Take this day to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.
Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!John 1:29
Angie Mills thank you for all the wonderful scripture
Praise the Lord for His Lamb to take away the sin of the whole world. This reminds me of Abraham bringing Isaac up into the mountain in the wilderness to sacrifice (as God called him to-what a test!). And Abraham obeyed, to only see a ram (a male lamb according to some sources) caught in the thicket with its horns. The provision for sacrifice was provided both before (Old Testament) and now. God’s ways are very similar in some instances. It’s a pattern. Sometimes people say the old laws don’t apply to us and why read it, but no no, it shows the thoughts of the Lord concerning things (sins, human’s ways, human’s tendencies, God’s tendencies). Nothing is new under the sun. If the Israelites offend God back then unknowingly (most sin offerings in Leviticus was for sin by ignorance), we can easily offend God now if we don’t learn their mistakes. Mistakes are forgiven, but the cost is still 40 years around same obstacles and no break-through. I love the Word of God for it describes exactly how wandering the human nature is, and how constant God is. A faithful shepherd. The sacrifice lamb. The loving Father longing for the prodigal children to return, waiting yet from afar to look if they return (repent), to run toward them to embrace& give them his ring (symbol of authority) and throw a celebration party. What a beautiful heart God has. I can just weep. I will praise Him as long as I live. May we lay our interests not in this world, but in the world that is to come. God is worth everything we leave behind to just have Him. Be blessed dear sisters.
@Dorothy: praying for your sister (I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Hosea 13:14).
I have looked. I have sought. I have asked. I have knocked. I have opened my mind and my heart. I have let the Triune in and have never regretted it. I have hope, love, and faith because I have the Holy Spirit in me. BUT GOD…came to help me so many times. He has NEVER, EVER TURNED HIS BACK on me and I will try to never turn my back on Him.
Sisters, my sister Carol has been diagnosed with emphysema and is having to wear oxygen; she doesn’t like this and thinks it makes her feel old. Please pray for her.
Be blessed and come to God and Christ with all your needs sisters.
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