Archive for June 25, 2012
read the bible in a year: day 98 Matthew 28
1 Now late on the Sabbath, when the dawn of the first day of the week was near, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the place where his body was. 2 And there was a great earth-shock; for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, rolling back the stone, took his seat on it. 3 His form was shining like the light, and his clothing was white as snow: 4 And for fear of him the watchmen were shaking, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel said to the More >
In Matthew 28:2, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
While people can force other people to do things, God will never be under the submission of man’s will. The guards may have been able to keep the disciples away from the tomb but they were incapable of keeping God’s mighty army from rolling the stone away. I’ve heard some people say if everyone stopped believing in God, that would be the end of God but if God stopped believing in mankind, that would not More >
In Matthew 21:44, Jesus finishes His statement saying, “And whoever falls on this stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”
There are two ways we can react to situations. We can fall on the situation and embrace it or we can have it fall upon us and destroy us. Either way, both is a bit painful but only one offers the opportunity for recovery. There are two types of people in this world: those who love Jesus Christ and those who hate Him. If we embrace Him, accept Him to point out our More >
Our knowledge of Christ is somewhat like climbing one of our Welsh mountains. When you are at the base you see but little: the mountain itself appears to be but one-half as high as it really is. Confined in a little valley, you discover scarcely anything but the rippling brooks as they descend into the stream at the foot of the mountain. Climb the first rising knoll, and the valley lengthens and widens beneath your feet. Go higher, and you see the country for four or five miles round, and you are delighted with the widening prospect. Mount still, and More >