Archive for June 23, 2012
An instructive writer has made a mournful list of the honours which the blinded people of Israel awarded to their long expected King.
1. They gave him a procession of honour, in which Roman legionaries, Jewish priests, men and women, took a part, he himself bearing his cross. This is the triumph which the world awards to him who comes to overthrow man’s direst foes. Derisive shouts are his only acclamations, and cruel taunts his only paeans of praise.
2. They presented him with the wine of honour. Instead of a golden cup of generous wine they offered him the More >
read the bible in a year: day 86 Matthew 22:23-46
23 On the same day there came to him the Sadducees, who say that there is no coming back from the dead: and they put a question to him, saying, 24 Master, Moses said, If a man, at the time of his death, has no children, let his brother take his wife, and get a family for his brother; 25 Now there were among us seven brothers; and the first was married and at his death, having no seed, gave his wife to his brother; 26 In the same way the second and the third, up More >
We have moved into the final chapter of this splendid gospel of John – John 21.
It is interesting to note that some commentators believe that this chapter was not penned by John himself. They believe that John died before his gospel was circulated to the churches. In their view, the prologue (John 1: 1 – 18) and John 21 were added to John’s gospel record by John’s disciples. And that John closed his writing with the words from 20:30 – 31 “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But More >
Read John 21: 15 – 25
Have you ever failed at something? Have you ever failed at something when you were dead certain that you would never fail at that? Well, Peter knew such failure. You read of it in John 18: 1 – 27 and we looked into that failure in Week 9, Day 2 of our study. So many questions come to my mind as I read John 21. Did Peter go back to fishing because he knew, after his failure, that he had no place as a disciple of the Lord? Was he more subdued? He was willing to More >
A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee, see whether this be thy case. Art thou thorough in the things of God? Has grace gone through the very centre of thy being so as to be felt in its divine operations in all thy powers, thy actions, thy words, and thy thoughts? To be sanctified, spirit, soul, and body, should be thine aim and prayer; and although sanctification may not be More >