Good News - Series 1

Hi Peeps,

Wuz up, trust you're all good. Got a new flatmate he seems alright he is a "light skinned white guy" (just as we have light skinned Naija's, he is like the colour of milk) and as quiet as a mouse. Although I am still wondering how he sat through my burning food which I left on and slept off. The smoke woke me up and I dashed to the kitchen coughing. Meanwhile my new flatmate sat in the living room adjacent to the kitchen, yet no reaction STRANGE I thought, but it's all good.

I read this writings in The Message and was really blessed (in italics are my own summations), hope it blesses you too

Chapter 53
Who believes what we've heard and seen?
Who would have thought God's saving power would look like this
?


Despised
The servant grew up before God
—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
We looked down on him, thought he was scum.

The Price
But the fact is it was our pains he carried
— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We're all like sheep that’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
We've all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we've done wrong, on him, on him.
He was beaten, he was tortured, but he didn't say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered and like a sheep being sheared, he took it all in silence.

Justice miscarried, and he was led off— and did anyone really know what was happening?
He died without a thought for his own welfare, beaten bloody for the sins of my people.
They buried him with the wicked, threw him in a grave with a rich man.
Even though he'd never hurt a soul or said one word that wasn't true.

Checkmate
Still, it's what God had in mind all along, to crush him with pain.

The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin so that he'd see life come from it
—life, life, and more life.
And God's plan will deeply prosper through him.

Victory and Reward
Out of that terrible travail of soul,

he'll see that it's worth it and be glad he did it.
Through what he experienced,
my righteous one, my servant, will make many "righteous ones,"
as he himself carries the burden of their sins.
Therefore I'll reward him extravagantly
— the best of everything, the highest honors
—because he looked death in the face and didn't flinch,
because he embraced the company of the lowest.
He took on his own shoulders the sin of the many;
he took up the cause of all the black sheep.

Copyright The message - Isaiah 53

Till Laters, take charge
Shalom

26 comments:

Unbiased said...

I am happy for you o!! Finding another housemate. But be careful sha. He hasnt started to show his scoin scoin. Hopefully he has none. The message is a cool bible to have but read it with the KJV cause in trying to simplify some of the meanings were lost.

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Afrobabe said...

lol @ unbiased saying he hasn't shown his scion scion yet...

anyway you are in a better position than me with housemates right now.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Hmm, this your roommate na wa. Sat there while your food was burning? Well, come to think about it, my hubby does it all the time, so it might not be that strange. I guess...

Goodluck, though!

100%Lighty said...

let me read and comment l8rz

Zephi said...

The message bible makes you see the bible differently...Makes you wanna read more...things begin to click.....

Thank God for the new roomamte...Me did not know they had light skinned white people...or are you just saying he white as snow as in very pale?

laspapi said...

your light-skinned caucasian room-mate probably felt Africans like their food burnt.

Let's hope if the house is burning, he won't leave you in there thinking you like your room very warm.

ok, I had to laugh at Goliath taking a triangular route to use your bedroom as a toilet and you barricading your door with suitcases. How would that have stopped Voltron if he had intent?

Am I back in your good books, 30+?

Thanks for the Bible Message.

30+ said...

Unbiased, don't know whether to be happy I don't mind being there alone. Talking of scoin scoin don't you think sitting next to a smoke filled room without reaction is well...scoin scoin. I refused to read the message bible before but now that I have read some passages I am like wow.
@Afrobabe, you are slacking o, you should do an all night stakeout to investigate the night cook.
@Solomonsydelle, ehn ehn okay o I suppose I feel a little better since your hubby does same.
@Lighty, my dear sis, how you dey?
@Zephi, exactly see my comment to unbiased, now I have bought my own copy.
@Laspapi, shuo you were never in my bad books o. Now that I think of the suitcases too I laugh at my own folly but meehn that was the only defence I could think of plus reading psalm 91 (lol).

30+ said...

@Zephi, yes o, he is as white as snow i.e. very pale.

Jaybabe said...

God! When was the last time i was here?...mxem!..forgive me ehh?..make i go read now?..bbl...

Arewa said...

OK SO THIS ONE ALSO HAS HIS OWN ISSUES BUT AT LEAST HE IS NOT SHOWING U HIS VERSION OF ABODI AND SHAKI...LOL

Aijay said...

Thank God for your new flatmate, though he seems rather strange.
Like Laspapi said, let's hope he doesn't leave you in the house if its burning. Lol.

LurLar said...

He sat there nd food was burning...hmmmmm,lets hope he is a good one sha. Nice Post!!!

Orientatednaijababe said...

I hope ur smoke detector works perfectly fine...this ur new flatmate get scoin scoin oh...sit thru a smoky room...abeg make sure his nostrils r ok and he can see too.

UndaCovaSista said...

Thank God for the new flatmate o! He's probably still trying to suss out how to relate to you.

Funny, i was meditating on this exact same chapter today!

30+ said...

@Jaybabe, thx for stopping by.
@Arewa, infact compared to giant he is very much ok.
@Aijay, I thought about and the smoke alarm is to be checked asap.
@Lurlar, let's wait and see o
@Oriented naijababe, is it me that should now ask that he brings his nostrils for checkup, no waaaaaay, I have asked that they check the smoke detector.
@Undacova, really that is interesting.

Afrobabe said...

That all night stakeout is coming as soon as I can get myself out of bed into the cold at that ungodly time!

Allied said...

what a beautiful message. I fear your roomate oh... And he just sat there?.. Oga o

princesa said...

Pardon my asking dear but is ur roomate an albino??? lol!
Maybe he had catarrh so he couldnt smell the food burning(wink).

For the message, i only want to sing:
"He loves me, i cannot say why(2ce)
On calvary tree, he suffered for me...
He loves me i cannot say why"

Take care.

30+ said...

@Afrobabe, abeg get your bum out of bed and stakeout one time.
@Allied, o ga gan ni
@Princess, how you dey, I just dey join you sing o.

Jaybabe said...

Just passed by to check for an update...and maybe ask how you doing?..good i gues?

princesa said...

Na work stress make you never update??
Abeg make them o kill you for me o!

princesa said...

I meant make them no kill you for me o!

Nyemoni said...

LOL at your house mate...Hope you guys have a funtime sharing a flat!
Nice Biblical post babes!

Isi said...

hmmm, men do the starngest things... if he (ur house mate) was all alone nko? he would have choked to death... or the burner would have caught up with other inflammable things and would have roasted him to his bones... God help am sha.

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