Jacob had ruined his life. He had lied to and cheated his family, and now he was about to pay! When his brother threatened to kill him, Jacob fled for his life, and while running away from his sin, he ran straight into God! Surprisingly, God met Jacob in love, and it changed his life. Sometimes we also try to run from the consequences of our sin, but we must remember that God’s love is greater than our sin! He longs to restore us to Himself if we will just surrender.
Our Freedom in Christ
On July 4th we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence which made America a free nation. We owe a great debt of gratitude for the sacrifices that have been made so that we can be free. But we owe a far greater debt to Jesus for the freedom He purchased for us with His own blood! Do we really know all that we have been set free from in Christ? Once we truly begin to understand what His sacrifice has done for us, every day will be a celebration of the Christian’s Declaration of Independence!