Connecting the dots

“Seeing what was to come he (David) spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay.  God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses to it.”  Acts 2:31-32.

Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Exodus 14-16, and Acts 2.

In Psalm 16, David is prophesying about Jesus.

Jesus would die but He wouldn’t stay dead.  God was going to raise Jesus from the dead.

Sometimes in life, things get made up as they go along.  Not with the Messiah.  Much was anticipated about Him because much was written about Him in the Old Testament.

There was a holy vagueness to what the Messiah would be like and when there is a vagueness there may follow attempts to “clear up” the vagueness.  The Jewish leaders, of Jesus’s time, went there.  Jesus didn’t match up to their projections of what the Messiah would be, so they fought against Him.  Paul was caught up in this activity in his early life.

I will never fully understand the workings of God.  I must avoid my own constructs of Him unless they match up with the Bible.

I know that Jesus died and I know why He died……to clear my sin record.  I know that God brought Jesus back to life to show that death is yet another thing that He has power over.  God accepted the sacrifice of Jesus and therefore my sin record has no bearing on my eternal destination.  Hallelujah!

“Lord, You are amazing.  Thanks for the announcements about You that were in place long before You were born in Bethlehem.  I thank You for dying to clear my sin record.  You have removed it and its consequences from me.  What a Savior!”

I must continue to learn more and more about God.  There are “footprints” to follow.

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