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Daily Devotional - November 8th

Nov 8, 2017 - Nov 8, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Daily Read – Ezekiel 18:1-19:14; Hebrews 9:1-10; Psalm 106:32-48; Proverbs 27:10
 
 Ezekiel 18:25-29
"Yet you say, 'The way of the Lord is not fair.' Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.  Yet the house of Israel says,
'The way of the Lord is not fair.' O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair,
and your ways which are not fair?
 
I have provided everything you need to walk a redeemed, healthy, prosperous, and righteous life. I have given you the gift of the cleansing and redeeming blood of My precious Son, Jesus Christ. My Son, the spotless lamb, laid down His life spilling His blood as eternal atonement for all mankind.
 
From the cross, His powerful declaration, "It is finished", echoes forever through time and space reaching every tribe, tongue and nation. You are the forgiven through the cleansing blood of Christ. Your sins are forever washed away.
 
However, this is a gift. I have also given you a free will to receive this gift. I honor your will and cannot make you receive what is freely yours to take. It is your decision, not Mine. I already made My decision to forgive you by sending My Son to die in your place. Now, it is your turn to decide if you will receive.
 
Is it unfair for a loving heavenly Father and Creator of all to provide such an extravagant gift of salvation and eternal life? Is it unfair that My Son who knew no sin, took on your sin and nailed it to a cross paying your debt in full?
 
Is it fair that so many of My children reject My gift choosing death rather than life?
 
All My children are given opportunity to embrace My lavish gift. It is your choice and theirs. My ways are fair and just because I am a fair and just God. My love covers all sin because I am love.
 
I have an extravagant gift for you....
Will you open it?
 
Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for weighing Your ways in the scales and balances of my finite flesh. You are God and I am not! No one has the right to judge You deciding if You are fair or unfair. I have made choices in my life that brought destruction and death, but I have made wise choices that have brought restoration and life. The wisest decision I have made is receiving the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. In receiving Christ, I receive, cleansing, forgiveness, redemption, salvation, healing, and completeness.
 
Talk about being fair! I exchanged my life for Your life and
You exchanged Your life for my life.
 
It sure does sound like I got the better end of that deal :).