Wednesday, September 06, 2017

"Jesus - Our Gift of Life" - 09/06/17 - Ezra 8-10

“Now for a brief time God, our God, has allowed us, this battered band, to get a firm foothold in His Holy Place,
 so that our God may brighten our eyes and lighten our burdens,
 as we serve out this hard sentence. We were slaves;
yet even as slaves, our God didn’t abandon us." (9:8)


Not the way He intended for life to be for the all of us.

He didn't intend for sin to be in the mix.  or us to become slaves to it.

But because He desired us to follow Him on our own free will, He gave/gives us a choice.

To follow Him. 

Or not.

There is so much darkness on the path of sin.  It always seems bright until the rose colored glasses come off.  The burden of sin weighs us down so we are traveling through with our eyes to the ground.


It is the only reason He gave us The Gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
It is the only reason He did so in order that we may be with Him face to face.

Our Savior.  Our "firm foothold in His Holy Place". 
Our Savior.  Our gift to "brighten our eyes and lighten our burdens".

But it remains our choice. 

To accept our ABBA who is always there waiting.
Or remain a slave to sin.  We must choose wisely and live life fully "in" Him. 

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