Ginrich's Devotional Blog

August 30, 2012

Lamb

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John 1:29 On the next day John a saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Revelation 12:11 But a they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.

A lamb is described as a dumb animal.  It doesn’t know safety or where to go without a guide.  Lambs must have shepherds to care for them and shepherds will use trained dogs to help them keep the lambs together.  At the same time lambs represent meekness.  They have no sence of pride.  They are content with grazing and drinking from calm waters.  They are content with just being.  Jesus was represented as a lamb.  He was a lamb in His willingness to follow the Father’s lead.  He said He could only do what the Father did and say what the Father says.  He was also a lamb in His humility.  Though He was the very nature of God and a very real part of God, He humbled Himself to a baby of a poor family and walked in submission to them as He grew into a man.  He was also a lamb in that He became the blood sacrifice for our sins – each and every one of us for all time.  It is through His blood we receive forgiveness of our sins, our separation from God and are adopted as His chidren – more than just His creation.  As His children we are to follow the example of Jesus and be as lambs.  We have a lot of spots and blemishes Jesus never had but they are covered in His blood.  Our question is, as lambs, do we know the voice of our Master?  Are we true to the nature of a lamb and follow the call of His voice?  When we don’t we get lost and He will come find us but we could get pretty hurt in the process.  Let’s choose to keep our ears open for our Shepherd’s voice and stay in the safety of His watchful eyes and bountiful love

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March 23, 2012

One Foound

Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Luke 15:5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Jesus tells two parables, two stories pointing to a truth. In each parable something is lost then found. He is referring to the human race He created as being lost from Him. He said when one repents there is great rejoicing in heaven. He says when one is found it is joyfully accepted and put into the proper place. Our question is do we seek diligently for those who are lost. The shepherd left his comfort zone and his companions to find that lost sheep. The woman diligently cleaned until she found her coin. We, believers, have experience the joy in heaven when we came to know our Lord and Savior. We now are called to seek the lost and lead them into the way of everlasting life. Our question is what are we doing and do we really rejoice when we hear a new believer testify to God?

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