Bible Ballistics: BBs #233 Even A Child Is Known!!!
Merry Christmas—He came for YOU!!!
“Even a child is known by his doings, whether his
work be pure, and whether it be right.” Proverbs 20:11
Proverbs declares to us than even “a child” is known by what he does—his behavior. And Jesus Christ was no different, when he came to be the “Redeemer” of the world. He came to save all who would believe in Him:
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
And only Jesus could and did bring deliverance to mankind—to all who would believe in His atoning, substitutionary sacrifice for mankind’s sin! Praise God HE came because He loves us, because the Father God of all creation loves us.
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:14-18
Jesus came for YOU—that you and I might have eternal life!!! And Jesus the real, flesh and blood, Savior of the world lived a sinless life in this world, to go and pay a price for sin He had NOT committed, but you and I had. He paid the price HE didn’t owe, because YOU and I owed a debt we couldn’t pay apart from His provision. Praise God for His mercy and grace. All because of a “child” who was know for His doings.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” Luke 2:52
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Acts 10:38
And this child, became a man, lived a pure and sinless life, was taken prisoner, was beaten, mocked and ridiculed before being crucified on that cruel, heartless cross—all because His heart was set on delivering you and me. Do you know that love? He came for YOU!!! Jesus emptied Himself willingly to make a way for you and I to have eternal life, to know the God who loves us and to spend eternity in heaven with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit—the triune God. HE LOVES YOU. How much? Paul paints a great picture of how much Jesus really cared for us.
“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:
being in the form of God,
thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation,
and took upon him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man,
he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death,
even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
of things in heaven,
and things in earth,
and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5-11
So as I wish you a most glorious and merry Christmas today, I simply have one question for you—Have you bowed before HIM? The question is not “will you bow”, for God tells us that “every knee” will bow!!! The question is simply will you bow before Him now as your Lord and Savior, or will you bow before HIM on that day when He judges all men as the “judge”, with no further opportunity for salvation? The choice is yours; please choose wisely—it’s of eternal importance to you and those you love, those who are following your example.
Merry Christmas from all of the Brittains in our house, to each and every one of you on this glorious CHRISTmas day!!!