Saturday, August 1, 2020

I Am Well Pleased

By Charlie Gamble

    When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Matt 3:16-17 (NKJV)
    Jesus began His public ministry at age 30. Up until that time we have little information about His life. This acknowledgement tells us how He lived. It was in a manner that pleased the Father. He lived righteously without sin. Even though tempted in all points as we, He remained holy.
    Some day we all hope to hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant …. enter now into the joy of the Lord (Matt. 25:24 edited). In order for that to happen, we must live righteously, repent of our sins and follow the holy way of Jesus. We must be pleasing to the Father.

- Charlie Gamble preaches for the Brunswick Church of Christ in Southport, NC. He may be contacted at

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