The Suffering Lamb Receives His Reward

“Save Your people and bless Your inheritance;
Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.”

Psalm 28:9

The provision of God in Christ meets the totality of our needs. “May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering.” (Moravian Missionary)
He was called JESUS and His mission was not to provide for a potential salvation but to accomplish a redemption by ransom of His people. “It is finished.”
Hebrews 1:3 states that “when He had made purification for sins He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Redemption was accomplished and its impending application is only a matter of your encounter with grace which rushes toward you and upon you as it has been “granted you in Christ Jesus from all eternity.” How does that happen? It is a cataclysmic event ordered of God called the New Birth when God invades your life and overthrows your rebellious heart and makes you willing to repent and believe (conversion) in the Day of His Power. God knew you and predestined you and called you and justified you and glorified you… before the world was. (Romans 8) Christ bore the names of His people as He bore their particular sins on Calvary’s Tree. (He even died for their UNBELIEF.) Thank God for sovereign grace or hell would have held me for sure. In reality none would escaped the chains of sin and death, “but God, being rich in mercy…” (Ephesians 2)

Back to Psalm 28…

He saves us in particular as His inheritance for we are the reward of His suffering. “All that the Father gives shall come…” 
He shepherds us by provision and protection in intimate manner as we are twice-born to be carried in His bosom even as our names were inscribed in the books and upon His heart from all eternity.

Consider John 10:1-30 in the account of the Good Shepherd 

“But it is by His doing that we are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption…”

1 Corinthians 1:30-31

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