The scripture for today is taken from: Ezekiel 18: 5-18
“...He will not die for his father’s sin; he will surely live. But his father will die for his own sin, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was wrong among his people…”
This passage seems to be saying that: “Your earthly Father’s acts should not condemn you- just as your child’s good acts should not exonerate you.” This means that on our own we come to the judgement seat of God (with no earthly persons’ representation to plead our case). Thank God the story does not end with us standing alone before God. We can opt to have Christ plead our case and to present His works and His Life for our own!! Thank God the judgement does not rest upon any humans’ acts- but falls upon Another.
Andrew Murray writes, “Remember these two things: A God always near, with His infinite and abundant grace; and His child in utter weakness, calling upon One who will surely hear and answer.”
Like Pastor Lanny says, “Let the Lord fight your battles. He hasn’t lost one yet.” Amen
Dear Lord, Your law continues to guide us, but who is blameless? We humbly repent of our failings, depending on Your forgiveness, knowing that Your way are just and Your mercy is great.
Allison Montgomery Yes5olias1@yahoo.com
Prayer Concern: For those with family and friends making end of life decisions- that they would have great peace and 100 percent hope