Bible Study Plan 2019
Today we read:
-Food for thought day 124-
• Isaiah 53:11-12
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. The lost were the same ones that were against His ministry. Jesus knew the only way He could win their hearts, was to function in what they lacked, and that was the love of God.
The question is: “How do you feel when you are loving and praying for the same people who do not want to have anything to do with you?”
I know this is contrary to the way the world functions, but we are not here to function on the world’s standard but on Christ’s.
That is why the Bible says: “though we live in this world, we’re not of this world.” It’s for this reason Jesus prayed for the lost for the three and half years of His earthly ministry; for their salvation and therefore never stopped ministering to them whenever He had the opportunity to do so.
The Bible says: “He shall see [the fruit] of the travail of His soul and be satisfied; by His knowledge of Himself [which He possesses and imparts to others] shall My [uncompromisingly] righteous One, My Servant, justify many and make many righteous (upright and in right standing with God), for He shall bear their iniquities and their guilt [with the consequences, says the Lord]. Therefore will I divide Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers], and He shall divide the spoil with the mighty, because He poured out His life unto death, and [He let Himself] be regarded as a criminal and be numbered with the transgressors; yet He bore [and took away] the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors (the rebellious). [Luke 22:37.]”
Isaiah 53:11-12 AMPC
The greater love is the ability to pour out yourself for others to be delivered out of darkness into The Kingdom of light.
Remember, true love is not only praying for the ones who love you, but praying for the very ones that don’t want to have anything to do with you.
“If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even, the [very] sinners love their lovers (those who love them).
“But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked. So be merciful (sympathetic, tender, responsive, and compassionate) even as your Father is [all these].”
Luke 6:32, 35-36 AMPC
Love never fails!
Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.
Think and Act!!!!!