Sunday, September 18, 2016

Gracious Redemption (from Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed Bible Study)

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Gracious Redemption
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Gracious Redemption

Last week, our study through Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed led us to crossroads.  Crossroads are places in our lives where we must make decisions.  We must choose to follow the path where God leads us or a path leading to sin and the consequences of that sin.  This week, we are reminded of God’s gracious redemption.  The is the “redeemed” part of our 6 week study.

Most of our study is from 2 Samuel 24, 1 Chronicles 22, and 1 Chronicles 28 – 29.

During this study, we dug more deeply into the Davidic Covenant.  I never realized until this study how beautiful this passage is.  David was quiet a character.  He was a man after God’s own heart.  He loved God and God loved David, but David’s life was laced with scandal, adultery, and even murder.  David was a man of war and bloodshed.

David’s life goal was to build a temple, a house for God’s Ark of the Covenant.  It was his heart’s desire, but God would not allow David to build the house because he was a man of war and had shed too much blood.  Still, God promised David that he would eventually have a son and his son would build the house.

Even after God’s promise to David, David still sinned against God and he sinned big!  God is a just God. He punished David for his sins, but He did not remove his promise to David.

Eventually, after an adulterous relationship, betrayal, and suffering through punishments including the loss of a baby son, David’s son Solomon was born to him.  God honored his promise to David and chose David’s son Solomon to build the temple.

However, God’s plan for David was not over.  David had made mistakes and he had suffered his consequences.  He was now an old man.  He had not been allowed to build the temple.  God was not finished with David.

God allowed David to take part in the temple’s construction by allowing him to gather all the materials Solomon would need to build the house for God’s name.  David was allowed to make preparations for the temple.  David took great joy in his gracious redemption.

We too can take great joy in God’s gracious redemption.
No matter what you’ve done, you will be able to  go deeper still.  If you are alive, there is a future; there is hope because there is God,” – Kay Arthur
That my friends, wraps up the full 6 week study of Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed.  You are anointed for a purpose.  God will transform your life to accomplish his plan and purpose through you.  Even if we think we’ve messed all that up, God is the God of gracious redemption.

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