Friday, August 30, 2013

Hope is Given

Scripture: Psalm 78:70-72

He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds; From the care of the ewes with suckling lambs He brought him To shepherd Jacob His people, And Israel His inheritance. So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands. 

Insights:  Hallelujah!!!  I am so grateful we have finally gotten to verses 68-72.  For it is in these verses that we find the hope of salvation.  In spite of all the rebellion…in spite of all the sin…in spite of the continual turning away from God…the Lord still had a plan.  He did not abandon His people, His creation.  He finally led them to a shepherd king in David and he brought forth the golden age of Israel.  It was an age characterized by peace and prosperity.  It was an age in which the people truly sought the Lord and His ways.  It was an age in which God was honored.  It was through this king David’s line that the ultimate hope came to be realized.  For out of David’s line came Jesus, the Savior of the world.  In John 10 we are told that He, Jesus, was and is the good Shepherd.  He was the True Shepherd who would lead His people into everlasting peace and prosperity.  He would lead His people to eternal obedience and pursuit of God.  Jesus’ life was sacrificed on the cross of Calvary so that our sins would be atoned.  We would be forgiven eternally for our sin debt.  God would impute His righteousness in us through His Son’s work on that cross and that brings about a great deal of hope.  It is my prayer that you have received this eternal gift of grace.  If you have not, please pray and ask the Lord to draw your heart to Him.  Ask Him to forgive you of your sins.  Ask Him to save you because of Jesus shed blood on the cross of Calvary.  Ask Him to enter into your life and make you a brand new creation.  Become born again this day by receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  It is the most important decision you will ever make. 

  1. Are you grateful God has given us great hope and comfort in His Son, Jesus?
  2. Have you received Him as Your Lord and Savior?
Prayer: Father, thank You that You have saved me and born me a new.  Let my life shine forth as a light in a dark world needing Jesus.  Amen.

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