The stripes (wounds) that fell on our Savior’s back became part of fulfilling the Father’s will: when Jesus delivered us from “sin sickness”*. (Is. 53:5)
Our hope is in Him, Jesus Christ the Lord, God’s Son and our Savior. This hope will not be put to shame through the conniving or insulting of oppressors, because God is faithful. The Father will fulfill His promise toward us.
His promise is that when we participate in eternal life- we will live! What is eternal life and when does it start?
Eternal life is this that you may know Him, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent (see John 17:3). It started the moment I agreed to His Lordship in my life. It started when I ended my futile work to save myself and submitted to the Lord Almighty and to His holy name (or His unchanging nature/character).
I fell in love with the Bible at 9 years old (the most authenticated ancient writing known to mankind). I ask God daily for insight and wisdom.
Insight and wisdom are the protection we have in a day of deception. From His word we know that God is the One with the ultimate authority over our eternity.
Eternal life can start today. Being born again means that you will “know” or experience intimate insights into a relationship that endures the test of time. -Teresa #steadfastlove #pouredout #HisSongiven
Psalm 119:116-124 (ESV)
116 Uphold me according to your promise, that I may live,
and let me not be put to shame in my hope!
117 Hold me up, that I may be safe
and have regard for your statutes continually!
118 You spurn all who go astray from your statutes,
for their cunning is in vain.
119 All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross,
therefore I love your testimonies.
120 My flesh trembles for fear of you,
and I am afraid of your judgments.
121 I have done what is just and right;
do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 Give your servant a pledge of good;
let not the insolent oppress me.
123 My eyes long for your salvation
and for the fulfillment of your righteous promise.
124 Deal with your servant according to your steadfast love,
and teach me your statutes.
*Hebrew translation by Dr. David Eckman