Archive for May 28, 2012
“Be ye angry, and sin not.” There can hardly be goodness in a man if he be not angry at sin; he who loves truth must hate every false way. How our Lord Jesus hated it when the temptation came! Thrice it assailed him in different forms, but ever he met it with, “Get thee behind me, Satan.” He hated it in others; none the less fervently because he showed his hate oftener in tears of pity than in words of rebuke; yet what language could be more stern, more Elijah-like, than the words, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, More >
Few had fellowship with the sorrows of Gethsemane. The majority of the disciples were not sufficiently advanced in grace to be admitted to behold the mysteries of “the agony.” Occupied with the passover feast at their own houses, they represent the many who live upon the letter, but are mere babes as to the spirit of the gospel. To twelve, nay, to eleven only was the privilege given to enter Gethsemane and see “this great sight.” Out of the eleven, eight were left at a distance; they had fellowship, but not of that intimate sort to which men greatly beloved More >
In Matthew 27:50, Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.
The final cry of Jesus signified the completion of His mission here on Earth. In other Gospel records, we are told Jesus cried out “It is finished.” The work of salvation was completed but something else was also completed. In the 33 years that Jesus walked on the earth, He taught us who God is. If you notice, Jesus was always called “Rabbi” which means teacher. Jesus spent 33 years revealing God to humanity and only about 6 hours to redeem man into right relationship with God. More >
read the bible in a year: day 80 Matthew 19:16-30
16 And one came to him and said, Master, what good thing have I to do, so that I may have eternal life? 17 And he said to him, Why are you questioning me about what is good? One there is who is good: but if you have a desire to go into life, keep the rules of the law. 18 He says to him, Which? And Jesus said, Do not put anyone to death, Do not be untrue in married life, Do not take what is not yours, Do not give false witness, 19 Give More >