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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

Lord, when bad things happen I get a bad taste in my mouth. I bow my head in disgust wondering why so many evil things are done. Why great suffering from careless accidents? Why willfull sin is allowed to hurt the innocent? That bad taste in my mouth reminds me of when Jesus tasted the vinegar of this world. On the Cross after everything had been done. To make Scripture come true, The Lord said I am thirsty. Their was a jar full of vinegar there and the soldiers soaked a sponge in it. They put the sponge on a branch of a hyssop plant and lifted to Jesus mouth. He tasted it and said it is finished. Almost like biting into the forbidden fruit he bowed his head and died. Jesus explained many times before that his food was to do the will of the Father and to finish His work. His mission was to bear the sins of the world on his mortal body. Our sins were like poison to his body, and all humanity had to offer was vinegar to quench his thirst for life. God can relate to that bad taste in my mouth because he suffered and had no relief. He died the sinners death facing injustice in every turn. Yet like a sheep before the slaughter he said nothing. Have mercy on me oh Lord. Give me your peace that has overcome the world! Help me swallow the harsh things in this life. You drank up the full wrath of justice and I know all has been accomplished. Help me to accept your will on earth as it is in heaven. You extend your branch to me and comfort me with your sponge of living water. I can go on today because I have died to myself and I live for Christ. 

Meditate Ps. 69:21 

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