Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Christmas and Why Jesus Came: The Character of God


"And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life." (1 John 5:20)

The good thing about Christians is that, most times, we remember why we have taken what some say is a pagan holiday and redeemed it to celebrate our Lord, Yeshua the Messiah, coming to earth as a man. Quite often though, the emphasis is upon His sacrifice for us.

While it is good to keep this at the forefront, also remember that one of His main purposes was to reveal the truth about a loving, caring, Heavenly Father. Lies have been spread about God since the beginning of man's existence and Jesus came to set things straight, to give us an understanding about God's true character. Let me leave you with a quote from a great classic author on prayer.

“The Revelation of the Father was His work. We have been taught to think, many of us, of His Atoning Work, of His Death, as the one feature upon which it is good to dwell. Such teaching gives us a wrong perspective. Before we can wish to be reconciled, we must know the Being to Whom we are to be reconciled. To know God is our first demand, and so the Revelation of the Father is the first work of Christ.” – Eyton, Robert The Lord’s Prayer: Sermons (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., LTD), p. 29

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