Genesis 26:9New King James Version (NKJV)
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Genesis 9:20-28, (NKJV)
8 Now Saul was consenting to his death. 3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison.
1 John 4:7-12
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.
2 Samuel 11, (NKJV)
11 It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all
; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But
David remained at Israel . 2 Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and
walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman
bathing, and the woman was very
beautiful to behold. 6 Then David sent to Joab, saying, “Send me
Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. 11 And
Uriah said to David, “The ark and Jerusalem and Israel are dwelling in tents, and my lord Joab and the
servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields. Shall I then go to my
house to eat and drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do this thing.”
David said to Uriah, “Wait here today also, and tomorrow I will let you
depart.” So Uriah remained in Judah that day and the next.
Jerusalem 14 In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to
Joab and sent it by the
hand of Uriah.
Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war, 22 So the
messenger went, and came and told David all that Joab had sent by him.
David said to the messenger, “Thus you shall say to Joab: ‘Do not let this
thing displease you, for the sword devours one as well as another. Strengthen
your attack against the city, and overthrow it.’ So encourage him.”
26 When the
wife of Uriah heard that Uriah her husband was dead, she mourned for her
25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?”
1 Corinthians 15:3
2 Corinthians 5:19
1 Peter 2:24
1 John 1:9
John wrote, "In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins" (1 John 4:9-10, English Standard Version).
I am ever humbled that God the Father would love me so much and do so much for me especially sacrificing Himself and His Son to save me. All I had to do was realize His gift was freely given and accept it and then I was reborn into the family of our Lord Jesus and my Daddy (or Abba) is God the Father. This is the same free gift He offers to "All" no matter what any have done. Then when we have this beautiful gift we do what we can to please Him because we love Him and when one loves another one does everything they can to please the one they love.
Just to clarify some of the sins of the ones God loved so much, David used his power to seduce a married woman (adultery) and then had her husband killed to cover up the pregnancy, Abraham lied and did not trust God to take care of him, Isaac lied, Sarah had Abraham commit adultery with another women and he accepted, Noah got drunk, Moses had anger issues and even destroyed God's handiwork (the Tablets containing the Ten Commandments, Peter denied Jesus more than once, Paul killed and condoned the killing of Christians, yet they all confessed their sin and turned to God for forgiveness and were forgiven. No matter what your sin is Jesus went to the Cross for your redemption and all you have to do is confess your sin and ask Him in to dwell with you and you will be a new creature in Christ and the Child of God.
Abba Father, we praise and glorify Your Holy and wondrous Name. Thank You for sending the most wondrous of gifts to this world of sinners, Your only begotten Son, Jesus the Christ. You are so gracious and loving and You love us more than we could ever know or understand. Strengthen us in Your truths and grow us so we live our lives pleasing and honoring to You. Keep us steeped in Your Word and give us a thirst for the Words in the Bible that we will give a good answer for what and why we believe. Help us to know Your thoughts and hold Your words dear to our hearts.
Lord Jesus thank You for coming to earth and taking on human flesh, thank you for allowing Yourself to suffer temptations and for showing us how to reject sin and follow You. Thank You for dieing for us on the Cross so we may be with You in Heaven.
Holy Spirit, thank You for filling us with the wondrous knowledge and understanding of Jesus the Christ and all the mysteries in the Word of God. Open the Word to our minds and our hearts and help us to be more like Jesus in all our thoughts, words and deeds.
In Jesus name in union with the Holy Spirit I pray. AmenRebishka