From the Dunghill to Glory

Those who are Jesus’ have experienced a drastic change. Each of us have been permanently transformed from lowly peasants as it were to glorious nobility in the house of our Messiah Jesus’ blessed Father. Consider this passage from Psalms,

"He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill. That He may set him with princes, even with the princes of His people." [Psa 113:7-8]

The LORD lifts us up out of the dunghill. He lifts us up out of the dung of this world so that we may behold Jesus Christ. He lifts us up, dirty and stinking, and loves us. He cleans us up and calls us His own, making us co-heirs with the King of the Universe, King of Kings and Lord of Lords Jesus Christ. He does all this for us. For dung-covered sheep, poor and lowly peasants. As those that chose to follow David when he ran from Saul, “every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them.”

Jesus takes us out of the pile of dung and beautifies us. He “hath clothed [us] with the garments of salvation, He hath covered [us] with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. ” [Isa 61:10] Just as God did with Israel so too He does with us; The LORD says,

"I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with silk. I decked thee also with ornaments, and I put bracelets upon thy hands, and a chain on thy neck. And I put a jewel on thy forehead, and earrings in thine ears, and a beautiful crown upon thine head. Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful..." [Ezek 16:10-13]

God takes us from a dunghill and makes us royalty! He truly is amazing. That He would take us from our low state and make us to inherit all things, is almost too much.

"He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son." [Rev 21:7]

Truly, along with Jacob, we can say, “[we are] not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth.” [Gen 32:10] We have gone from being poor and covered in dung to being rich beyond belief. Royalty in The Father’s home, the bride to Christ, co-heirs to all things.

"Blessed by The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ." [Eph 1:3] 

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, guarded in heaven for you." [1 Pe 1:3-4]

"For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father! The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and co-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. [Rom 8:15-17]

CONCLUSION

Jesus Christ has given us everything. As Paul writes, “for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” And because Jesus has done so much for us and given us so much, we should dedicate our entire lives to him. Every bit of energy and all of our resources should be used for His glory and pleasure. We must be continually giving up the “dung” of this life so that we can know Jesus. As Paul says,

"But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I am counting all things but loss for the excellency of the application knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ…" [Phil 3:7-8]

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