Receive

Ephesians 1:7-8
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

If we were God, how would we have acted when the first sin was committed? Some of us might have restarted the whole project over and over until we got the desired outcome.

But God is love. And he has all wisdom and understanding. Man does not.

In his wisdom, God decided that instead of scrapping the whole project, he would give man a way out of his sin. He made a way for us to be redeemed, forgiven, returned to him by his grace.

It wasn’t an easy thing to do because it involved a huge sacrifice.

Knowing our determined nature, God dug deep into his treasure of grace and lavished it on us “with all wisdom and understanding”. He knew what it would take to turn us around. He knew us before Jesus walked on the Earth’s dirt, and he knows us now.

There are people in today’s society who do not understand that God’s grace isn’t running low. The treasury is still full. We can still receive from him, but for that to happen, we have to go to him. The verse in Ephesians tells us that it is “in him” that we have these things.

If the ice cream is in the freezer, you can’t have the ice cream unless you go to the freezer.

Today, I challenge you to go to God and receive.

2 comments:

Tracy said...

I agree with you - I'm so grateful that He didn't scrap His creation but instead gave us Jesus as our way out of sin and back to Him! Appreciate the ice cream in the freezer analogy.

Domino said...

Glad you liked the ice cream bit. If you want more, you can go to
http://lauradomino.blogspot.com/2009/08/who-wants-ice-cream_12.html

Thanks for stopping by.