Joy in a sinners salvation!
Scripture reading for March 22: Luke 15, Psalm 59, Proverbs 28
Key Scriptures: Luke 15:8-10 “”Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost. Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.””
In response to the grumbling of the Pharisees about Jesus’ eating with sinners and tax collectors, Jesus told several parables to explain God’s heart for those that were lost. The first was about a sheep that was lost out of a flock of one hundred. The shepherd searched until he found it and held a celebration when he did. Next, a woman had ten silver coins and lost one. She searched until she found it and had a party of celebration afterwards. Jesus said this was how it was in heaven when one lost sinner repented!
Faith Confession: Lord, I rejoice when anyone that is lost finds Jesus Christ as savior! It is comforting to know that You and heaven’s angels rejoice as well! Action step: Share the Gospel with someone you know is lost today, with joy and expectancy that they will obtain mercy!
Proverbs 28:13 “Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.”