Monday, March 2, 2015

Daniel 9:4b-10, Psalm 79:8-9, 11 & 13, Luke 6:36-38


Daniel 9:4b-10, Psalm 79:8-9, 11 & 13, Luke 6:36-38

Daniel 9:4b-10

My Beloved, we must never forget even for a moment that God is always faithful no matter how great our sins and our iniquity. To those who love You, those who obey Your law of love to God and neighbor will find that You will keep Your promise, Your covenant of love and faithfulness to them. But we are weak, faithless, sinful prone to temptation. How often we turn our backs to You and willfully choose to sin, to take the broad road and the easy path.

This day Beloved I confess that I am a sinner, mine the guilt and mine the shame. These I now offer You certain and confident of Your pity Your compassion and the tenderness of Your love for me although I do not deserve any of it. Forgive me my Beloved and grant me the grace to live the virtues of faith, hope and love always.

Psalm 79:8-9, 11 & 13

My Beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God our Father ensured for all time that He would always hurry to His children with great compassion and tender love because of the price that was willingly paid by You in accordance with His will to ransom us from the vise of sin. God our Father is glorified by His children now and always for when we contemplate the Father's love for us in asking His only and most beloved Son to pay the price for our redemption, one can only be awestruck at such unmerited love for creatures who are nothing and unworthy of such love.  

The Father will always listen to our groans and moans even if they are from selfish motives for our tender Father desires that all be saved and one live in eternal bliss in the Presence of God. Until our last breath God will strive to saved those doomed to eternal death for He could not for Your sake see the sinner die. Too great a price was paid for every single soul.

Luke 6:36-38

My Beloved, we dare not be anything but merciful for if God were to judge us by our own lack of mercy to others we would have no hope. How easily we judge others and readily pint out their flaws and failings. Too readily do we condemn our brothers and sisters totally clueless of what has shaped them and made them as they are. Instead of showing understanding and compassion, instead of being grateful that God has spared us whatever painful circumstances that have shaped and warped them we are ever ready with criticism.

Beloved, here You warn us sternly that in the measure that we give we will receive. If we withhold  forgiveness from our brothers and sisters we will not be forgiven. If we lack mercy and compassion none will be shown to us. You also remind us to be generous and God in return, who cannot be outdone in mercy, compassion, love and generosity, will give us, not measure for measure, for that's how our bountiful God operates. Rather, we will receive in our sack good measure, pressed down, full and running over. 

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