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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thorns

I know that Easter is past now and that Good (Wednesday/Thursday/probably not Friday) is even older news, but I believe it is always appropriate to make the crucifiction and resurrection a major part of our every day lives, now just an annual nod. With that in mind, let me invite you to the first book of the Bible. Man has sinned and God is placing the curse which will rule from Adam to Jesus. In particular, I would like to point out a particular part of the curse:

Genesis 3:18  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field

Before sin, there were no thorns. The Earth was easy to pick from and did not protest feeding man or beast. However, part of the curse of sin was that even the basic process of growing food would be mingled with sweat and blood.

But thorns had a much greater destiny than that.

Matthew 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

The fruit of sin was the crown of the King of the Jews! Think about that as you go through your day and thank God for suffering so greatly for you.

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