“It is through the Lord’S mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
Theyare new every morning; great is Thy faithfulness”-Lam 3:22,23
Daily god gives us his grace and mercy. Who ever seeks His mercy , will receive it. Jacob wrestled with God till morning. In the early morning God blessed him and gave new name “Israel”. From then onwards his life was blessed . wrestling of Jacob in morning can be compared to our “Morning praise & prayer”. When we seek God early He will bless us, deliver us from captivity more than all we receive Grace and Mercy required for that day, Hence we must seek God daily. Let God give us Grace to seek Him early morning..
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“And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.”- Mat 26:49
Kiss is a sign of Love. Love may be towards father, son, mother, daughter, friends, lover anyone. Some people kiss their pets to show their love. Kiss is a expression of true love.
In Bible we read at many occasions where the word kiss is seen. Isaac kissed Jacob and blessed him. Esau kissed Jacob and forgave him. Joseph too kissed his brothers to show his love of forgiveness. David kissed Jonathan shows true friendship . In Song of solomon the kiss shows the love between bride(Church) and bride groom(Jesus Christ). But the greatest kiss we see is Judas Iscariot kiss Jesus Christ to betray Him. This is the worst thing a man can do to anyone. Kiss a sign of love is changed to sign of betrayal. Hence in Luk 22:48 we read –But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?.
Why did Jesus asked Judas this question?
Ans: Judas could have betrayed Jesus by showing his finger towards him or by telling them the color of clothing Jesus was wearing, or by shaking hand and speaking to Jesus. But Judas plan was to use kiss as sign of betrayal. But by the same kiss Jesus Christ forgave him.
This kiss can be compared to our love for the worldly things. Our kiss must not be like Judas but that of Jesus, who forgive all our sins , cleanse our sins, leads way to eternal life. Let us not kiss this world , But kiss the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ to be be with him eternally.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13
Everybody has friends, boys , girls, young , old, rich, poor. Irrespective of caste, region or religion. Most of the people are open towards their friends, they share their happiness, sorrow, problems. People may hide things from their parents or spouse but they share their feelings with their friends. Jesus Christ says in the above versus that there is “GREAT LOVE” in ‘FRIENDSHIP’. Jesus is a Good Friend to us. Hence He lay down His life to save us from eternal hell. A good friend will risk his life to save his friend because that is his true love of friendship. The problems may be anything like sickness, financial crisis, etc. In any emergency in this present world, we most of us trust in friends. There are some times even our close friends may not understand us. They may not be in a situation to help us, But our eternal friend Jesus will surely help us. Even job had four friends who came to comfort him, but were not able to do do. God questions made him to think that no one can question almighty God. God permitted trials in Jobs life to prove that Job was an upright man on this earth. God finally blessed Job doubly all he had. Jesus our only true friend will never leave us or forsake. Let us pray to Jesus and build a good friendship with him.
John 14:27- “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
In this world we can buy so many comforts, luxuries but one thing we can’t buy is peace. Only God can give us peace. Jesus gave us His peace before He ascended to heaven. Hence when we come to Jesus we get true peace within our heart. Even though there may be problems around us, but still God will us peace. For worldly people they may not have any problems, they may not lack anything in their life but still they will not be having peace this is because they are away from Jesus. We may lack many things but our Jesus is all in all to us. When God is with us nothing else we need. He will lead us, guide us, provide us, care us, deliver us from all our problems. Let us go to Jesus “Prince of peace”.
Isa 49:15 “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”
Our beloved ones may forget us but our creater God never forgets us. God have graven our names on His palms which cannot be erased. We in His mighty hands no one can pluck us away from Him. The greatest love on this world is the love of mother on her child.God reminds us even though mother may forget her child but He never forget us. It is we who forget the God many times. In times of trials we seek humanely help rather seeking God. Let God give us grace to trust only on Him.
Love without Blemish
Fullness of Love
” 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.” -John 3:16
Rom 5:8 – God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Rom 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound .That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
Conclusion: By disobedience of one man Adam, mankind lost its perfection. But because of Jesus Christ mankind regained its perfection and led the way to eternal life.