“And he said unto them,
How say they that Christ is David’s son? And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies thy foot-stool. David therefore calleth him Lord, how is the then his son?” Luke 20 v41-47 AKJV
Can I tell you with many nations in-between-of the lineage of Adam, …to Seth, …to Noah, …to Shem, … to Arphaxad, … to Abraham (Abram), … to Isaac, … to Jacob, … to Jessee, …. to David (the King), … to Jacob, … to Joseph, and then onto
and have you understand that God was at the beginning, and in the place of his Son-Jesus-to which belongs the turning point of time, and will be in the end, forever-eternity. What does it all mean? To question rightfully is to seek to understand. The beginning of that understanding is knowledge, and that begins with recognizing God.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge:…” Proverbs 1 v7 AKJV
To understand, is to know that the one who is in the family after Christ, is you. By faith, we choose to be a part of the family of God, not of our doings but in the fact that Christ Jesus is the redeemer of all our sins-grafted in.
“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man a measure of faith” Roman 12 v3 AKJV
Can I then tell you I know everything, or understand everything by a relationship to Christ. I cannot as at this moment, every day comes with more to understand, yet, I seem to see at times what some do not understand. Am I more than them? I am not.
As I entered the church this morning, thinking to myself; Am I only doing as I seem to see others do, going just because I committed this time to go to church. My answer to me this morning. Yes, I had been here before with a different approach and recieved what I had felt as a mild scold from some who had set behind me, and to shake my hand during the greeting time-as I said it had been two years since we had visited-and to hear-O really, it’s been two years since you’ve been hear. I felt the sting.
I watched as the Pastor, a woman, that day, delivered her sermon in what I seemed to see as delicate in order to somehow not offend nor displace any of those who may have been of importance. In me, that thinking was wrong of me. But it all lead to my second approach to the sanctuary.
I arrived this morning with the wrong perspective of what was to come. You see, this same pastor delivered the message of an alabaster jar, and what is in your jar. All the way, she went into the one being forgiven having so much to give. As the message went on, a tear came to the corner of the eye, and then another, and as I worked to keep them from being noticed, then another. It was once again good to feel the presence of enlightenment of God, through his messenger, and in his church. I was and am so very, very thankful for all that he has done.
My heart hurts, at the time we spend in missing what God has for us under the subscription of doing what he would have us do. We go and come, so anxiously busy at the things which one day will have no value. We work to measure up to those who will have no say in the end of our journey, only to be passed up by many with no regard on the way. The bad part of that is they to are missing the most important part of the journey.
To Christ there is no end. To his goodness there is no end, his mercy endures forever. Lord, I thank you for this day, in life. Amen