- "Are you not thirsty?" said the Lion.
- "I'm dying of thirst," said Jill.
- "Then drink," said the Lion.
- "May I—could I—would you mind going away while I do?" said Jill.
- The Lion answered this only by a look and a very low growl. . .
- "I daren't come and drink," said Jill.
- "Then you will die of thirst," said the Lion.
- "Oh dear!" said Jill, coming another step nearer. "I suppose I must go, and look for another stream then."
- "There is no other stream," said the Lion.
The greatest love.
Jesus looked death, sin, torture, 33 years of living the perfect life, every drop of blood that he loss, and drew his last breath, gave up his spirit in knowing that we his children, were worth it.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.
Things Jesus didn’t die for:
- Your space in heaven.
- Your nifty Christian t-shirt.
- Your right to vote Republican. Or Democrat. Or to vote in general. (He was more concerned with the Kingdom of Heaven than the kingdom of America.)
- Your Cadillac.
- Your billfold.
- Your big house.
- Your purpose-driven life.
- Your feelings.
- Your family life.
Things Jesus did die for:
- Your total depravity.
- Your inability to control your lust.
- Your insatiable desire to cut yourself.
- Your propensity to hate others.
- Your propensity to hate Him.
- Your obsessive devotion to any part of creation rather than a single thought of the Creator.
- Your sin.
But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.
He then began to speak to them in parables: “A man planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a pit for the winepress and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and went away on a journey. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him and sent him away empty-handed. Then he sent another servant to them; they struck this man on the head and treated him shamefully. He sent still another, and that one they killed. He sent many others; some of them they beat, others they killed.
“He had one left to send, a son, whom he loved. He sent him last of all, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’
“But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.
“What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and kill those tenants and give the vineyard to others. Haven’t you read this scripture:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;
the Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”
Then they looked for a way to arrest him because they knew he had spoken the parable against them. But they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
Lecrae’s testimony on “I Am Second.”