Luke 15 "The Lost and Found Department" The lost sheep, the lost coin, the lost son.
Lost possessions and lost people.The sheep wandered off, the lost coin rolled away and the son walked away.To impress the importance of the story about son who walked away, the parables begin with one out of hundred sheep, then we have one out of ten coins, and then one out of two sons. Jesus brought the Pharisees and the teachers of the law along a path to see that people were more important than possessions, relationships more important than real estate.
Today, as we meet people who have lost collateral in terms of jobs, investments and literally real estate, let us introduce them to the "one who finds". Here are some names of God to help with the specifics in times of loss.
Immanuel - God is With Us;
Isaiah 7:14 8:8-10, Matthew 1:23, Romans 8:31
El Roi - The God Who Sees;
Ezekiel 11:5, Hebrews 4:13, Genesis 16:13, Psalm 139:1-12
Jehovah Shammah - The Lord is There;
Genesis 28:15, Psalm 121, Ezekiel 48:35, Hebrews 13:5
Jehovah Jireh - The Lord will Provide;
Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 6:11, Philippians 4:19, 2 Corinthians 9:8
El Shaddai - God Almighty, The All Sufficient;
Genesis 17:1, 2 Corinthians 12:9, Ephesians 3:20, Jude 1:24
Jehovah Rohi - The Lord My Shepherd;
Psalm 23, Isaiah 40:11, John 10:11, 1 Peter 2:25
Abba - Daddy, Loving Heavenly Father;
Jeremiah 31:3, Romans 8:15, 1 John 3:1, Matthew 6:9-13, Hebrews 12:5-9, Luke 11:11-13
Jehovah Rapha - The Lord Your Healer;
Exodus 15:22-27, Psalm 103:3-4, 147:3, Isaiah 53:5, Hosea 14:4-9, Matthew 9:35
Jehovah Shalom - The Lord is Peace;
Judges 6:1-24, Isaiah 26:3-4, John 14:27, Philippians 4:7
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