Friday, April 14, 2017

Day 14- Happy Good Friday to you!

Mark 10-12

I am impressed at how much Jesus refers to “the book of Moses” (the first 5 books of the O.T.) and other “scripture” such as Psalms and Isaiah.  It really hit me when he said, “Are you not in error because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God?”

It reminds me of when Paul says to Timothy, “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be throughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim 3:16)
Paul was referring to the same scripture that Jesus was referring to, the Old Testament.  So we as believers better know what’s in there as well!
I also pondered “The most important” command (12:29-31).  And I thought to my self, how do you “love the Lord?’  Well…..I found the answer!  2 John 6- “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands.”

I better know scripture so that I know what his commands are!  Hey…., I know one already!!!  To believe!!! That’s one of his commands! (1John 4:23).  I can do that!! 😄


Anne said...

Hi there! Randomly, I can't see your comments this morning...only the smiley face. The rest is really dim red typing. Is it just me?

Anyway, I looked up the part about Jesus being the Chief Cornerstone that was first rejected by the builders. I found this devotional...
“The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone" (Psalm 118:22).

The image comes from the ancient quarries where highly-trained stonemasons carefully chose the stones used in construction. No stone was more important than the cornerstone because the integrity of the whole structure depended on the cornerstone containing exactly the right lines. If the cornerstone was not exactly right, the entire building would be out of line. For that reason, builders inspected many stones, rejecting each one until they found the one they wanted. Rejected stones might be used in other parts of the building, but they would never become the cornerstone or the capstone (the first and last stones put in place).

When Peter preached to the Jewish leaders in Acts 4:8–12, he quoted Psalm 118:22 to show that Jesus is the rejected stone whom God made to be the cornerstone of salvation. They (the Jewish leaders) rejected him, but God not only accepted him but put him in the position of highest honor.

Peter pressed the point home with this powerful conclusion: “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). These words are utterly exclusive. There is no other hope, no other way, and no other name than the name of Jesus. If we would be saved, we must come God’s way or we won’t come at all.

Do not be like the builders who rejected God’s Stone of salvation! Do not reject Jesus Christ. Do not stumble over this rejected stone. The very stone the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. May God open your eyes to see Jesus as he really is—the Cornerstone of eternal salvation.

Taken from “Rejected Stone” by Keep Believing Ministries (used by permission).

May we give Jesus the place of highest honor in our lives today and everyday. Thank you Jesus for loving us when we were your enemies. Thank you for dying on the cross for me and for all people. May we never forget the great sacrifice you made for us so that we could be called sons and daughters of God. You were made to be sin for us , that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. What an amazing sin for your robe of righteousness. Thank you Jesus. Please help me to give you the place of greatest honor in my life today and everyday. Help me to live a life that is glorifying to you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Walking with The Way said...

Thank you for sharing that devotional, Anne. It is too bad that some things that the hears of that time would know intuitively, like the use of a "cornerstone", is something we now have to look up to understand the context. BUT, at least we can look up the meaning!!
You made good points and reminders that Jesus is THE only way. A very good reminder in today's day and age when we still hear the age old argument (that is making a come back in today's politically correct world), "there are many ways".

And Amen to your prayer!!

There were issues to day with the blog site (it wasn't just you). I couldn't get it to change even though I tried all sorts of things to repost. So....we will see if it gets resolved for tomorrows posting.