Wednesday, April 22, 2015

His Pattern Revealed even in the creation.......

Genesis 1:2-4 " And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. And God saw the light that it was good : And God divided the light from the darkness.

I found this passage beautiful as it states that " God saw the light was good, And God divided the light from the darkness."

To me it is beautiful that even the very first step in the creation of our earth is something that God is still doing today; and truly could be identified as His entire purpose, " To bring to pass immortality and eternal life of man." ( Moses 1:39 )

But exactly how does He do that? With His son Jesus Christ and offering the atonement to all; yet dividing those who will accept His atonement from those who will not. 

A wonderful scripture account we have of Him dividing the " good light " from the " darkness " is found in Jacob 5:

4 And it came to pass that the master of the vineyard went forth, and he saw that his olive tree began to decay; and he said: I will prune it, and dig about it, and nourish it, that perhaps it may shoot forth young and tender branches, and it perish not.

 5 And it came to pass that he pruned it, and digged about it, and nourished it according to his word.

 6 And it came to pass that after many days it began to put forth somewhat a little, young and tender branches; but behold, the main top thereof began to perish.

 7 And it came to pass that the master of the vineyard saw it, and he said unto his servant: It grieveth me that I should lose this tree; wherefore, go and pluck the branches from a wild olive tree, and bring them hither unto me; and we will pluck off those main branches which are beginning to wither away, and we will cast them into the fire that they may be burned.

I know that He is asking us to also do the same thing that He does; yet in our own lives. 
He has given us the gift of being able to have our own little vineyards as Mothers and Fathers...Of course we are never to pluck anyone out, but we are called to nurture His tender branches that they may grow up and provide good fruit; as we do this; we are also becoming His good fruit. 

Matthew 7:17
 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

I know that He is also asking us to do this same thing that He does by dividing light from dark in our own lives by casting out those things which are dark, or bring darkness into our lives. 

Moroni 7:19
19 Wherefore, I beseech of you, brethren, that ye should search diligently in the light of Christ that ye may know good from evil; and if ye will lay hold upon every good thing, and condemn it not, ye certainly will be a child of Christ.

That we may be numbered with His sheep; and yet even so we are also called to go after the one; without stepping into the darkness ourselves. 

Luke 15:4-5

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
I love the patterns in the scriptures that we can find if we but search them and seek. How incredible that even the second verse in the first book of the Bible sums up God's work and plans for His children. 
Oh how I love the scriptures.
In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. 

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