“You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins!” Matthew 1:21
The angel’s message to Joseph was a message of grace, redemption and salvation to sinners. By God’s command, He was named, “JESUS,” Savior, because He was sent by God to save His people from their sins. What He is called, that He is–Jesus, our Savior. …
The Lord Jesus Christ is an almighty, effectual Savior! He saves His people from . . .
the penalty of their sins–by His blood atonement,
the dominion of their sins–by His regenerating Spirit,
the being of their sins–when He takes them out of this world,
all the evil consequences of their sins–in resurrection glory! …
“You shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins!”
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Instead of a river, God often gives us a brook–which may be running today, and dried up tomorrow.
To teach us not to rest in our blessings–but in the blesser Himself.
“Hold me up–and I shall be safe!” Psalm 119:117
“So do not fear–for I am with you! Do not be dismayed–for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand!” Isaiah 41:10