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Words to the Wise

Scripture reading for January 2nd:  Matthew 2, Psalm 2, Proverbs 2 (Reading through the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs one chapter a day, five days each week in 2019–please join me in the trek!)

Key Scriptures: Matthew 2:13-15  “Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”   And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod.  This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.””

The story of the birth of God’s Son was again guided by angelic instructions.  This time Joseph was warned to take the child and his mother to Egypt.  Joseph had to believe the warning and act to experience God’s saving grace.  God used Joseph’s obedience to fulfill ancient prophecy concerning this event.  The fulfilled prophecy inspires our faith to obey God.  God also calls us out of “Egypt” through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

Faith’s confession and action:  Lord Jesus, I believe Your call to heed Your Word and respond like Joseph, following Your instructions.  Your Word is truth and life.

Psalm 2:10-12 “Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.  Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath is quickly kindled.  Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.”  


 

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Who do you believe Jesus is?

Scripture reading for April 8th:  John 3

Key scriptures for over-comers:  John 3:35-36  “The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in His hands.  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.”

John the Baptist was Jesus’ cousin and the forerunner who prepared the way for the Messiah.  He testified that he was not the Christ.   He went on to state that the Father loved the Son, (Jesus) and whoever would believe on the Son would have eternal life.  However, the converse was also true.  Whoever rejected the Son would never see eternal life but would remain under God’s wrath.  What a person believes about Jesus Christ determines their eternal destiny!  This is the simple message of the Gospel and it is the power of God for salvation to all who believe! (Romans 1:16) “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”  (John 3:16)

Observations for over-comers:  Simple trust and full reliance on Jesus Christ as God’s Son is the key to eternal life for disciples and all who will receive this message.  Rejecting the Son means God’s wrath is upon those who do so. “Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.  Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling.  Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment.  Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.”  (Psalm 2:10-12)

 

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