A refuge for His people

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Joel 3:16 which says,

16 The LORD will roar from Zion
and thunder from Jerusalem;
the earth and the heavens will tremble.
But the LORD will be a refuge for his people,
a stronghold for the people of Israel.”

The Lord was a stronghold and a refuge for His people, for Israel. When they were in trouble they could run to Him and He would save them. At the time the Israelites were in slavery but now the Lord was their refuge and they could run to Him as their stronghold. The Lord is also saying that when the day of the Lord came that His people would be able to run to Him.

But the Israelites are not the only ones who are God’s people now. You see it doesn’t matter if you are an Israelite or not and the reason is because Jesus came down from heaven to die for our sins. Who is Jesus and why did He die for our sins? Jesus was (and is) the son of God and the reason that He died for our sins was so that we wouldn’t die with God’s wrath on us. We were sinners and the Lord hates sin so Jesus came down from heaven and made us sons and daughters of God. That is why you can be anyone and still be a son or daughter of God.

We should accept Jesus as our savior because He died for our sins to atone for us. It is amazing that the son of God would come down from heaven to atone for sinners, He could have stayed in heaven and we would have gotten our deserved punishment, but Jesus came down from heaven and took our sins on Him and then He died for us. We should accept Him as our savior so that we can be saved from our sins.

We should also share the Gospel with others so that they can know the Gospel and be encouraged in it. We should read our Bibles and pray to God so that we can talk to God and read and listen to His voice. We should go to a good Gospel church so that we can be encouraged in the Gospel too. We should believe in Jesus as our savior and we should run to Him in times of need, He is our refuge and our strong tower and we should flee to Him.

Thank You Jesus for letting us trust in You, thank You Jesus for loving us so much that You came down from heaven for us. Thank You for dying on the cross to save us from our sins on the cross. Thank You Jesus for, after being in the grave for three days, on the third day rising again and then ascending into heaven to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. Thank You so much Jesus for loving us enough to die for us and for us to trust in you.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV John 3:16)

Jesus loved us enough to die for us, thank You Jesus?

Are you trusting in Jesus?

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.


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