Song Of Songs 1-3, Acts 2:22-47
God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified. May we marvel at the grace which makes Jesus Lord our over lives and the Christ who saves us. This Jesus whom we crucified.
I love sitting in the beauty of Song of Songs as Jesus’s gentle pursuit of his church. The call of my heart today is Songs 1:4- Draw me after you, let us run!
Interesting how in Acts 2 the believers sold all their possessions and basically cared for one another financially… I’ve seen some argue that because of this scripture that “Jesus was a liberal”. Even so, I have to take note the *the believers* did this and not extending that offer to outside people. Their belief is a heart of serving and not receiving and taking advantage which for unbelievers isn’t the same. Just some political thoughts. What do you think?
Proverbs 13:22 says to leave an inheritance for your children’s children. You also must read 1 Timothy 5:8 which states to take care of your own household or you’re worse than an unbeliever. I manage my possessions and belongings as they belong to God, not myself. To give more of this money to the government who is terrible at managing it themselves. Look at the national debt would be a waste of the blessings from God. Private charities do a much better job of managing their resources and more of the donation goes to the actual cause than the government taking care of people.
Yay thats so exciting Veronique! Gods got you! Totally! :) I am praying for you in faith. As the other ladies have commented already, keep turning to Jesus daily! Lots of love and keep shining ❤️
I agree with Sarah. Repentance means turning from something to something (or in this case Someone ) else. And if we have truly turned to Christ when we are confronted with sins in our life maybe ones we didn’t even know were sins before we came to Christ, we will want to turn from that sin.
Its a weird sensation i had the other day, i have recently started going to church again and that in itself is not full christianity. But a worship song played and in that moment I realized for the first time that in order for me to fully accept Jesus as my savior he wants all of me the good and all the bad. I have a dark and stained past and in that moment I was dumbfounded by the immense desire to give my all to Him. Does that qualify as repentance?
I’d say that is a great first step, realizing you what you have to repent from. The next step is repenting and turning away from those things and daily asking God to give you strength to follow Him with every bit of yourself.
I heard repentance explained as “running from sin and running to God.” It sounds like that is certainly your desire. I would add that repentance isn’t the only part in becoming a Christian. There must also be a complete trust in Jesus Christ and the work that He did on the cross for you (and me!)
38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” This stuck out to me… REPENT is a word so many forget when considering if they are saved. Is it necessary only to call on Jesus to be saved or must we also repent?
I might be mistaken bc I am not a theologian but it seems that turning to Christ in itself is an act of repentance. We are turning from our sin of unbelief and believing on him. The repentance is turning from any belief that we are good or worthy of salvation without him and his sacrifice. Turning from our belief that we can save ourselves by keeping the laws.
You’re so right! We need to keep our eyes on Christ and stay out of the way of others who seek him.
Good point Brittany! I think people can turn to Jesus because they acknowledge needing help to get to heaven, but they might not be truly repentant. They might not think that what they’ve done is THAT bad. Maybe this explains lukewarm Christianity to an extent. Makes me look at my own heart to see if I’m truly humbled and disgusted by my sin or not
We will be married 15 years this August. I love the Song of Solomon. The courtship is reminding me of all of the intensity of new love. We are in a good place but nothing wrong with finding a little passion in each other. With little ones at home it’s easy to put spouse time on the back burner so I am always glad for a dose of Song of Solomon.
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