Happy Valentine's Day
Scripture: Exodus 12:12-13
'For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments-- I am the LORD. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Insights: We conclude this week with the final aspect of God’s provision and that is His justice. God was completely just in striking down the firstborn in the land of Egypt. They had experienced and observed the power of God and yet did not change their lives. They continued to walk upright and self-dependent. They believed in themselves and their gods rather in the One True God. As a result of His incredible mercy he gave them nine chances to repent and they rejected them. In this final act of judgment God is just in His outpouring of death. At the very same time, because the children of Israel did believe Him and responded to His commands, they were justly shown mercy. The same options are available to us as well. We can either reject the Lord Jesus and His provision of life which is found at the cross of Calvary or we can receive this very same gift. Pending on which one we choose determines which side of God’s judgment we stand. We either face the Great White Throne Judgment reserved for all who have rejected Jesus’ gift or we can face the Bema Seat Judgment for those who have been born again in Jesus. The judgment mediated out at both of these seats of judgment is just. The issue at hand is what you are going to believe. You will either believe Jesus or reject Jesus and the choice is yours. It is my prayer you receive Jesus and receive God’s merciful justice.
- Which side of God’s judgment do you stand?
- Will you this day receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior and be set free from your sin and receive God’s just mercy on your life?
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your mercy and grace. I do not deserve Your gift of eternal life in Jesus, but am grateful You look at Jesus’ work and not mine. Because of Your activity Your merciful judgment on me is just, even when it is incomprehensible to me. Thank You again for Your amazing love. Amen.