Thankful for Compassion!

Scripture reading for March 29th:  2nd Samuel 16-20

Key Scriptures:  2nd Samuel 18:32-33  “The king asked the Cushite, “Is the young man Absalom safe?”  The Cushite replied, “May the enemies of my lord the king and all who rise up to harm you be like that young man.”  The king was shaken.  He went up to the room over the gateway and wept.  As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom!  My son, my son Absalom!  If only I had died instead of you–O Absalom, my son, my son!”

King David cried out in mourning at the news of the death of his rebellious son Absalom.  As he sobbed, he stated that he wished it would have been him that had died instead.  This is the heart of a father and our Father God over His rebellions sons and daughters! 

Thankful for God’s heart:  Jesus Christ, God’s Son, actually died in our place to pay for our rebellion!  ” . . for all had sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.  God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in His blood.”  (Romans 3:23-25)

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