And Leah said, GOD hath endued me with a good dowry; now will my husband dwell with me, because I have born him six sons: and she called his name Zebulun. And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah. And GOD remembered Rachel, and GOD hearkened to her, and opened her womb. And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, GOD hath taken away my reproach: And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son. (Gen 30:20-24)
While Jacob, his descendants, and most of the people of Israel failed (as we all do at times) to live up to GOD's standards, GOD has never failed in any of His promises. He has a plan, a purpose, and a people to accomplish His will in every generation and every dispensation of His grace. GOD does not change, and there is no plan B. Grace by faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary has always been the plan of Salvation. Our response to His mercy toward us is obedience to the revelation of GOD in context, understanding, and rightly dividing the Word of Truth through study, discipleship, and fellowship with the Master.
His purpose for us has always been that we should minister to this lost and dying world as GOD gives the increase, disciple one another in love and in the Word, and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. We are to share His love and the liberty that comes from His forgiveness of our sIn through a right relationship with the Father through Jesus Christ and His provision for our sIn debt. GOD commands us to go and tell, and as we go, preach the Word that they might hear and believe, and believing have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. Turn away from your sIn and unrighteousness and trust what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, and is our Life. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life.