Bible Study & Devotional Day 88
Guiding Scripture: Revelation 22: 12-14 Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. 14 Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to come to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city.
🔴 The Blood of Eden, Edom, Easter for Eternity
Eden had not experienced bloodshed until such time as God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife Eve (see Genesis 3:21).
Edom was a constant enemy of Israel even though they had a common ancestry in Isaac (See Genesis 25:23). Edom took great pleasure in afflicting and seeing Israel being abused and in trouble. For Israel, the mere sight of Edom meant trouble for them. But take courage – trouble don’t last always! For the last time that Israel experienced what they thought was Edom approaching, seeing the Edomite King wearing his red robe, it was not the Edomite King. King Jesus was wearing the blood of their enemy that He had just trampled and destroyed.
Eternity is a time without end, infinity, perpetuity, ever and a day. Because of the once and for all sacrifice for sin that Jesus’ death on an old rugged cross. Jesus has redeemed us from sin that totally accepts Him. We as believers celebrate Easter Sunday morning in recognition that, yes, you were born of a virgin. Yes, you lived among humanity sinless. You died for our sins and rose from the borrowed grave of a rich man. Yes, you appeared to many for proof that it was you that you had risen from the dead and now intercedes for us as you sit at the right hand of God. And Yes, we are anticipating your promised return!
Let’s Pray: Jesus, my Savior, thank you. You were beaten, whipped, and we were healed! All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own. But you, dear Lord, took our guilt and our sins. You were oppressed and treated harshly, yet you never said a word. Our Lord, who is without sin, took on our sins and gave the ultimate sacrifice of your life so that we can live with you in eternity. Heavenly Father, we cannot thank you enough. Please have us remember your sacrifice of love for us as we treat others with kindness, love, compassion, and respect. Help us to love you as you love us. Amen
~Diana L.W. Coleman
This devotional was submitted by Diana L.W. Coleman, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32, Luke 8:22-39, Psalm 70:1-5, Proverbs 12:4