Day 15 – Scripture and Prayer for Lent

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…                1 Corinthians 15:3‭-‬4

God, I thank you today that the gospel, the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is not new. It has been passed to us through the Apostles of our Lord. They in turn got it via revelation from You. But the revelation began with Your holy Scriptures, the Ancient prophecies. These prophecies point to the seed of a woman who would crush Satan’s head, who would be from the nation of Israel whose founder is Abraham, to bless all the nations of the earth, who would be from the tribe of Judah, who would be from the family of David out of the town of Bethlehem, from a virgin girl. This passed down, prophesied, gospel was all planned well in advance, from the foundation of the world. It is ancient yet relevant, it is old but makes us new. It is a plan for all mankind but it is personal to me. It is so  complicated a scholar can’t connect all the dots but so simple someone with childlike faith  can understand and  believe and be saved. Today that someone is me. Thank you for the passed down, prophesied, planned gospel that has saved me through Jesus Christ, Amen

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