Green Pastures

Hi, God’s word for me today is in Amos 1:2 which says:

He said:

“The Lord roars from Zion
    and thunders from Jerusalem; 
the pastures of the shepherds dry up,
    and the top of Carmel withers.”

Amos wrote this 2 years before an earthquake came to Israel, he was prophesying what was going to happen to Israel 2 years later. This is also an example of what would have happened to us if we did not have a deliverer! We were sinners and God hates sin, therefore we were going to die with God’s wrath on us. We were going to die with our sins on us, we needed a perfect sacrifice because any other sacrifice would not fully atone for our sins!

Jesus who is the son of God (and God Himself) came down from heaven and died for us so that we could live! Jesus loved us so much that He died for us on the cross and now if we trust in Him then we live! Jesus actually came down from heaven to die for us so that we could have eternal life. At the cross He took all of the wrath of God on Himself along with out sins so that we could live.

Unbelievers are still in the dry pastures that the devil entices them with. But if you are an unbeliever then why don’t you come to the green pastures that Jesus gave us at the cross.

    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters.” 
(NIV Psalm 23:2)

Jesus is the only true shepherd who can lead us beside green pastures and quiet waters, why don’t you trust in Him and be saved from your sins? The devil’s pastures are all dried up, but Jesus’ pastures are rich and full of the Gospel because He loves you and He died for you.

We should share that good news with unbelievers so that they can have eternal life! We should tell unbelievers the Gospel so that they can go to the green pastures of the Gospel and be saved. Jesus died for us and we should share that wonderful news with those that have not accepted it. Jesus loved us enough to die for us on the cross.

Thank You Jesus for dying for us on the cross. Thank You for being our sacrifice so that we can live. Thank You Jesus for being our shepherd and leading us by green pastures.

Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.


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