1 Chronicles 28: 1—29: 30
Interesting tid-bit today. God promised the Israelites that the “Scepter would not leave Judah.” This means that the Savior and Everlasting King, A.K.A Jesus would come from the line of Judah. God promised David that He would preserve his line because of David’s faithfulness. By the time we get to the New Testament all that is left of the formally great nation is the tribe of Judah. God proved that He was faithful to His word to Judah. This is actually where the Romans get the name “Jew’s,” and Judaism. The Romans of the NT testament did not understand all the history and that this nation of Jews was once the nation of Israel, but they lost their Land because they worshipped idols.
I am being so honest when I say most of my actions are wrapped in the same prayer David says at the end of this section. “You know I have done all this with good motives…..” I am stepping out in faith next week and going to this writing conference. During all the prep and writing leading up to this I have whispered to God, “You know I have done all this with good motives,” because I know myself friends. I know that this could all be used to refine me and show me that I am seeking my own glory and not His. Or to show me that I have made an idol out of writing. But from where I sit right this moment, to the best of my knowing my motives are good. And that is the best any of us can do. Praise God that He covers and deals with the rest.
Romans 5: 6-21
In chapter 5 of Romans, Paul teaches us about this new relationship we have with God. Guys! Jesus came to save us while we were still sinners. God did not say to us, “Clean your ish up and then I will send my son.” God knew that because of our sin nature passed down to us from Adam, cleaning our ish up is not possible for us. The best any of us can do on our own is dress up the outside, while the inside remains a tomb. Adam’s sin brought us death and the Law showed us how much sin ruled over us. But with Jesus’ death we have been made right with God and with His life we have eternal life. That is a pretty great new relationship, am I right?