Monday, January 2, 2017

January 2, 2017


Matthew 22:31-32

But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Encouraging Words

Recently I wrote about hope and how I choose to put my hope in a loving and merciful God. I love how this passage ends with Jesus telling us that our God is a God of the living and not a God of the dead. All life is very precious to Him. My life is precious to Him. Your life is precious to Him. We must remember that when Jesus was saying this He was on His way to what He knew was going to be His certain death, He knew that those very same people that He had healed, fed, and brought back to life would soon be calling out, "Crucify Him! Crucify Him?" And yet He is telling us that God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. He knew that God would be raising His physical body from the grave. He know that He had to voluntarily give up His life so that He could destroy death by His own death. How awesome is that? So, if we keep this in mind while we strive to put our flesh to death, we can know that our God will breath His life into us for our sacrifice. Glory be to God!

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