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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Today's Verse : Romans 15:12

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December 21, 2011

VERSE:
And again, Isaiah says, "The Root of Jesse will spring up, one
who will arise to rule over the nations; the Gentiles will hope in
him."
-- Romans 15:12
http://www.SearchGodsWord.org/desk/?query=Romans+15:12
THOUGHT:
When Jesus came, he did come to the nation of Israel, according
to the promises made to God's people. He was a proper descendant of
King David, the son of Jesse. His birth was prophesied by Jewish
prophets and recorded in the Bible of the Israelite people. But no
matter how Jewish his origins, Jesus came for all people in
fulfillment of Old Testament promises that God would save all
nations through Israel and the Jewish Messiah. While David brought
Israel great power and notoriety as an awesome warrior and King,
Jesus brought the reign of grace to the hearts of millions of Jews
and non-Jews by conquering death and bringing true life.
PRAYER:
Father, as this year draws to a close and ethnic and religious
emotions are stirred around the world, please bless us with peace.
Give us a deep sense of your love and presence. Shepherd us in your
grace. At the same time, rekindle in our hearts your desire to
bring all people together in peace through salvation in Jesus.
Please bless your children throughout the world who are lovingly
sharing your gospel to a culture other than their own. Bless them
as they are apart from their families. Most of all, bless them with
the joy of their desire -- using them to lead someone to salvation
during this holiday season. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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