SCRIPTURE READINGS: Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 10:26-31; 2 Peter 2:20-22
All weeklong we have been looking at Jesus, our Messiah, atoning sacrifice, and Passover Lamb. In doing so, we have looked at how dangerous and damning sin is, in that it is ultimately punishable by death and though it may be pardoned, some of its consequence must necessarily come upon us.
Although God forgave David, the deaths and misfortunes that came upon his life, family, and Israel was overwhelming. Having seen the incomprehensibly overwhelming sacrifice that the Messiah agonisingly made with Himself for our redemption, what kind of a person ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of the Lord.
Indeed, the Lord shall return to judge all men and that day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.
Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, but we are not to take His grace and mercy for granted because God is not mocked; whatever a man sows, the same shall he reap.
Dear Lord, thank you for my salvation; help me to be rooted and established in you as I hear and obey your voice.
MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK
John 1:29 (NIV) –“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”