Archive for May 3, 2012
Today Read John 1: 19 – 51
As we think about the names and descriptors of our Lord, verse 29 adds a most important one to our lists. John the Baptist sees Jesus coming and says, “Behold, the Lamb of God …” Lamb of God. That is the scarlet cord that runs throughout the Old Testament. The lamb … the sacrifice … without blemish … forgiveness of sins … atonement … Lamb of God. If you have time today, or perhaps tomorrow, spend a little time reflecting on this name of Jesus. As you do so … follow these cross references: More >
Our reading today is John 5. As you read, notice how the “event” in verses 1 – 15 lead into the “discourse” in verses 16 – 47. We will see that pattern quite often in the book of John. After you finish reading … come back!
Archaeologists have found an underground spring that flowed under the pool, Bethesda, that would occasionally bubble up, stirring up the water in the pool. The mythology of that time believed that an angel had stirred the waters and the first one to enter the pool after the stirring would be healed. So we can More >
Art thou asking the reason of this, believer? Look upward to thy heavenly Father, and behold him pure and holy. Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like him? Wilt thou easily be conformed to his image? Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify thee? Will it be an easy thing to get rid of thy corruptions, and make thee perfect even as thy Father which is in heaven is perfect? Next, Christian, turn thine eye downward. Dost thou know what foes thou hast beneath thy feet? Thou wast once a More >