Archive for June 7, 2012
Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power to set his disciples free. As to himself, like a sheep before her shearers he is dumb and opened not his mouth, but for his disciples’ sake he speaks with almighty energy. Herein is love, constant, self-forgetting, faithful love. But is there not far more here than is to be found upon the surface? Have we not the very soul More >
read the bible in a year: day 85 Matthew 22:1-22
1 And Jesus, talking to them again in stories, said: 2 The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king, who made a feast when his son was married, 3 And sent out his servants to get in the guests to the feast: and they would not come. 4 Again he sent out other servants, with orders to say to the guests, See, I have made ready my feast: my oxen and my fat beasts have been put to death, and all things are ready: come to the feast. 5 But they gave no attention, and went More >
In Matthew 27:58, Joseph from Arimathea went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him.
When our hearts are truly transformed by the grace of God, regardless of the consequences, we will step out in faith. Faith is not following something blindly as most people may say. We have the best definition in Hebrews 11:1 NKJV which reads “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” With faith, the evidence and proof of the truth is in front of our very eyes while others may deny it and More >
Thou hast good reason to “hate evil,” for only consider what harm it has already wrought thee. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into thy heart! Sin blinded thee so that thou couldst not see the beauty of the Saviour; it made thee deaf so that thou couldst not hear the Redeemer’s tender invitations. Sin turned thy feet into the way of death, and poured poison into the very fountain of thy being; it tainted thy heart, and made it “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” Oh, what a creature thou wast when evil had done More >