The God who rescues us is our Lord and Savior. A repeated theme throughout the Scriptures is the Lord saving humankind in many situations. Like sheep, we often go astray, get lost, and make poor or sinful decisions.
Adam and Eve fell into sin resulting in consequences, but they also received God’s grace. God rescued Noah and his family, telling him to build an Ark while wiping out others on the earth that would corrupt God’s plan. As God saves us, He always takes the initiative like the good shepherd. When did the Lord save you and draw you into His Kingdom?
John 6:44 For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up.
The Lord Rescued Joseph
Joseph’s brothers had sold Joseph into slavery in Egypt. There he was later falsely accused and imprisoned. With his life going from bad to worse, the prison warden gave Joseph the responsibility of caring for two of Pharaoh’s imprisoned servants. The Lord gave the cupbearer a disturbing dream. With the Lord’s help, Joseph provided the cupbearer with the meaning of the dream, which comes true.
Joseph told him he would be released after three days and restored to his position. Joseph had a request for the cupbearer. Genesis 40:14 And please remember me and do me a favor when things go well for you. Mention me to Pharaoh, so he might let me out of this place.
The cupbearer finally remembered Joseph and his dream interpretation gift two years later. Pharaoh’s wise men couldn’t interpret Pharaoh’s dream, and he was desperate for the interpretation. Joseph was summoned from the prison and credited God as he interpreted Pharaoh’s dream. Seeing Joseph’s wisdom and humility, Pharaoh made him the number two person in his Kingdom.
The Lord Rescues You
As Jesus journeyed to the cross, He knew His life was required to rescue you. Three years earlier, John the Baptist had spoken prophetically that Jesus would be a sacrifice. John 1:29 The next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
All our sins were poured out on Jesus when He died. For the Lord to know all your sins, He had to know all about each person, including you. We don’t fully understand Jesus paid the price for our sins so we could be rescued and called to faith.
John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  When I meditate on the Lord’s sacrifice, I am overwhelmed by his incredible love for you and me. Have you come to Jesus in faith, receiving His gift of salvation?
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