Thursday, May 25, 2017

He Came To Save

"For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them.  And they went to another village."  Luke 9:56.  Messengers had been sent by Jesus into a village of the Samaritans to receive Him in His journey toward Jerusalem.  These Samaritans would not receive Him.  James and John wanted fire to be sent from heaven to destroy them.  Hence, the rebuke of Christ and the reminder of His mission into the world.  Jesus came to save.  There will be those who reject Him, but they may later change their mind about Him.  However, to reject Christ is to reject His salvation.  Jesus has sent His church to make ready the hearts of people to receive Him.  Many do not hear our plea for their salvation.  Our spirit is not for God to destroy them, but to hope that they might change their mind and come to know Him.  Jesus and His disciples went to another village.  There are so many more villages to which we must go.  There is a world of people that we must tell the story of heaven's offer of redemption.  Jesus came to earth because of His will for the salvation of those who would receive Him.  Christ must be received into our hearts by obedience to His truth.  He came to save.  Let us not reject Him, but rather, receive Him.

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