” God met Israel where the Blood was sprinkled- the Mercy Seat- and the ANGELS STOOD. Luke 2:9″ And behold, an Angel of the Lord STOOD before them…” proclaiming the Savior’s birth. In the garden of Gethsemane ” an angel appeared to Him(Jesus)…strengthening Him” Luke 22:43. BUT-John 20:11″Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping… And she saw two ANGELS SITTING…where the body of Jesus had lain.!!!” The Resurrection finished the angels work saying, ” He is not here, BUT IS RISEN!!” When the stone was rolled away, the doors of Heaven opened and JESUS STANDS! He is the Way, the Truth and the Life! HALLELUJAH! WHAT A SAVIOR!! Happy Easter!
YOU WIN!!!!! that’s right!!! The entire Bible was written so that we can know this. 1John 2:12″ I write…because your sins are forgiven you for His Name sake.”. God forgave us because He wants us not because we deserve it. Vs. 13″ I write…because you have known Him who is from the beginning.” He saved us and we know the Creator personally. God is our father. Vs. 14″ I write…because YOU are strong and the Word of God lives in you and you have overcome the wicked one”. #1 YOU are saved because GOD WANTS YOU. #2 YOU know GOD. #3a-YOU are strong. 3b-the Word of God LIVES IN YOU. 3c- YOU HAVE BEAT SATAN!!!! You have already beat Satan. He may try to destroy u but YOU WIN!!!! Remember Jesus lives in you. He is your strength. His word lives in you. You have already overcome Satan. Hold your head high. Look to the Savior. Nothing can defeat you. JESUS MAKES US THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD!!!!! I’m always praying for u. Live like u are the child of THE King. You Win!
Happy? Are you kidding? Psalms 84:12″O Lord Almighty, HAPPY are those who trust in you.” Ps.84:5-7″HAPPY are those who are strong in The Lord, who set their MINDS on a pilgrimage…When they walk through the Valley if Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessings collect after the rains! They will continue to grow strong, and each of them will appear before God.” Ps.94:17-19 “Unless The Lord had helped me, I would soon have died. I cried out ‘I’m slipping’ and your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me. When doubts filled my MIND, your comfort gave me renewed hope and CHEER.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13-16 “We are thankful that God CHOSE YOU…to experience salvation, a salvation that came through the Spirit who MAKES YOU HOLY and by your belief in the truth, He called you to salvation…Now you can share in the glory of our Lord Jesus. Stand firm and keep a strong grip. May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us…comfort your hearts and give you strength.” “Your unfailing love is better for me than life itself!” Ps.63:3. Now that’s happiness. I’m so praying for you.
God SPOKE beauty and life into existence. His Spoken word is where beauty resides. Written for us. So hold on to God’s Word,Proverbs 6:22-22…”always in your heart. Tie them around your neck like a scarf. Whenever you walk…they will lead you. When you sleep…they will protect you. When you wake up…they will SPEAK to you.”3:21-26 “Hang on to them! For they will fill you with life and bring honor and respect. They will keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling.” 4:20-23 “Pay attention! Don’t lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart for they will bring LIFE and RADIANCE to anyone who discovers their meaning.”. God spoke and beauty covered the earth. God spoke and beauty shines in art. God spoke and beauty flows through music. God spoke and in people beauty Radiates. BEAUTY GLOWS. Pro.2:6 “For the Lord grants wisdom FROM HIS MOUTH!” Learn His Word and GLOW! Worship our Savior today. I’m praying for you.
No matter what=God’s Unfailing Love! Nothing can rip us from His Unfailing Love! Psalms 94:14-18 “The Lord will not reject His people; He will not abandon His own special possession. Unless the Lord had helped me I would soon have died. I cried out “I’m slipping” and your UNFAILING LOVE, O Lord supported me.” Ps.90:8-14 ” You spread out our sins before you-our secret sins… O Lord come back to us…Satisfy us in the morning with your UNFAILING LOVE” Ps 86:5 “O Lord, you are so good so ready to forgive, so full of UNFAILING LOVE for all who ask your aid.” Ps.146-147 “The Lord Lifts the burden of those bent beneath their loads… He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds…His understand is beyond comprehension…The Lord’s delight is in those who honor Him, those who put their hope in HIS UNFAILING LOVE.” Be God’s delight- trust His Unfailing Love. I’m praying for you!