Tag: Isaiah 49:8-9
Scripture reading for November 29th: 2nd Corinthians 5-8
Key Scriptures: 2nd Corinthians 5:21-6:2 “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For He says, “In the time of My favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.”
Paul urged the Corinthians to receive the grace of God and hold fast to it. That grace is summed up in the fact that God made Jesus Christ, His Son, to be sin for us that we might receive the gift of righteousness. This offer of favor is for now, today! We do not have a guarantee of tomorrow in this life! We can receive God’s grace in vain by hearing the gospel but failing to respond! May it never be!
The blessing of God’s favor: “This is what the Lord says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, to say to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!'” (Isaiah 49:8-9)