Bible Ballistics: BBs #532 Forgetting Our Manners???
I hope you had a pleasant Valentine’s Day—that you got to spend time with the people in your life, whether by phone, or text or in person. Time with the people we love is a gift from God, and yet we often forget to thank God for our life, our blessings, for the greatest Valentine (testament to love), Jesus, as well as others!!!
I pray that we will never forget our debt of gratitude to others, especially our Lord! He has given so much, not only ‘to’ us, but ‘for’ us!
“And you hath he quickened,
who were deadin trespasses and sins;” Ephesians 2:1
He has given us life, His life—new life IN Jesus.
“Jesus answered and said unto her,
If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink;
thou wouldest have asked of him,
and he would have given thee
13 Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him
shall never thirst;
but the water
that I shall give him
shall be in him a well of water
into everlasting life.” John 4:10, 13-14
I love this picture of ever-springing water that wells up, imparting everlasting life through Jesus! I’m so grateful for “life”—the life that Jesus gives us—born anew from the deadness of sin. His life springing up like an artesian well in us! I love the sweet taste of water springing from an artesian well, and in the mountains, you can often see water springing out of the mountain, and people will come and get water from that bubbling spring! What a treat. But God has given us the greater gift—a living spring —His Son who took on human flesh and blood, who walked among sinners, who revealed God to us, and even more importantly, HE died for our sin on Calvary! All because HE. loves us!!! Have you invited Him in! Have you received that wonderful gift of eternally springing life within you? If you have, won’t you take some time today (every day) to thank Him for this unparalleled gift? Thank YOU, Jesus!!!
“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.” John 3:16-17
Jesus gave His life a sacrifice for sin, that we might live! Will you heed His call and thank Him for the love and grace HE poured out at Calvary?
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.” Revelation 3:20. Amen!!!