Today is Thanksgiving in America and I can think of hundreds of things for which to be thankful. How about you?
But in light of our study, I will spend part of today in prayer, thanking the Lord for His invitation to us Gentiles to take part in the great covenants He initiated with His people! To fully appreciate our inheritance in Christ, we must understand that it came about simply because He chose to invite us into covenant relationship with Himself by using Israel as the vehicle of world redemption. No Israel, no salvation for us!
In His great mercy, and before the foundations of the world, our great God and Savior had a plan. Knowing sin would enter in, He decided to bless the world by bringing salvation and redemption to all through the covenant with Abraham. However, since that time, the world has failed to see the need for redemption. Thus, God gave the law to Moses via the Mosaic Covenant. The law became our tutor to reveal our sinfulness, and to demonstrate that we can never fulfill the entire law. So, we are doomed!
Thankfully, God was not done making covenants. But oh….I can’t give away tomorrow’s study! Check back in tomorrow for a look at an all-important covenant that definitely gives us reason to be thankful!
Today, though, I am thankful for the saving grace of Jesus Christ, while I was yet a sinner. How can we be anything but thankful for the patience and longsuffering of our Lord as He draws us to Himself. So today, I encourage you to breathe in God’s grace…then breathe out His praise! That’s the breath of life we should all enjoy!
If you don’t know the saving grace of Jesus, why not make it the greatest Thanksgiving of your life? Everyone of us has sinned and is destined for eternal hell unless we find a means of redemption. Jesus Christ is our redemption. He died on the cross for everyone, so that we will not be destined for eternal damnation. What about you? Have you found redemption, the forgiveness of sin, in a genuine relationship with Jesus? If not, today is the day! To find out how, click here.