Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Matthew – the Gospel of Fulfillment – Chapter 3  Make Ready the Way of the Lord

This chapter takes us from Jesus as a child to a man to be presented to Israel.   It begins with the call of one known as John the Baptist, whose message was to repent.  Repent means to change direction / turn around.  In other words to change the direction of your life to quit living in a way that only results in sin and separation from God and to turn to Jesus and the new life He offers.   Has the direction of your life so far left you longing for something more; more satisfying; more certain as to your eternity?

In Ecclesiastes 3:11 we’re told, “God has planted eternity in our hearts.”  Romans 1:18-20 indicates, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident with them.  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”  Instead of turning our backs on God, He wants us to turn around and come to Him.   He extends that invitation to us through Jesus.

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