Archive for June 12, 2012
Pilate delivered our Lord to the lictors to be scourged. The Roman scourge was a most dreadful instrument of torture. It was made of the sinews of oxen, and sharp bones were inter-twisted every here and there among the sinews; so that every time the lash came down these pieces of bone inflicted fearful laceration, and tore off the flesh from the bone. The Saviour was, no doubt, bound to the column, and thus beaten. He had been beaten before; but this of the Roman lictors was probably the most severe of his flagellations. My soul, stand here and weep More >
read the bible in a year: day 90 Matthew 24:32-51
32 Now take an example from the fig-tree: when her branch has become soft and puts out its leaves, you are certain that the summer is near; 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you may be certain that he is near, even at the doors. 34 Truly I say to you, This generation will not come to an end till all these things are complete. 35 Heaven and earth will come to an end, but my words will not come to an end. 36 But of that day and hour no one has knowledge, More >
In Matthew 27:57, when it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
It’s amazing how thing can change in a person’s life. Jesus explained how difficult it is for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. He also said right after that salvation is impossible with man but with God all thing are possible (Matthew 19:23-26). Joseph from Arimathea, who we learn from the other Gospel is member of the council has experience the impossible from God. Joseph is no longer a rich man. He is now a follower of More >
It is well frequently to weigh ourselves in the scale of God’s Word. You will find it a holy exercise to read some psalm of David, and, as you meditate upon each verse, to ask yourself, “Can I say this? Have I felt as David felt? Has my heart ever been broken on account of sin, as his was when he penned his penitential psalms? Has my soul been full of true confidence in the hour of difficulty as his was when he sang of God’s mercies in the cave of Adullam, or in the holds of Engedi? Do I More >