“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved, and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’
A few decades after Isaiah declares a virgin will give birth, through Jeremiah the Lord declares again he is going to fulfill his promise to raise up a Messiah from the House of David who will execute justice and righteousness in the land.
God is not sending a redeemer to sort through our own self-righteousness, but to be righteousness itself. Jeremiah also declared that we would all know the law for it would be written on our hearts. At Jeremiah 31:33, God again declares the Immanuel principle, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
This coming Messiah would be God among us, personal to us, and righteousness for us. A new day is coming where we need not and cannot rely on ourselves, but will rely on God himself as provider of our blessings.
He is calling to us. He is coming soon.
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Many are looking for help through these trying times. Some look to the Gov., some look to the GOP, but more ought to look to God for help. He is the one who cares enough about you to actually have done something about our situations. He sent his son to die so that we would not have to. He sent his son to pay the price we owe for our failures and sinfulness.
The greatest story ever told is that of God’s son coming to earth, born of a virgin, sent as a sacrificial lamb, to redeem those who are lost. That includes you and I.
Christmas is not about decorated trees, and colored lights adorning the eaves of our homes. Christmas is not super value sales at the local superstore. Christmas is about the gift of life given to us. When God steps down from heaven to dwell among his people. Immanuel, God is with us. And if God is for us who can be against us?
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold!
Peace on the earth, good will to men,
From heaven’s all gracious King!
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.
It is up to you whether you accept this free gift of peace, joy, hope and love this Christmas, but I pray that you do.