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Crushed

Hello, God has given me something in 2 Chronicles 14:12-13 which says,

“The LORD struck down the Cushites before Asa and Judah. The Cushites fled, and Asa and his army pursued them as far as Gerar. Such a great number of Cushites fell that they could not recover; they were crushed before the LORD and his forces. The men of Judah carried off a large amount of plunder.”

Cushites: The Cushites were fighting the Israelites. The Cushites lost, horribly. God was (still) on the Judah’s side, and so they crushed the Cushites. Then the men of Judah went and plundered them.

Us: We are worthless, horrible, angry, mean, spiteful, loathing, hating, greedy, selfish, puny, pitiful, stinking, sinning, wretches. We deserve to be crushed to death, and go to hell. We ran willingly into Satan’s kingdom, and we are rebelling against the only one who can save us.

Jesus: So, since we are so bad, then why haven’t we gone to hell? Jesus! Jesus gave His life for us on the cross. Jesus loves us so much, that He died on the cross for us, making us the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus loves so much. Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxTOsQ3LDE4 if you want to hear, “How He loves us” By David Crowder Band.

Application: How does 2 Chronicles 14:12-13 apply to our lives. Jesus died on the cross for us. Now, with God’s help, we can crush our sin struggles. We all have them, and we can’t get rid of them by ourselves. We need God’s help. God helps us to defeat our sin struggles. Thank You Jesus! Go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JsRxVczmQ to hear, “Strong Enough” by Mathew West.

Prayer: dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for sending Your only son to die on the cross for us. Thank You for helping us overcome our struggles. I pray that I would pray to You more, and that You would melt this heart to You. I pray that I would draw close to You. I pray that I would have a great relationship with You. Thank You for making me Your child. I pray that You would help all Christians around the world to be united as one, and not care about who is in whatever denomination, but that we would care about how You gave Your son for us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verses,

Righteous, 2 Corinthians 5:21,

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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