Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Verses that inspire

Our verse that inspires this week comes from our study passage: Genesis 24.

Let's look:

                   So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Will you go with this man?"
                   "I will go," she said.   (Genesis 24:58)

This is truly an inspiring verse . . . but we need some background, no? Rebekah did not know how far it was between the home of her family, and the home of this man who came from his master to fetch a bride. She had no GPS to refer to, to know what lay between them.  She also did not know for sure what her bridegroom would think of her. Sure, the Bible tells us she was lovely, but looks aren't everything, right? Also, she didn't know for sure if this offer, this servant who seemed sincere, was "for real."

This sounds similar to the situation we faced before we knew Jesus Christ, doesn't it? None of us knows what will happen between the day we accept Him and the day we are received in heaven, but we will all make it home, no matter how rough the road. We may worry that Jesus won't accept us, but we need not worry -- no matter what our sins, He is faithful and won't turn us away. And the offer of salvation is "for real," in spite of what the foolish world may tell us.

Rebekah is willing to make the choice; even though she doesn't know everything about him yet, she knows that Isaac sounds like the husband she has been dreaming about. Salvation for us comes down to this: we make Him our choice, after He chooses us! And we choose freedom over bondage, life over death.
Rebekah also was willing to change, and to make a commitment. She was turning her back on everything that she knew, and changing her life. Coming to Christ means that we are willing to turn our back on the old life, and totally embrace a new way of life. It's a commitment to follow Him for the rest of our life; it's a permanent situation!

When we put our trust in Him, He is faithful. He forgives our sins and gives us new life!

                   God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship
                   of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (I Corinthians 1:9)

Has a verse inspired you recently, that you can share with us?


Katie Isabella said...

My friend, a dear one, sent me this:

I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
Psalms 116:1-2 KJV

Cathy said...

I came across this verse this morning during my reading.

Show me the path where I should walk, O Lord; point out the right road for me to follow. Lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you. Psalms 25:4-5

Austin Towers said...

A very apt scripture sent this morning by a lovely friend..
Colossians 3:2-3

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Marla's Crafts said...

Oh how I have missed your posts. We have gone a week without the internet. Just got it fixed today. So lots to catch up on.
About my husband Barry. I want to again thank you for your prayers. He was to the hospital yesterday for breathing tests and the specialist wants him to start oxygen during the day time. His oxygen goes to low when he does anything so therefore he can only do qny thing for an hour at a time. They come tomorrow to hook it up. I pray this will makeshim feel better. It's a start.
We are off to Prince Edward Island later tomorrow for the weekend for a Halloween wedding. So hopefully by starting the oxygen it will give him more energy so he can enjoy the wedding. The doctor thinks it might help with his legs also. Let's hope.