Thursday, November 1, 2012

God's Love is the same yesterday, today and forever.


Genesis 26:9, New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Quite obviously she is your wife; so how could you say, ‘She is my sister’?”
Isaac said to him, “Because I said, ‘Lest I die on account of her.’”

Genesis 9:20-28, (NKJV)

20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard. 21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and went backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned away, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.
24 So Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done to him. 25 Then he said:
“Cursed be Canaan;
A servant of servants
He shall be to his brethren.”
26 And he said:
“Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Shem,
And may Canaan be his servant.

27 May God enlarge Japheth,
And may he dwell in the tents of Shem;
And may Canaan be his servant.”
28 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years.

Exodus 32:19, (NKJV)

19 So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses’ anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

Acts 8:1-3, (NKJV)

8 Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 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, (NKJV)

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 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 Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. 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. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.” Then David sent to Joab, saying, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. When Uriah had come to him, David asked how Joab was doing, and how the people were doing, and how the war prospered. And David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah departed from the king’s house, and a gift of food from the king followed him. But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10 So when they told David, saying, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “Did you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?” 11 And Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah 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.” 12 Then David said to Uriah, “Wait here today also, and tomorrow I will let you depart.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 Now when David called him, he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk. And at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house. 14 In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.” 16 So it was, while Joab besieged the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew there were valiant men. 17 Then the men of the city came out and fought with Joab. And some of the people of the servants of David fell; and Uriah the Hittite died also. 18 Then Joab sent and told David all the things concerning the war, 19 and charged the messenger, saying, “When you have finished telling the matters of the war to the king, 20 if it happens that the king’s wrath rises, and he says to you: ‘Why did you approach so near to the city when you fought? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall? 21 Who struck Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Was it not a woman who cast a piece of a millstone on him from the wall, so that he died in Thebez? Why did you go near the wall?’—then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’” 22 So the messenger went, and came and told David all that Joab had sent by him. 23 And the messenger said to David, “Surely the men prevailed against us and came out to us in the field; then we drove them back as far as the entrance of the gate. 24 The archers shot from the wall at your servants; and some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.” 25 Then 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 husband. 27 And when her mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord.

John 18:25, (NKJV)

25 Now Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. Therefore they said to him, “You are not also one of His disciples, are you?”
He denied it and said, “I am not!”

Romans 5:8, (NKJV)

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16, (NKJV)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

1 Corinthians 15:3, (NKJV)

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

2 Corinthians 5:19, (NKJV)

19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Colossians 2:13, (NKJV)

13 And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

Hebrews 8:12, (NKJV)

12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”

Hebrews 10:12, (NKJV)

12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God,

1 Peter 2:24, (NKJV)

24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1 John 1:9, (NKJV)

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Revelation 1:5, (NKJV)


and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
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).

My comments: Continually in the lives of those in the Bible we see God continuing to show His never ending love. He does not show by His love and forgiveness that He is saying our sin is okay with Him. He is just showing His love and mercy are always there for us if we accept it. He says this in many ways to each and everyone of us yet especially in sending His Son to be born a man and to die for us on the Cross. And He did this because without doing it we would be lost because the sacrifice of bulls, goats and doves will not cleanse us and allow us to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. The verses show many kinds of sin that He died for and they are only a sampling of the sin of the world He came to save as a babe in a manager and as the sacrifice on the Cross once and for all for always.

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. Amen
Rebishka



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  1. Another one I rewrote. Let me know how you like it.

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