“…God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that THE WORLD MIGHT BE SAVED THROUGH HIM. (John 3:17) [Our awesome Abba Father loves us so much that He GAVE His one and only begotten Son, FOR US! Why?] “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was ONLY EVIL CONTINUALLY. And the LORD REGRETTED THAT HE HAD MADE MAN on the earth, and IT GRIEVED HIM TO HIS HEART.” (Gen. 6:5-6) [See how God hates sin? We should also hate sin? Has our sin grieved him to the heart?] “…you have burdened me with your sins; you have wearied me with your iniquities.” (Isa. 43:24) [YES! Shouldn’t we also be grieved and full of sorrow in our hearts for it? O, that this example and OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IT; may humble us and shame us, and that we may see how we have grieved our Abba Father, and mourn, so we do not turn back from His wonderful LOVE for us! See what our wonderful Abba Father has done:] “I, I am he who BLOTS OUT your transgressions for my own sake, and I WILL NOT REMEMBER your sins.” (Isa. 43:25) [We must understand that we are in a battle for our souls; the enemy of our souls IS doing everything he can to get us to fall away!] “Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But EXHORT ONE ANOTHER EVERY DAY, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” (Heb. 3:12-13) [It is our responcibilaty to exhort: (encourage, pressure and urge) one another on a regular basis:] “Let us then with confidence DRAW NEAR TO THE THRONE OF GRACE, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb. 4:16) [Our Abba Father will grace us with the strength we need to stand up for our faith so that we may:] “COUNT IT ALL JOY, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that THE TESTING OF YOUR FAITH PRODUCES STEADFASTNESS.” (Jam. 1:2-3) [Steadfastness: to have cheerful endurance and lasting patience!]
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE CAN DRAW NEAR TO THE THRONE OF GRACE, SO WE MAY RECEIVE MERCY AND FIND GRACE TO HELP IN TIME OF NEED!