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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: Destined to die

Matthew 26:3-5 / Mark 14:1-2 / Luke 22:1-2…        

The religious leaders were not interested in learning and living the truth at all. They were out for blood. Of course, they wanted to save their own skins while they were at it. They had long ago decided to kill Jesus, but were concerned with the time and place of their plan.

What they didn’t know is that while their plan would ultimately succeed, it was God’s will as part of His plan. The blood they shed would be the atoning blood that would bring our salvation. What they meant for the worst kind of harm, God used for the ultimate help. It was the most evil act ever perpetrated by men, and yet the most loving act ever perpetrated by God.

Still they were culpable for their actions (Acts 2:23). And so are we; even though we didn’t directly perpetrate that evil, all of us are guilty of cosmic treason against God. We might think that we aren’t against Jesus, but avoiding Jesus is an action against Him. We either embrace Him, or we reject Him. Those are the only options.

If we do trust Him, we will be tested. It means that we will have to go through times where we know we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered (Romans 8:36). Yet in this we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Romans 8:37). In going out to a “lost and dying world” we have to enter the den of death to feel and to bring the good news of life (2 Corinthians 1:10 / 1 Thessalonians 1:10). 

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