Clothed with Grace: God Chose Jesus

Thursday, December 18, 2014

God Chose Jesus

I'm continuing my series called "God Chose.." by sharing today how God chose Jesus. Luke 2:11 states to the shepherds "Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord." But why Jesus?
Before Jesus came, we lived in a world of rules, specifically the 10 Commandments, and to get to heaven and be with God you had to follow all of them to the letter of the law. If you didn't, you had to offer burnt offerings to ask God for forgiveness.  This had to be exhausting because, let's face it, we all break at least one of these commandments each day. Let's take a peek:
  1. You shall have no other gods before Me. - Hmm I'm pretty sure I've made social media a much bigger priority than it should be.
  2. You shall not make idols. -How much time do I spend outfit planning????
  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. -Not really my thing, but OMG is said in our society like crazy..
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. -Yes, I got to church to worship, but much of the afternoon is spent watching Netflix....
  5. Honor your father and your mother. -This was definitely not a strength of mine as a teenager...
  6. You shall not murder.- Ok, I'm good her, but Jesus later said hate equates to murder, and I have to admit I've been guilty of these feelings from one time to another.
  7. You shall not commit adultery. -Ok, good here too, but later Jesus said even looking to someone with lust is the same as adultery. Yikes.
  8. You shall not steal. -Feeling pretty good here now, but I do remember two specific times I did this as a child.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. -This means not to lie...Yep, guilty of this.
  10. You shall not covet. -Pinterest and Instagram...meep.
Based on these commandments I have earned a spot with my name on it in Hell.  That's why God sent Jesus.

Everyone needs salvation from Jesus because we've all sinned. Romans 3:23 says: "We have all fallen short of the glory of God."

The price of sin is death. Romans 6:23 says "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is life though Jesus Christ our Lord."

Jesus died for our sins and paid the price for our death. Romans 5:8 says: "But God showed his great love for us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."

We receive salvation and eternal life though Jesus. Romans 10:9-10, and 13 says:
 "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved ... For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Salvation through Jesus brings use into peace and relationship with God. Romans 8:38-39 says: "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."

That's why Jesus came. God loves us and wants us to be with him in heaven, so he made a way. By believing in Jesus we are saved my grace though faith,- and this is not from ourselves, but a gift of God. (Ephesians 2: 8-9)
I know there was a lot of information here today. Maybe this is all information you knew, but maybe you have questions. email me and I'll do my best to help!


I picked up this dress for 40% off on black Friday from Target and originally was planning to wear it with my black vest, but it felt clunky, so I decided to keep it simple and wear it with my black tights and booties.  Sometimes easy is best. : )



Dress: Merona same
Necklace: chloe + isebel same
Tight: Target
Booties: Jessica Simpson similar

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14 comments:

  1. This dress is too cute!! Sometimes simple is the best :)

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  2. I have just loved these posts! I've been reading them to my boys as a kind of advent focused devotion on the go. Its been a great way to keep Jesus in front during this crazy month of parties and candy and gifts. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. What a fun tear drop message and awesome message today! Have a great Thursday! Rachel xo
    https://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/fleurty-bands/

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  4. Thank you for sharing the beautiful message! Jesus is the reason for this season!

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  5. Great message, thanks for sharing! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. I LOVE this dress, I think I need to make it part of my wardrobe asap!

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  7. This series has been great, Ginny! Thanks again!
    And this dress looks super comfy, yet super chic on ya- love it!

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  8. I'm really enjoying this series, Ginny. I like how you write about religion--not preachy and straight forward. Really makes me put things into perspective this time of year:) And you look cute while doing it! Hope you're having a great day:)

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  9. AMEN really really enjoy this ginny! You are not only a great fashionista but a true inspiration as a woman of god! btw totally love ur outfit too ;)

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  10. That dress looks so cozy - what a great target find! Love your statement necklace as well!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  11. oh I LOVE target and their clothes just get better and better. what a steal you got this for 40% off!! amazing!

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  12. Love the marled knit of your dress! Such a cute look on you!

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  13. Gorgeous outfit - classy, stylish and chic! ( and this necklace is pretty) <3

    Kisses,
    Ann at www.porcelanna.pl

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