I'm so glad you are here! I hope during your visit you get a glimpse of God's heart for we become what we are gazing at. I pray that God refreshes you and gives you readiness to persevere in what He has for you today.
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"Let me tell you a riddle," Samson said to them. "If you can give me the answer within the seven days of the feast, I will give you thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes. If you can't tell me the answer, you must give me thirty linen garments and thirty sets of clothes." "Tell us your riddle," they said. "Let's hear it." He replied, "Out of the eater, something to eat; out of the strong, something sweet." For three days they could not give the answer."Judges 14:12-14
Don't you just love foreshadowing. I do, well, really I like it when I know what is being foreshadowed, otherwise I'm pretty oblivious and miss it. God just didn't build my brain to work that way. In fact unless someone asks me for something straight out, I just don't catch what they are wanting from me. For instance, one of our students awhile back was telling me how she hurt her arm and needed to go to the doctor. I felt for her and was thinking about if she would need to miss class or if she had insurance. But the thought of, "I should take her" never crossed my mind. So since I wasn't getting it, she said, "Can you take me?" "Oh! Yeah, you need a ride..." After she asked me, the lights went on to how she had been alluding. Just like with foreshadowing, I totally miss it until after the event that was foreshadowed. And that is why I think this is so cool!
Check this out:
They gambled for clothes.
The number 30
Something living, healthy and life giving came from death.
There was confusion for 3 days.
Could it be possible the God of heaven and earth, the Author of Life Who knows the end from the beginning was foreshadowing the King of all Kings? Could it be possible He was hinting at His death and redemption to come?
Through the death of Christ we are given the opportunity for life, the opportunity to taste the sweetness of the land of milk and honey. At the death of Jesus, his clothes were gambled for and Judas received thirty pieces of silver for his betrayal. And for three days there was confusion. The lion was killed by mankind and that very death was the means where the most nourishment could come to the very mankind that killed it.
So basically I think God loves His story. I think the cross is His favorite part and all throughout the rest of His-story and His Word He points to it, like in Isaiah and Psalms, hundreds of years before Christ even came to earth as a man.
So here we have a glimpse of what God loves. The Cross. And not only the cross, but the life-giving sustenance it brings!
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