Archive for March 30, 2012
There is a blessed proportion. The Ruler of Providence bears a pair of scales-in this side he puts his people’s trials, and in that he puts their consolations. When the scale of trial is nearly empty, you will always find the scale of consolation in nearly the same condition; and when the scale of trials is full, you will find the scale of consolation just as heavy. When the black clouds gather most, the light is the more brightly revealed to us. When the night lowers and the tempest is coming on, the Heavenly Captain is always closest to his More >
read the bible in a year: day 43 Hebrews 9:1-14
1 Now the first agreement had its rules of worship, and a holy order. 2 For the first Tent was made ready, having in it the vessels for the lights and the table and the ordering of the bread; and this is named the holy place. 3 And inside the second veil was the place which is named the Holy of holies; 4 Having a vessel of gold in it for burning perfumes, and the ark of the agreement, which was covered with gold and which had in it a pot made of gold for the More >
In Matthew 27:8, the field the chief priest used to purchase the field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
No matter how the truth is attempted to be twisted, the truth will always be the truth. The chief priest used the money thrown back at them to buy a burial field but the people called it the Field of Blood. It was blood money. It seems we are still using that same blood money today. The 30 pieces of silver used to purchase the life of Jesus has gained interest over the past 2,000 years. 2,000 years ago, God More >
Why did Jesus suffer himself to be enrolled amongst sinners? This wonderful condescension was justified by many powerful reasons. In such a character he could the better become their advocate. In some trials there is an identification of the counsellor with the client, nor can they be looked upon in the eye of the law as apart from one another. Now, when the sinner is brought to the bar, Jesus appears there himself. He stands to answer the accusation. He points to his side, his hands, his feet, and challenges Justice to bring anything against the sinners whom he represents; More >