Hi, God’s word for me today is in Obadiah 1:17 which says:
“17 But on Mount Zion will be deliverance;
it will be holy,
and Jacob will possess his inheritance.”
Obadiah is talking about a deliverance in Zion. The people of Israel would be delivered and they would possess their inheritance. Mount Zion would be the rescue of Israel, it would be their deliverance. They would be saved at Mount Zion, they would live because of Mount Zion. Israel would go to Zion to live, Zion would be the complete deliverance of Israel. It would be holy, and not only would it be a deliverance but Jacob would possess his inheritance.
What a picture of Jesus! Jesus is our deliverance, we were saved by Him! How? He died for us on the cross so that we could live! He delivered us from our sins, He is our Mount Zion. He is our deliverance! Why would He do that? Because He loved us! Jesus actually loved us so much that He delivered us from our sins by sacrificing Himself for us. He is holy and He delivered us, now we possess the inheritance that Jesus gave us at the cross. We will go to heaven and live eternally with our deliverer and savior Jesus! What an inheritance!
If you have not trusted in Jesus then you have not been delivered from your sins and you do not have the inheritance that Jesus gives us! Why don’t you trust in Jesus our deliverer and live?
“19 We love because he first loved us.” (NIV 1 John 4:19)
We love Jesus and we love others because Jesus first loved us enough to die for us! Why don’t you trust in our great deliverer and savior? If you trust in Jesus then you will be delivered and Jesus will give you the inheritance that we can live with Him forever in heaven!
As Christians we should love others. Yes that is very hard sometimes, but because Jesus loved us we should want to show love to others! If we are mad at the other person then if we think of the cross we should not be angry, how can you when Jesus gave up His very life for us? We should show love to others, one way that we can do that is to share the Gospel with them! If they trust in Jesus then they are saved from their sins, we should share the Gospel with them!
Praise God that we are saved from our sins and that we have an inheritance with Jesus!
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.