THE LOST COIN
It was a custom in ancient Israel for a bride-groom to give his beloved coins to wear on her veil. They were his betrothal gift for her to keep until He returned to take her to his Father's house. Jesus has given his church Ten Commandments. He said:"If you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)
This parable of Jesus has a personal meaning for me as I rejoice with the angels of heaven and tell my friends and neighbors that I have found the long, lost coin ...
"I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?
And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost." Luke 15:7-9 (KJV)
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and *do all thy work*:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and **rested the seventh day**: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Exod 20:8-11 (KJV)
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