PWTE Daily Devotion

All Sweetness

September 4, 2015

The mercy of Christ has declared us to be all sweetness before God.

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“For you are a holy people, who belong to the LORD your God.
Of all the people on earth, the LORD your God has chosen you to be his own special treasure.”

Deuteronomy 7:6 New Living Translation

If you’re looking for an unique name for your daughter you might consider Pamela. Its popularity reached its zenith in the mid 1950’s and has been on the decline every since. Though the meaning of Pamela is uncertain it could come from the Greek words for “all sweetness.”

Newport, Oregon Copyright Douglas P Brauner

Newport, Oregon
Copyright Douglas P Brauner

There was something about the boat, Pamela, that caught my eye. I don’t know anything about boats. I’ve rarely been on them, even smaller craft. Pamela’s lines were different, they looked graceful. The ship to the right was big and bulky, and actually, quite ugly.

There is something different about Christians.

Out of pure grace God called Israel to be his possession. It was God who declared them to be holy and his chosen ones. God has grafted us into this grace because we know the mercy of God in Jesus Christ.

Because of Jesus and the gift of faith in his sacrifice both Jew and Gentile are all sweetness in God’s presence. This is who we are in the world. Our lines are different. Our purpose is different.

It all depends on grace, the forgiveness of all that separates us from God. This gift declares us “all sweetness.”

Copyright Douglas P Brauner

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