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28th February 2023


Our Saviour and Lord

Psalm 20 is a royal psalm looking unto the saving power of the Lord.
We have seen how that saving power comes from God to the king (David) & the nation.
God our saviour who is our defender, deliverer, protector, help, support & strength.
Today we will look at how the Lord accepts us.


May He send you help from the sanctuary,
And strengthen you out of Zion;
May He remember all your offerings,
And accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah Psalm 20:2-3


Israel was required to bring gifts, offerings & sacrifices to the Lord their God.
These were offered up by the priests on behalf of the worshippers.
Some were specifically to cover sin & guilt. Whilst others were to bless the Lord & seek His favour.
All this was necessary to approach a holy & awesome God.
They were making sure they were right before Him & pleasing unto the Lord (Leviticus 1:13).

King David & the people of Israel were anticipating the great sacrifice of Christ which makes us right with God.
We have the awesome privilege of being able to encounter the risen Christ as we look back upon the cross.
Those who are ‘In Christ’ can with confidence & conviction know they are right with God & pleasing unto the Lord.
We are totally & fully accepted by the Lord through our beloved Saviour Christ (Ephesians 1:6).
The Great High Priest who sacrificed Himself to save His people from their sins.
There is now nothing to separate us from the love of the Father (Romans 8:38-39).
What a wonderful saviour. Hallelujah!!

King David & Israel had to offer up repeated gifts, offerings & sacrifices.
Christ has offered up the one perfect & perpetual sacrifice on our behalf (Hebrews 9:11-13).
In Christ the grace & favour of the Father is ever bestowed upon us.
Today is the accepted time & today is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2).
‘In Christ’ we live in the today of God’s great salvation. Safe & secure as we stand by faith.
Fully & totally accepted. Loved with the same love as the Father loves the beloved & only begotten Son (John 17:23 & 26).
How amazing is that – You are fully accepted & totally beloved unto the Lord. Hallelujah!!


For Reflection

  • In what ways have I experienced the grace, favour & acceptance of God?
  • Do I truly feel fully accepted & totally loved by my heavenly Father?
  • Meditate upon how we are fully accepted by the Lord through Christ’s great sacrifice.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you that Your grace & favour is ever toward me ‘In Christ’,
That I am accepted & beloved unto You.
That in You is help, strength, sustenance, support, comfort & refreshment.
Jesus thank you that You are my Great High priest,
That You gave your life in my place that I might live forever with You
Holy Spirit keep me living in the truth & light of who I truly am,
A beloved child of God. Hallelujah!!
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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