Project 3:16 continues with 2nd Samuel

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Blessings, Christian Beliefs, Outreach, Project 3:16, Running the Race, The Bible
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2 Samuel: 3:16 And her husband went along with her, weeping behind her, to Bahurim. And Abner said to him, Go, return! And he returned.

Sometimes a relationship is filled with the unthinkable and the unthinkable can bring tears. In this case after quite a time David asks for His wife Michal to be returned to him for 500 Philistine foreskins. So much time had passed that Michal had actually married another dude and he’s not happy at all. In fact he follows along behind and won’t leave things alone, He’s in fact so sad that he’s in tears. Copious manly tears.

Wait hold on 500 Philistine foreskins!? Yeah, sounds like a brilliant asking price, and also sounds fantastically weird. Truth be told David did have moments where he did strange things, not to mention things against the laws that God had given to the Israelites.

The Bible is full of people doing unthinkable things.

The Israelites took down Jericho by using a plan of God that involved walking round it and blowing trumpets.

Judas Escariot took 30 pieces of Silver to Betray Jesus Christ…and then took it back later because he felt bad.

The disciples constantly doubted and were shocked by almost everything Jesus did and taught.

However perhaps the most shocking thing is that God the Son gave up His heavenly place, was born by immaculate conception to Mary. Lived a human life as Jesus Christ and was crucified on the cross for the Sins of every person that has ever lived and ever will live. And God the Father resurrected Him to eternal life three days later. Fifty days later He returned to His exalted place in the heavens.

This sacrifice opened a way of reconciliation to God for everyone who believes.

For the believer this world while full of hurt is the worst thing we’ll ever experience, and please remember everyone can choose to repent and be a believer. When your time on earth as a believer comes to an end, when the New Heaven and New Earth are christened another wonderful promise is made.

4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Rev 21:4 (KJV)

Make the choice that to unbelievers seems to be utterly preposterous, choose to repent and accept the unthinkable gift of eternal life by grace through faith. God was the perfect sacrifice through Christ Jesus and he took our punishment for us, and He always gives us the grace we do not deserve.



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