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Friday, December 24, 2010

A Most Important Birth

"There has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come to be upon his shoulder." -Isaiah 9:6


Isaiah prophesied about Jesus' birth nearly 700 years in advance.
Jesus' birth and his role in God's purpose would be important,
something for people to look forward to.
Why? Jesus was to be called, "Prince of Peace." Isaiah next says:

"To the abundance of princely rule and to peace there will be no end,
upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom
in order to establish it firmly and to sustain it
by means of justice and by means of righteousness,
from now on and to time indefinite.
The very zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this."
-Isaiah 9:7

Isaiah points to the fact that Jesus would become a mighty ruler and his rulership would be sustained by means of justice and by means of righteousness. What good news for mankind!

The angel Gabriel echoed Isaiah's prophecy
when he announced Jesus' coming birth to Mary. He states:

"This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High;
and Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father,
and will be king over the house of Jacob forever,
and there will be no end to his kingdom" -Luke 1:32, 33.

Clearly, the importance of Jesus' birth is in the work Christ would do
as the appointed King of God's Kingdom.
Christ's rule can benefit each and every one of us.
No wonder the angels broke out in joyful song praising God.
The lowly shepherds heard their song,
and it gave them a firm hope that this birth would bring
"peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."
-Luke 2:14 Today's English Version

To enjoy the peace that Christ's rule will bring,
we need to please God and have a good relationship with him.
Jesus taught that we are to take in knowledge of God and Christ Jesus.
(John 17:3)
The best way we remember Jesus's birth
and please God is to apply Jesus teachings in our everyday life.

"He that has my commandments and observes them,
that one is he who loves me.
In turn, he who loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him." -John 14:21

May we all continue to dig into God's word the Bible, as if digging for treasure,
with the purpose, yes the desire to learn "the deep things of God."
(Proverbs 2:1-5; 1 Corinth. 2:10, 16; Ephesians 3:18, 19)

1 comment:

The Vineyard said...

Yes, so important to remember Christ daily. Timely words, Aunt Ronna, that I appreciate.