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May 31 – The Plan Of Redemption Unfolds For Me

May 31, 2012

“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:  And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:  And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” – Gen 12:1-3

God desired a close spiritual relationship with man.  He, in fact, created man to seek after Him.  God gave man a command and told him that he would die the day he eats of it.  Man sins and falls: sin separated him from God (death).  Yet, God is so merciful, He still desires a relationship with man.  So He promises in Gen. 3:15 that the day would come in which Satan would be crushed, sin would not have dominion over man again, and those who would pursue Him, could find salvation from those sins.  In so doing, the sin barrier would be removed, and the relationship God desired to have with man would be renewed.  This would happen when the One promised came and paid the price, which was death.  Rom. 6:23 teaches us that “the wages of sin is death.” 

In order to preserve this intent to redeem mankind, Adam and Eve had another son, Seth.  From Seth came many descendants, including Enoch (who walked with God); Noah, who built the ark; skip a few generations and we meet a man named Abram (Abraham).  Hebrews 11 teaches us that Abraham was a man of faith.  He was a seeker whom God called to, and told him to leave the life he was currently living, and to follow Him.  Abraham did just that.  Take particular notice who called who.  God called him.  He did this because the promise He had earlier made was to come to pass.  Through Abraham, a descendant of Seth, who came from Eve, someone was coming to take care of this sin problem that stood between mankind and God.

And so, we see a covenant promised to Abraham.  God loved us so much, he began to structure things for us so we might begin to know and to understand Him.  He told Abraham that he (and his descendants)would be given a land; that his descendants would be great in number; and that all the nations of the earth were to be blessed because of his family.

We will continue to walk through this history in the coming days.  This history is important because as we go through this, we will begin to see how God’s plan will unfold, blessing all of creation.  This story is amazing and overwhelmingly reveals the extent God went to in order to save you and me.  He is an amazing God and His love reaches beyond our comprehension.  This is proven by the plan of redemption that was brought to us by Him.

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