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The Preeimenence of Christ – Part 12

The Preeminence Of Christ – Part 12
God doesn’t keep score of our sins, but He keeps score of the good we do.
All our sins have been removed from us as far as the east is from the west (Psalms 103:12) through Jesus taking them unto Himself. Our sins are not remembered anymore (Hebrews 8:12).
But our merciful God remembers all the good we do. Even giving a person a cup of cold water in His name will not go unnoticed or unrewarded (Matthew 10:42). God is an awesome and good God!
Hebrews 6:10 says, “For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.”
What a wonderful truth! Many people believe without any qualification that the Lord keeps score of all the wrong we do, but that nothing we do is good enough for the Lord to take notice of. The abovementioned verses show that this belief is not correct.
Hebrews 6:13 continues to say, “For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself.”
Now, the Lord didn’t swear to Abraham for Himself. HE DIDN’T NEED TO STRENGTHEN HIS WORD. IT WAS ALREADY PERFECT.
But in order TO GIVE ABRAHAM ASSURANCE, the Lord swore with an oath to Abraham that He would perform His promises that He had made. He spoke Abraham’s “language” to get through to him.
Hebrews 6:14 quotes Genesis 22:16-18, which says:
“And said: “By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son — blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.””
Hebrews 6:15‭-‬17 says, “Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised. Now when people take an oath, they call on someone greater than themselves to hold them to it. And without any question that oath is binding. God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind.”
God will never change His promise to us. In Psalms 89:34 He says, “My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.”
Second Corinthians 1:20 says, “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.” Luke 12:32 says, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”
These verses show God’s commitment to fulfilling His promises to us. We should never question His commitment to honour His word.
Just like it happened with Abraham, at times it may take a while before we see the manifestation of His word, but we should not give up because He shall surely fulfill it.
Romans 8:32 says, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, HOW SHALL HE NOT WITH HIM ALSO FREELY GIVE US ALL THINGS?”

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