THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Skydiving is a good depiction of humanity.
We begin by thinking we are "above it all."
Then, we start looking for a way to be SAVED!
And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying,
This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.
Light from the Word.
They ridiculed the Creator, Immanuel, God with us.
Men still do today!
Yet, He is the One from whom angels hide their faces!
The Eternal Creator Who "was made flesh and dwelt
among us!" (John 1:14)
He was, and is, ridiculed because He "receiveth sinners."
He receives them to forgive, cleanse, justify, regenerate.
He takes us from being sons of sin to being
"sons of God!"
Christ "receiveth" sinful men!
He pardons and welcomes just as did the prodigal's father.
Upon us He places His own "robe of righteousness."
He "seals" us with the signet ring of His Holy Spirit, preserving
our souls to the eternal glory of His own.
He prepares a great supper of which we shall partake continually
- communing with Him eternally.
He makes us "ambassadors" in His service to reach out to all
sinners with this wonderful offer of salvation.
This fact is still true today!
Let us sing the anthem: Christ Receiveth Sinful Men!