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God has a Redemption Plan (Scroll down for English)

First Wednesday of Lent
Deuteronomy 9:13-21 Psalms 49, 53, 119:49-72 Hebrews 3:12-19 John 2:23-3:15
Dios tiene un Plan de Redención; es un proceso de restauración con control de daños, políticas y manuales. Todo ha sido revelado en la Biblia a través de sus mandamientos, pero también confortando y dando esperanza porque el proceso no es fácil ni simple.
Los textos de la escritura de hoy son muy ilustrativos para ayudarnos a entender la misericordia de Dios en el plan de Redención y las limitaciones de la naturaleza humana para lograrlo por nosotros mismos. Los invito a seguir esta secuencia de escrituras en su meditación:
El salmista recita el esfuerzo de mantenerse alineado con la ley de Dios: (Salmos 119:58-61)
Las declaraciones de Dios a Moisés revelan un reporte de Control de Calidad del ser humano. He visto ese pueblo, y he aquí, que es pueblo duro de cerviz (Deut 9:13-15)
Dios actúa conociendo las limitaciones del hombre: … porque Él sabía lo que había en el hombre. (Juan 2:23-25)
La conversación de Jesús con Nicodemo nos revela la profundidad de Su Plan…lo que es nacido del Espíritu, espíritu es. (Juan 3:5-8)
Es Dios dando la redención más allá de la naturaleza humana, por fe. (Heb 3:14-16)
Oremos hoy para ser apartados para Dios, para retener el principio de nuestra confianza en El, para alejar las cosas que limitan que la gracia de Dios se derrame en nosotros. Nosotros que hemos nacidi del Espíritu en el bautismo oremos para entrar en el Reino de Dios, para ser parte del plan de redención que Dios nos ha preparado.

God's redemption: Chora Church. Photo courtesy of Mike Angell
English Translation:
God has a redemption plan; it is a restoration process complete with damage control, policies and guidelines. He revealed it through teachings, statutes, and commandments, but also by comforting and giving hope. Because the process is neither easy nor simple.
I wonder how the Scripture texts today help us understand God’s mercy in the redemption plan and our inability to accomplish it by ourselves. I invite you to follow this sequence of Scriptures in your meditation:
The psalmist sings the effort to be in sync with God’s law. (Psalms 119:58-61)
God’s statement reveals a report of Quality Control of the human being. I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people. (Deut 9:13-15)
God acts knowing man’s limitations…for he knew what was in man. (John 2:23-25)
The conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus is so bright to reveal us the deepest scope of His Plan: …which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (John 3:5-8)
God brings redemption beyond human capacity, our response is faith. (Heb 3:14-16)
Let us pray today for those times when we feel apart from God, for confidence in Him, for putting away the things that limit God’s grace from spreading within us.
Let us who have been born of the Spirit pray to enter into the kingdom of God, to be part of the redemption plan God prepared for us.
Fernando Hermoza


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