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Friday, December 8, 2017

Inspired by . . . A Season in Scripture III

There is much more of the knowledge of God to be got by the gospel of Christ than could be got by the law of Moses; and, whereas then in Judah only was God known, now all shall know Him, (Heb_8:11). But that is knowledge falsely so called which sows discord among men; the right knowledge of God settles peace. ~ Matthew Henry

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (Isa 11:1-6)
Sitting in the early morning darkness of my home hope is stirred once more as I read the promise of this scripture. 

We see, as with other prophecies, that the Messiah comes from the stem of Jesse. The house and line of David. He is, in every way, qualified to do the work for which He was sent. He will be righteous in His judgment and the exercising of His power will be exact. He will bring peace and tranquility to all. Not only unity between men but safety and security for those who would have none.

As I sit pondering these truths I can't help but wonder why anyone would reject such a Savior. But then, I think most people first see a set of rules before they see redemption.

Don't fall into that trap, Beloved. Don't think you have to be a certain kind of person or follow a set of rules before God will accept you. He loves you as you are. Truly.

Give Him that part of you that snaps at the world before the third cup of coffee. Those selfish ambitions and secret loathings. Give Him the shame and the habits you just can't seem to stop. He judges rightly. But here's the best part: If you're found wanting the deal isn't off.

Whatever we lack, God provides. He cleanses, He redeems. Whatever is broken is mended, whatever is wrong is made right. Whatever pieces of you that have been picked apart and taken by others are remade by Him.

Only the One Who made you whole can remake you whole.

Don't believe the lies - go to the source. Open a bible and read His promises. Learn Who He really IS, not who the world wants you to believe Him to be.

Prepare your heart to receive Him. He is coming soon . . .


Sharing inspiration here:
Testimony Tuesday, #TellHisStory,
Faith On Fire, Grace & Truth,
Inspire Me Monday, RaRa Link Up, Intentional Tuesday,
#WordswithWinter, Titus 2 Tuesday, Thoughtful Thursdays,
Encourage Me Monday, Wholehearted Wednesday,
Women with Intention Wednesdays, Word Filled Wednesday,
#GiveMeGrace, Sitting Among Friends, #Glimpsesofhisbeauty
Counting My Blessings, Grace Moments, Heart Encouragement

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