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Linda Rodante

I Like the Word “Begotten”

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son… his only son (at the time—Now we are sons of God, too, the Bible says. If you have believed in Jesus in your savior you’ve been born again of His Spirit). I like the word “begotten” used in the King James because it points to the fact of Jesus’ birth. It points to Christmas.

Christmas 2013

In the story of Superman, he was from Krypton. He was not human. Jesus, being real and not a story, was born of a virgin, Mary, and of the Spirit of God (the Spirit “overshadowed” her). Jesus was human and divine (God in the flesh). “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men…” Phil 2:7 KJV

His present to us was himself, laying down his life, sacrificing, allowing himself to be mocked, to be spit upon, to be killed. The scriptures tell us it was “for the joy that was set before him” (our salvation) that he “endured the cross.” Hebrews 12:2 That joy was to bring us into the Kingdom of God with him.

We read in 1st Cor 2:8, that had the “princes of this world {known}…they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” They didn’t realize that his birth and death would accomplish the “mystery of the ages.”

Jesus died for us and suffered a horrible death so that we could live forever with Him— in a place where there is no more sorrow and no more tears.

My heart goes out to those in Paris and in San Bernardino who have lost loved ones and friends. What they wouldn’t give to know that they would see their loved ones again. Some of them will, I feel sure; but others won’t. But Jesus came to make that reality available to us.

The question today is—what will you give him in return?

Because of his overflowing love and his sacrifice, he deserves all. The truth is we give him very little—very little time, or thought, or adoration. The wise men gave much, but what will you give Him?

How about spending time in his Word again? Set aside a portion of each day (15, 30, or 60 minutes) to read and study what he has to say to you. It is the only concrete thing we have of His, something we can hold in our hand, a treasure of wisdom and knowledge. It renews our mind and our hope, it changes our attitudes and our outcomes.

What can you give Jesus? Yourself and your time. Nothing is more important.

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2 comments on “I Like the Word “Begotten”

  1. Mary Harwell Sayler
    December 16, 2015

    Linda, God seems to be giving a theme to members of our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, so I’ll happily highlight your post on the blog – http://www.christianpoetsandwriters.com. Thanks and blessings.

    • Linda Rodante
      December 16, 2015

      Thank you! God is working! But then, isn’t he always? God bless!

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