Pursuing the Christ for Advent – Day 2

 

God has a plan.

The genealogy  in Matthew 1 and in Luke 3  illustrate that God has a plan, a purpose.

God, in his sovereign grace and mercy, involves not only circumstances and events to fulfill his plan — he also involves people.

I have a part in God’s plan and purpose.  While “God has a wonderful plan for your life” is not untrue, the focus is on me. This is God’s creation, God’s world, God’s plan, God’s purpose. The focus should be on the One who authors and initiates and carries out the plan.

Job 42:1-6 CSB – 1 Then Job replied to the LORD: 2 I know that you can do anything and no plan of yours can be thwarted. 3 You asked, “Who is this who conceals my counsel with ignorance? ” Surely I spoke about things I did not understand, things too wondrous for me to know. 4 You said, “Listen now, and I will speak. When I question you, you will inform me.” 5 I had heard reports about you, but now my eyes have seen you. 6 Therefore, I reject my words and am sorry for them; I am dust and ashes.

God has a plan.

Psalm 57:1-3 CSB – 1 Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in you. I will seek refuge in the shadow of your wings until danger passes. 2 I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. God sends his faithful love and truth.

God has a plan.

Galatians 4:4-5 CSB – 4 When the time came to completion, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.

If things are not as they should be (confusing, distressing, upsetting, bland) can you trust that God has a plan, and He will fulfill His purpose?

 

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