Archive for April 23, 2012
There are many occasions in our experience when we may very rightly, and with benefit, renew our covenant with God. After recovery from sickness when, like Hezekiah, we have had a new term of years added to our life, we may fitly do it. After any deliverance from trouble, when our joys bud forth anew, let us again visit the foot of the cross, and renew our consecration. Especially, let us do this after any sin which has grieved the Holy Spirit, or brought dishonour upon the cause of God; let us then look to that blood which can make More >
In Matthew 21:14, the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them.
The love, mercy, and compassion that Jesus has for His people is beautiful. While the people are trying to get rich off of God’s name, Jesus is all about the will of His Father. He is still restoring life and giving back hope to all those who put their trust in Him. God will deal with the wickedness and the evil in this world, especially to those who use His name to do so. However, God never looks past those who desperately need Him More >
James 2: 1 – 7My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person in dirty clothes also comes in, and if you take notice of the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Have a seat here, please,” while to the one who is poor you say, “Stand there,” or, “Sit at my feet,” have you not made distinctions among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? Listen, my beloved More >
In Matthew 27:24, when Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that (Jesus’ crucifixion) yourselves.”
Some people believe making no decision is a way out of a situation. Pilate believed that by claiming Jesus to be innocent, but turning Him over to the Jewish religious leaders to be crucified, his name would be cleared. However, with greater knowledge comes greater responsibility. Pilate knew Jesus had done absolutely nothing wrong and was being falsely accused. His own wife warned More >
It is pleasant to pass over a country after a storm has spent itself; to smell the freshness of the herbs after the rain has passed away, and to note the drops while they glisten like purest diamonds in the sunlight. That is the position of a Christian. He is going through a land where the storm has spent itself upon his Saviour’s head, and if there be a few drops of sorrow falling, they distil from clouds of mercy, and Jesus cheers him by the assurance that they are not for his destruction. But how terrible is it to More >