Archive for July 17, 2012
The “hour” has come and Jesus is heading into Jerusalem. Before you do the reading for today, there is some historical information that has been helpful to me as I read.
First, consider the way Rome governed its outlying provinces. At this time, Rome is the world power that has conquered the major part of the known world. Politically, Rome was THE power. For the outlying provinces, there was a governor over a region who answered to the Caesar. Within the individual countries (such as Judah) the local authorities were allowed to carry on the government AS LONG AS THERE More >
Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations-fit music to accompany that march of woe. When my soul can, in imagination, see the Saviour bearing his cross to Calvary, she joins the godly women and weeps with them; for, indeed, there is true cause for grief-cause lying deeper than those mourning women thought. They bewailed innocence maltreated, goodness persecuted, love bleeding, meekness about to die; but my heart has a deeper and more bitter cause to mourn. My sins were the scourges which More >
Many persons want to know their election before they look to Christ, but they cannot learn it thus, it is only to be discovered by “looking unto Jesus.” If you desire to ascertain your own election;-after the following manner, shall you assure your heart before God. Do you feel yourself to be a lost, guilty sinner? go straightway to the cross of Christ, and tell Jesus so, and tell him that you have read in the Bible, “Him that cometh unto me, I will in no wise cast out.” Tell him that he has said, “This is a faithful saying, More >