Thursday, July 12, 2012

Who is qualified in Gods sight?

In my Anglican Church each week, we have four Bible readings.  I write down whatever jumps out at me from each reading, usually a strong sentence or two from the sermon and then see what happens from there... I will start by giving you the reading and then in italics the passage, verse or message that jumps out at me.

The readings for today:-

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
 And he (David) became more and more powerful, because the Lord God Almighty was with him. Vs 10

Psalm 148
Let them praise the name of the Lord,  for his name alone is exalted  Vs 13

2 Corinthians 12:2-10
  “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness Vs 9
Mark 6:1-13 
They(the disciples) preached with joyful urgency that life can be radically different; right and left they sent the demons packing; they brought wellness to the sick, anointing their bodies, healing their spirits. Vs 13

The Pharisees & the people disqualified Jesus as a teacher but God qualified him.
The church loves to disqualify people but God qualifies them because of Jesus' qualification.

He who is set free is free indeed. (So if the Son sets you free, you are free through and through) John 8:36
Jesus shed his blood, he took our transgressions, our sins, our misdeeds and our failings onto himself of the cross.  He gave it all up for us.  He took our yuckiness and in turn gave us his righteousness and qualification.

Who is qualified? Those who are righteous and forgiven and those who are loved. 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  
John 3:16,17

God qualifies those who He loves and brings those to His heart.

And the most amazing thing: Even when people don't want to know Him, God still blesses them.

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