Oh Lord, I am so grateful for the atonement You made for our sins. Because of what You have done for us on the cross, there is no more sacrifice needed for sins. You already made a way that we might be forgiven because of the blood You shed, that no other blood would have to be shed again. Thank You, Lord. I am so grateful that You did come to this earth, in order to redeem Your people, even the gentiles that believe in You, from their sins. Because I am adopted in, I am able to experience the blessings that You have bestowed upon Your people. What a great gift, of which I cherish every day of my life. Thank You for allowing me to be a part of Your kingdom, God. I may have been defiant and not worthy to be in Your presence in the past, but now my heart has been changed. You have transformed my life, and now all I want to do is do Your will and not my own. It would be selfish to live out the lusts of my flesh any longer when I could be out doing work in Your harvest. People are hurting all around the world, and I am grateful that You have sent me and so many others to help them. We are Your hands and feet, and for You to move in our lives, brings us the greatest joy. I don't have to have the best things in this world to be happy, but the best things that You have to offer me. These things that You offer I can take with me in heaven, of which I am much more happy with. Surely, the pleasure in this life will end, but Your love never ends. So be with me all my days. Come and make a place in my life, that all darkness will be scattered. I love You, Lord. Amen.
2 Samuel 21:1,2 (KJV)
1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)
Jesus shed His blood for us so that no other atonement has to be made for sins. He is our Lord, God, and Savior of the world.
So what was God’s response to what Saul did to the people of Gibeah? Well, there was a famine in Israel since David became king, because of Saul. Continue Reading