What is Life all About?

9 Feb

Genesis: 25:7  Abraham lived 175 years.  Then he took his final breath.  He died happy at a ripe old age, full of years, and was buried with his family.

Lessons for Living Today:

Abraham was a person, just like many of us.  visit the sickHe was not perfect but his face was always turned to God, to please Him.  God knows none of us can live a perfect life.  That is why He sent Jesus to earth to show us an example of how to live our lives happily and successfully—like Abraham.  Jesus taught us not only how to live but how to die.  He both lived and died for others.  He lived in the flesh but conquered the flesh—even the pain and suffering of death on a cross.  But He did it because of His undying love for humanity.

Since Jesus died for me, his perfection covers my imperfection and God looks at me just as though I’d never sinned. Now that is something to be happy about—forgiveness!  Not only happy while on this earth but this happiness lasts throughout eternity.  Jesus’ life taught us–living is all about forgiveness.  God offers all forgiveness in a very simple way.  Jesus paid the price—we accept that free gift—by accepting Jesus—and receive forgiveness.  We express our appreciation for this forgiveness by forgiving others.

Forgiveness—it is so simple for to receive but so hard to give. Let’s remember that Jesus takes our treatment of others personally.  Here is what Jesus said in Matthew 25: “I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me. Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.”

God’s Question: Will you accept Jesus’ forgiveness and pass it on?

God’s Promise: I accept your treatment of others personally.

My Prayer to God:

I praise You for the peace and joy of forgiveness.

I am sorry I fail far too often to be forgiving.

Thank You that I can do for You by doing for others.

Help me forgive others as I want You to forgive me.

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