Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 105:1-4, 6-9, Matthew 7:15-20


Remain in me, as I remain in you, says the Lord;
whoever remains in me will bear much fruit. Jn 15:4-5

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Psalm 105:1-4, 6-9, Matthew 7:15-20

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18

Dear Love,

God created, God chose, God promises and God keeps every one of His promises. The truth is this that we can always put our whole faith, hope, and trust in the Triune God for He never fails.

From the first pages of God's Word we see how God loves and because He loves with a love that is alive He wants to share that awesome love with men and women whom He created in His image and breathed into them His Spirit.

He then chooses from all the nations one man Abraham and through his descendants He reveals who He is and how great is His love and His favor to those whom He has chosen for Himself.  He gives Abraham an heir when Sarah was long past the years of childbearing so we know without a doubt that He can do anything. He is the God of the impossible. 

We are heirs of Abraham our father in faith and just as he was counted righteous before God, so does our Father consider all who believe in You, righteous before Him.

To us God has made an everlasting Covenant and we are heirs to the Kingdom which is first established in our hearts. Each one of us who is a member of Your Body must work to establish the Kingdom on earth so You will come again to claim it and all who are in it for Yourself forever.

Psalm 105:1-4, 6-9

Dear Love,

God makes Covenants with man beginning with the first one He made with Abraham and culminating in the final Covenant which is sealed in Your Blood and ratified by the Holy Spirit - the Spirit of life and grace. The work of redemption is the work of the Father who willed that You offer Yourself as the Perfect Sacrifice, You who obeyed and gave Yourself up in obedience to the Father, and the Holy Spirit who enable us to live a life of grace so we can grow in Your image and likeness and thus be fitted for eternal life in the Kingdom of God.

Praise indeed is fitting for all hearts who know You, love You and desire to serve You in humility and love in joyful response for all You have done for us. You never forget that we belong to You and we are before You constantly and not only us but our descendants too have received Your promise and Your assurance for You have bound Yourself to us until You come again to claim us for Yourself forever.

Matthew 7:15-20

Dear Love,

Today You caution us not to be deceived by those who are agents of evil but appear to be good. We are called to be as gentle as doves but nevertheless to be wise and not naive. We are called to test everything against all that You have revealed to us. Most especially we will know evil if there is a contradiction between between action and words. The fruit will reveal whether they are for You or against You. 

We too must ensure that we bear good fruit in order that those who see us may believe and come to know You and love You too. Keep me faithful Beloved, so I may always bear good fruit that will last and thus glorify You who are my Lord and my God.

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