You Are Blessed!
“Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” (Psalm 32:1)
Our sins have been forgiven through Jesus Christ when He died on the cross so that we don’t have to go to hell – if we would just believe in Him. Let us surrender our life to Him and accept Jesus as Savior & Lord because we all need a to be saved, we cannot do it on our own.
Confess your sins and invite Him in your life so that you can start anew. Follow God as you read His word, the Bible.
“Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. for day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord’ – and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to You while You may be found.” (Psalm 32:2-6)
The Plagues of Exodus Chapters 7 – 12
Today is Sunday, April 12 and this is the sermon I heard about in our church.
You may know the story of Moses when he was sent by God back to Egypt to lead Israel out from bondage of slavery.
The Lord said to Moses that he had to say everything He commanded him – to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country.
One of the purposes God sent the plagues to Egypt is so that He will be known, especially by the Egyptians and maybe also by the other people in the countries nearby. Because He is the one true God, He can move with mighty acts of judgment among those who do not believe Him. Since Egypt have many idols or small gods, the Lord made Himself known through these things, using it as He sent the plagues:
1. Because Nile River was very important to the Egyptians and it has many uses, they worship it as a god named Hapi. God turned it to blood.
2. They look at frogs as a sign of fertility and they have a god of frogs named Heget. So God plagued the whole country with frogs.
3. They also idolizes comfort and they have a fly god named Vatchit. So the Lord turned the dust into gnats and also sent flies after.
4. Egyptians also have a cow god named Hathor that is why God plagued their livestock
5. They put so much importance on their health (but of course, it is not a sin to be concerned with it) so festering boils broke out on men and animals throughout the land.
6. Egyptians have a sky god named Nut that they trust with the weather so God sent hailstorm.
7. They have a harvest god named Osiris so God brought locusts to devour their crops.
8. Egyptians worship the sun (Re – sun god) and darkness spread over Egypt.
9. Lastly, every firstborn son in Egypt died.
We might think that God is very cruel because of this but we can see His great love for us when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He wants us to know Him personally, to be involved in our life and to be with Him eternally in heaven. We just have to really believe in Him and trust him with our life, accept Jesus as our Savior and Lord and live for Him.
But we might think that we don’t need Him because we are intelligent, we can run our own life, we are healthy. Whatever the reason, let us not harden our heart. There is no other god but Him and to love Him with all our heart, understanding and all all our strength is the greatest of all.
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.”