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What manual am I talking about you might ask. Well the only manual that you need to get through this life! The book that you need so much in your life. Well the Bible of course! It is after all His Story!
The Bible is such an amazing book. It is filled with stories of strength, love, grace, power and so much more. Swashbuckling, salvation, death, life, judgement! Let’s not forget the people. The broken and morally bankrupt people that God used every day to show His love for mankind!
The people that were flawed. We are all flawed and yet God uses us everyday. We are sinful people and yet God can use us to reveal His glory! Remember He even uses people that don’t believe in Him to reveal His Glory!
The Bible is His Story and His people! The people that He chose to be His people. The people that He created to start this Human Race! We can all trace our lineage back to Adam and Eve! Believe it or not!!
From Adam to Jesus, the lineage is unbroken but also has many branches. Just to name a few…here we go! (This is not an exhaustive list in any way).
Abraham…The Father Of Many Isaac…(Son Of Abraham) Laughter
Jacob…(Son of Isaac) Supplanter Judah…(Son Of Jacob) Let him (God) be praised
Jesse…(Son of Obed) Yahweh Exists David…(Son of Jesse) Well Beloved
Solomon…(Son of David) Peace Hezekiah…(Son Of Ahaz) Yahweh Strengthens
Manassah…(Son of Hezekiah) Making To Forget Josiah…(Son of Amon) Yahweh Heals
Shealtiel…(Son of Jeconiah) I Have Asked God Rahab…(A Prositute) Violence
That is but a small sample of the lineage of Christ. He was born to a sinner and yet he was sinless. He was and still is the only son of the living God! So what does that mean? What sense does it mean? Well let me it explain it thusly.
The bible is His Story. A letter of love from up above. You see the Bible is more than just His Story it is also Our Story! When we take Jesus as our own, we are adopted into the family of God and become one of His children. Romans 8:15 . We have a new standing before him. We can call Him “Abba Father!” We become family with all those that came before us and it is a very big family. Starting all the back to Adam and all the way forward to those take Christ today!
Now what does this all mean to what I have been talking about, well let’s take a peek.
The spirit of adoption – The feeling of affection, love, and confidence which pertains to children; not the servile, trembling spirit of slaves, but the temper and affectionate regard of sons. Adoption is the taking and treating a stranger as one’s own child. It is applied to Christians because God treats them as his children; he receives them into this relation, though they were by nature strangers and enemies. It implies,
(1) That we by nature had no claim on him;
(2) That therefore, the act is one of mere kindness – of pure, sovereign love;
(3) That we are now under his protection and care; and,
(4) That we are bound to manifest toward him the spirit of children, and yield to him obedience. See the note at John 1:12; compare Galatians 4:5; Ephesians 1:5. It is for this that Christians are so often called the sons of God.
Whereby we cry – As children who need protection and help. This evinces the habitual spirit of a child of God; a disposition,
(1) To express toward him the feelings due to a father;
(2) To call upon him; to address him in the language of affection and endearing confidence;
(3) To seek his protection and aid.(*++)
Our God is a loving God. He is a caring God. He runs to the hurt and suffering. He doesn’t sit around and wait for them to come to Him. He gets off his duff and runs to us. Think on the Prodigal Son, a parable about the love and patience of God and the Forgiveness of sins. God is a forgiving God. When we ask for forgiveness, he takes that sin and tosses it as far as the east is from the west and remembers it no more! Why cause he is forgetful dude, no because he chooses to!
So what does this have to do with this hill of beans I call a blog. If you are a Christian then His Story is part of Your Story. You are called Sons Of God. He adopted you into the His family and all because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Take Jesus as your own and receive him into your heart and because of this, You will run with Giants and I mean Giants.
Giants like Moses, Abraham. Samson, Noah, Matthew, John, Peter and so many more. Those giants of God that are so much your family as much as mine. The were normal frail people that were used but God to continue His Story. They were flawed and yet the were awesome. I guess you could call them Flawsome! Continue your story and His! Spread the Gospel to all who will listen! Worship the One Who Is King Of The Universe! Jesus Christ…He is the biggest Giant of all!!
“KEEP LOOKING UP! HIS COMING IS NIGH!”
(*++) Barnes Notes On The Bible!