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The Call To Appreciate Jesus

"And she will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins" (Matt.1:21).

We get to listen to an angel of the Lord speak to Joseph in today's verse this morning, and the words are telling ones. We get to hear that this Jesus, who is to be miraculously born, will save his people from their sins... God is calling us to be appreciative of His Son Jesus. "But to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks (that's us) Christ the power of God and wisdom of God..." (1 Cor.1:24). There are so many reasons that we ought to appreciate Jesus more and more each day. He alone can save us from the guilt and power that sin can have on us, as he said that "you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free..." (Jn.8:24) The appreciation ought to extend to the fact that Jesus is able to save us from the condemnation of sin as well. "Therefore, there is no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus...." (Rom.8:1). If we allow Jesus into our lives, sin just cannot put that death-grip on us.... Finally, there is the ultimate reason for this appreciation. "To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles (that's us) the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col.1:27). To put it in the very simplest of terms, Jesus is our hope of heaven. All the reasons to appreciate the call from God almost pale in comparison to the hope that lies ahead. Lets take time today to meditate upon God's call to us to appreciate His Son Jesus...

Have a great day.... Do good and give God the credit.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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