Monday, December 14, 2009

Why Was Jesus Born

Isaiah 63:7-10
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD
And the praises of the LORD,
According to all that the LORD has bestowed on us,
And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,
Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies,
According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses.
For He said, “Surely they are My people,
Children who will not lie.”
So He became their Savior.
In all their affliction He was afflicted,
And the Angel of His Presence saved them;
In His love and in His pity He redeemed them;
And He bore them and carried them
All the days of old.
But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit;
So He turned Himself against them as an enemy
And He fought against them.

Hello on this Monday! We have 12 more days until Christmas, the birth of our Lord. We’ll get to that later, though.

To start off our Christmas celebration, I seriously considered editing the random chapter to make it Christmas-y. But I didn’t, and this is what I ended up with. Isn’t God amazing?

This verse talks about Jesus in the Savior role. It starts out with saying that Isaiah will talk about God being loving and kind, and everything He has done for us, because there are so many, because He became our Savior. He was afflicted (distressed) because we were afflicted. And His very presence saved us, because He loved and pitied us. He took care of us all the time, but we turned from Him.

What was the greatest thing Jesus ever did for us? Probably die on the cross for our sins and then rise again was the greatest, and then He taught us how to love. When we look at Christmas being the birth of Christ and a time we celebrate His birth, we also need to look at His death (even though He came back to life…).

Jesus was born to die as our Savior. Everything He did in His life was prophesied about and came together on the cross.

Today we’re launching Christmas Celebration for the Bible Study. You will be hearing Christmas music, and reading Bible Studies that center on the birth of our Lord Jesus. Depending on technology, I’m hoping to get some interactive stuff up and running to celebrate Christmas.

Have a great day and week walking in the path of God.
In His Service,

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