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Morning: “Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools.” – Psalm 86:4
Although we must trust Christ to supply us with our daily needs, we Christians must also realize we have the responsibility not to just stay idle and wait for something to happen. We must put our hope in Christ and know with complete assurance that He works everything into His perfect plan but we too must take action.
The pilgrims dig the well, but, strange enough, it fills from the top instead of the bottom.
We can see that although the child of God does his due diligence and labors over the digging of this hole, it is heavens blessings that are poured out on it to make the pilgrims work complete. It is God shinning down upon His chosen and filling it full from the top. Work hard dear Christian, glorify God in everything you do, labor daily for Christ and know that all blessings come from Him!
Evening: “This man receiveth sinners.” – Luke 15:2
People were mocking Christ and saying “look who this man associates himself with.” This was confusing the minds of the religious Pharisees and they could not see how the man who was claiming to be God would envelope himself with such a vile crown. But I love Jesus’ response to their prideful tongues:
So He spoke a parable to them, saying: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found [it], he lays [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together [his] friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:3-7
I do not expect while I am still here on earth to ever come close to fully comprehending this about God. Why He would take the time in all of His perfection to bring Himself a little lower than the angels and allow His son to be punished for our sins when we had done nothing that was pleasing to Him or deserving of His salvation.
It is the vile, the wicked, the cheats and liars that he pardons, forgives and receives as His own. Praise the Lord for His mercy.
This fact is still most sure this evening, He is still receiving sinners