Tag: cords of sin
Scripture reading for April 3rd: Luke 23, Psalm 67, Proverbs 5
Key Scriptures: Luke 23:39-43 “One of the criminals who were hanged railed at Him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong. And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into Your kingdom.” And He said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.””
As Jesus hung on the cross, crucified between two criminals, a discussion between them took place. One criminal mocked Jesus as the “Christ” and made fun of His ability to save them or Himself. The other criminal rebuked the mocker and reminded him that they were really getting what they deserved but Jesus was innocent. Then the second criminal made a faith confession. He asked Jesus to remember him when He came into His kingdom! Jesus immediately answered that that day he would be with Him in Paradise!
Faith Confession: Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God, The Christ who alone can save me from my sins, and not only me but all who repent and believe in You. I look forward to Your return!
Proverbs 5:21-22 “For a man’s ways are before the eyes of the Lord, and He ponders all his paths. The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.”