THURSDAY 15 September, 2016
Therefore David said to the Gibeonites, “What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of the Lord?” - 2 Samuel 21:3
As the king of Israel David knew the law of God; he had a duty to make restitution for the injustice towards the Gibeonites. Innocent blood had been spilled, he pleaded with them for a settlement, any atonement that would bring back God’s blessing upon the land of Israel.
Imagine, every one of us have sinned against God. What atonement is there to appease His anger towards us? What has God done for us? He sent Jesus Christ to make atonement for ours sins! Through His shed blood on the cross we can be forgiven andreconciled to God. As His servants we have a duty to tell others what God has done to save them:
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
We have become incredibly blessed by God. We are His inheritance––amazing! We have become His people and have obtained eternal life.
In Him also we have obtained an inheritance…after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, whois the guarantee of our inheritance… (Ephesians 1:11, 13-14).
Have you made restitution for your sins through Jesus Christ?
…we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
~2 Corinthians 5:20~
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