Archive for August 7, 2012
read the bible in a year: day 113 Acts 9:26-43
26 And when he came to Jerusalem, he made an attempt to be joined to the disciples, but they were all in fear of him, not taking him for a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him to the Apostles and gave them an account of how he had seen the Lord on the road, and had given hearing to his words, and how at Damascus he had been preaching in the name of Jesus without fear. 28 And he was with them, going in and out at Jerusalem, 29 Preaching in the name of the Lord More >
In Matthew 2:3, when Herod the king heard the magi were looking for the King of the Jews, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
Even as a baby or a child, Jesus had ways of making people uneasy. Herod, the current king in Jerusalem, was troubled when he heard the King of the Jews had been born. Apparently, Jesus would not have been welcomed in Jerusalem at the time. There are a lot of places that Jesus isn’t welcomed. As we can see around the world, some countries say they like Him but the certainly do not welcome in their More >
We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the law for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?” Take your sins to Christ’s cross, for the old man can only be crucified there: we are crucified with him. The only More >
Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother then part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for his sake, but they are not to be driven to deny him. It is scant love which the fire of persecution can dry up; the true believer’s love is a deeper stream than this. Men have laboured to divide the faithful from their Master, but their attempts have been fruitless More >