Hello, God has given me something in Psalm 128:4 which says:
“Yes, this will be the blessing
for the man who fears the Lord.”
The Psalmist is saying that you’ll have a fruitful life if you fear God. But, that’s not all. We don’t only have to fear God… we’d have to be PERFECT! That’s impossible to do by ourselves. But, Philippians 4:13 says:
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
We can be perfect, but not be ourselves. We can be perfect in Jesus! He is the one that makes us perfect. But, since we are so sinful, there did have to be a perfect sacrifice. That sacrifice was Jesus. Jesus came down and died on a cross, all for us! He loved us so much! John 15:13 says:
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Jesus lay down His life for His enemies! We were the ones that crucified Him. It was our sin that was put upon Him to save us. Now, we are the ones who receive the blessing, all because Jesus was the one who took our curse. Jesus took all the curses from us, from the sin that we did, and will do. He saved us, and gave us the blessing. But the biggest blessing is Jesus Himself. He brought us out of our sin, and saved us!
Jesus lived perfectly and got the curse, so that even though we lived sinfully, we got the blessing. Praise God!
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for blessing us so much. Thank You for giving us Jesus. Thank You, Jesus, for taking the curse off of us, and giving us the blessing. Thank You, Holy-Spirit, for encouraging us, and praying on our behalf. Please help me, Lord, to spread the Good News to others who also need You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland