Proverbs 14 10-14-22

Knowledge by itself doesn’t save us. We need the Person of Jesus Christ in our lives.

24 “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word [personal contact] and believes him who sent me [trusting God] has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life [by the receiving of His Spirit into our hearts]. John 5:24

Knowing the Jesus is God in the flesh and that the Holy Spirit is Jesus in the Spirit, we can trust the Holy Spirit to speak to us because we are hearing the heart and intent of first, the Father, and then the Son, who are in complete agreement. Sound complicated? Not to them. It’s our limited minds that have trouble grasping the concept of the Trinity. We either think of them as one God or three distinct gods. But, from the very beginning, we have the concept of a Triune God. In the first verse of the Bible, we are told, “In the beginning, God [Elohim-plural] created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1). We must understand that Jesus was not created when He was born, but has always been with the Father. He left His throne to come to earth,

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship.Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:4-6

There are several things to learn from this passage:

  1. There was an appointed time, one that fit all the requirements of His coming:
    • Israel was a nation and positioned in just the right geographical position,
    • Rome had built roads in order for the Gospel to be spread,
    • The Romans had perfected the execution form of the cross,
    • The stars were in the right place in the heavens,
    • All the people were in place and the stage was set.
  2. God sent His Son. God didn’t create Him; God didn’t assume a mortal body or appear as a human. Christ was born of water and of blood (1 John 5:6-8). Jesus was fully human and fully divine. He is King and God at the same time. He fulfilled both roles of priest and king.
  3. Jesus met the requirements of the law so that He could fulfill the law. When He died, He took the penalty of breaking the law with Him into the grave for us. Then, He rose from the grave so that we could “die to that penalty” and live through Him. He has given us the privilege of being adopted as children of God! Jesus is our Brother (Romans 8:16-17)!
  4. God has sent His Spirit into our hearts. What a concept! He can now cry out like Jesus, “Abba!” which means, “Daddy!”

This Triune God, the Trinity, invites us into their fellowship. Once we accept God’s offer and the Spirit comes to reside in us, we die to ourselves and live a new life in Christ. We are transformed and we are never the same! Speaking for myself, I’m glad!

Abba, thank You for coming to live in me. Your Presence is all the encouragement and confidence I need to know that I am Yours. May I continue to learn to act like a child of the King, King Jesus! Amen.

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