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Exodus 30; John 9; Proverbs 6; Galatians 5

I read of the ransom in Exodus. Every man was required at census to pay a ransom to purify his life and to make himself right with the Lord. It didn’t matter if he was a rich man or a poor man. There was a cost each one paid.

14 All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord. 15 When this offering is given to the Lord to purify your lives, making you right with him, the rich must not give more than the specified amount, and the poor must not give less. 16 Receive this ransom money from the Israelites, and use it for the care of the Tabernacle. It will bring the Israelites to the Lord’s attention, and it will purify your lives.” (Exodus 30:14-16, NLT)

Because of Christ, my ransom has been paid. The penalty of sin is death, and he suffered that death for my sins. Oh, he has brought me to the Father’s attention, and the indwelling Holy Spirit will purify my life. This is Christ’s love.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25 Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. 26 Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another. (Galatians 5:24-26, NLT)

The blind man from birth did not know that his whole life would change when he met Jesus, that the years leading to that point served a purpose, and that in one moment, he would be the subject of change that would glorify God (to this very day).

“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him. We must quickly carry out the tasks assigned us by the one who sent us. The night is coming, and then no one can work. But while I am here in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:3-5, NLT)

People who had known him as a blind beggar weren’t even sure he was the same person. (His neighbors and others who knew him as a blind beggar asked each other, “Isn’t this the man who used to sit and beg?” Some said he was, and others said, “No, he just looks like him!” John 9:8-9, NLT.) And others still, whose hearts were hard and unteachable, refused to acknowledge the truth.

39 Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”

40 Some Pharisees who were standing nearby heard him and asked, “Are you saying we’re blind?”

41 “If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.” (John 9:39-41, NLT)

Every morning when I run, I keep my eyes on the road in front of me to watch for rocks and branches that could trip me up. So much more, now, Lord, I watch the path.

But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.

You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly isn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom. This false teaching is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough! 10 I am trusting the Lord to keep you from believing false teachings. God will judge that person, whoever he is, who has been confusing you. (Galatians 5:5-10, NLT)

Lord, help me to take inventory of my heart. Help me to live by the power of your Spirit. When troubles come, they reveal where I’ve put my faith, what I’ve prioritized. You have called me to freedom. Let me walk in it.

Courtney (66books365)

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Leviticus 17, Psalm 20, Psalm 21, Proverbs 31, 1 Timothy 2

 The Lord spoke, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Leviticus 17:11

 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Read http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Lev.%2017;%20Ps.%2020,21;%20Prov.%2031;%201%20Tim.%202&version=NKJV

              How grateful I am for You Lord God! You clearly tell me what is required to be clean in Your Presence! “blood atonement for my soul” And You provided it for me by the Sinless Life, torturous Death and Victorious Resurrection of Your only begotten Son Jesus!

              Thank You for sharing the Gospel with me! Thank You for making it irrefutable that I was sinful and deprived of True Life and Love – and Undeniable that Your Son Jesus took the full Wrath of God that I deserved for everything I have ever said, done, felt, and thought that was against You and Your Word!

            Lord God, I am soooo grateful that I am Your daughter! (1) Oh, thank You my God and Savior! I could never provide for myself the One Mediator Sacrifice! Yet You did this for me!

Psalm 20       Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. v.7 

            I had trusted in “chariots, and horses” by running from You! I had been fleeing from Your Presence, Truth, and Your Ways. I chose to trust my own mind, heart, emotions, and flesh – deceiving myself and manipulating others. I was in the dark, though the world saw me as a very “good girl”. I am glad I couldn’t fool You Lord God – for You see into my heart always! (2) And because of Your Great Love, You came to rescue me from my sin and death!

Psalm 21       Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You.You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The Lord shall swallow them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them. v.8-9

             This was me! I was Your enemy! Yet You DID do Justice! You poured out all of Your Anger, Wrath and Vengeance for all of my sin!  You exercised Your Powerful Love and Mercy through the Lord Jesus Christ. You placed all the condemnation for sin upon Him so that I would not have to bear it forever in hell! (3)

Proverbs 31             Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised. v. 30

            I shall not to be fearful about my appearance but shall choose to live in the Fear of the Lord daily! Teach me, guide me, grow me, show me – fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I would live for you and please You here on earth and always!

            Lord God – Help me to show others that True Beauty is purity of heart. Not the things that I have nor portraying a persona, but living every moment conscious of You as my Savior and Lord. That Truth brings me enough Joy to set my sails billowing full, to propel my ship through all sorts of waters!  (4)

Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power. Psalm 21:13

 Bible Insights – 

1 –  2 Corinthians  5:17, John 1:12-13, 1 Peter 1:23, 1 John 3:1

2 – 1 Samuel 16:7

3 – Romans 3:10-26, Romans 5:6-11, Romans 8, Exodus 20

4 – 2 Peter 1:1-11

Crystal (PsalmThirty4)

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