Dec. 16, 2020

Good will to men...

Good will to men
Luke 2:14
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!
John 3:17(voice )
Here’s the point. God didn’t send His Son into the world to judge it; instead, He is here to rescue a world headed toward certain destruction.

We see above that when the angelic choir announced Christ birth to the shepherds, they sang Glory to God, peace on earth and good will to men. Christ's birth was proclaimed as a joyful event. Luke 2:9,10,11 And lo, an angel of [the] Lord was there by them, and [the] glory of [the] Lord shone around them, and they feared [with] great fear. And the angel said to them, Fear not, for behold, I announce to you glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all the people;
for to-day a Saviour has been born to you in David's city, who is Christ [the] Lord. The angels announcement was to proclaim glad tidings of great joy.  The word gospel means good news. The essence of the gospel is the fact that Christ came to set us free from the bondage to satan and sin. The Word says the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life. The enemy is a harsh taskmaster driving us to a lifetime of subjugation and sin under the pretext of being free to do as we please. However, in contrast God's gift is eternal life. We need to accept this gift to benefit from it. If we reject the gift of the Lord by rejecting His plan of salvation available uniquely through Jesus, we do not get the benefit of the gift which is eternal life in Christ. Christ has loved us with an everlasting love and has drawn us with His loving kindness.  This Christmas let us accept God's gift to us, let us crown Jesus as the Lord and Saviour of our lives. Let us pray: Father God we come to you in repentance, turning away from sin and disobedience to your word, we look to Christ as our Savior, who is the author and perfector of our faith. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given: and the government is upon his shoulder, and he shall call his name, Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The prince of peace.