His Sake, is your Sake February 5
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Sometimes I’ve thought that if I were ever stranded on a deserted island and only allowed one book out of the bible, it would probably be the book of Ephesians. It can really provoke you to deep thoughts in the Lord.
This is such a beautiful verse in the bible, pretty straight forward, be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving.
But then Paul says something very amazing “even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.”
The modern definition of the word Sake is: out of consideration for, or in order to help someone.
But in the 1947 Webster’s dictionary it also means: fault, blame, guilt, blemish, physical imperfection.
Did you know that because Jesus took all of your faults, all of your blame, all of your guilt, all of your hidden blemishes and your physical imperfections (sickness). That God the father will accept you out of consideration for His Son!
One night I had what is called a night vision. I was approaching Jesus and casting my crown before him, then I stepped to the side of the platform and watched as others were casting their crowns before Jesus. Behind the platform was Father God sitting in a chair with His hands on His knees watching and enjoying everything that was going on. I felt concerned and I said, “Father God, this seems so unfair, what do you get out of this?”
God our Father is such a sweet being He turned His head smiled at me and said, “I get you”.
The sensation I had of this being an extremely poor trade was overwhelming, with all the people casting their crowns before Jesus, the trade was still not enough to cover the cost that Jesus paid for you & I.
We will probably in all eternity never know the true value of the trade. But for some reason Jesus thinks you’re worth every drop of His blood.
He is: Jehovah-Go’el