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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Amazing Invitation, Amazing Provision (day 10)

Jesus says, “Come to me…learn of me”
How can we come to him and learn about him?

Jesus was “with God and he was God” but he emptied himself and took the form of man and lived among men so that we could see the “glory as of the only begotten of the father, full of grace and truth.”

And we are instructed to learn to think like Jesus. “Have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”  In order for us to be able to do this we have to have someone who is like us so we can follow him. Jesus had to become like us in every respect so we could know that he understands our weakness.

He was made just like us and he was tempted in every way we are tempted but he did not agree with the lusts and desires of his flesh. Instead he said “not my will but thine be done.”

Not only is it God’s will that we become like Jesus; He also made it possible by giving us the perfect high priest who understands our every weakness. And he has shown us so we can understand how true this is and begin to get an idea of how great and wonderful it is.

As we look back at the wonderful thoughts from the last 6 days let us become very happy.
Think about these words from 2 Peter 1:3-4

According as his divine power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Praise, honor and glory be yours always, Heavenly Father for the wonderful gift of salvation that results in transformation and being conformed to be like your wonderful son Jesus. Expand our understanding to see how unspeakably wonderful and precious this gift is. The forgiveness of sins and the transformation to be like Jesus, in whose wonderful name I pray. Amen.

Very bright and very loud fireworks should be included here.

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