Mon, Sep 20th - 1:57PM
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
And He shall stand at last on the earth.
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know,
That in my flesh I shall see God,
Whom I shall see for myself,
And my eyes shall behold, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
You are the light of the world!
A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, But on a lamp-stand,
And it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men,
That they may see your good works
And glorify your Father in heaven.
Words of Lord Jesus, Matthew 5.14-16
The redeemed are dependent of God for all. All that we have-- wisdom, the pardon of sin, deliverance, acceptance in God's favor, grace, holiness, true comfort and happiness, eternal life and glory--we have from God by a Mediator; and this Mediator is God. God not only gives us the Mediator, and accepts His mediation, and of His power and grace bestows the things purchased by the Mediator, but He is the Mediator. Our blessings are what we have by purchase; and the purchase is made of God; the blessings are purchased of Him; and not only so, but God is the purchaser. Yes, God is both the purchaser and the price; for Christ, who is God, purchased these blessings by offering Himself as the price of our salvation.
Sat, Sep 18th - 11:43AM
My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. -Psalms 104:34
I will rejoice that there is such a Being as our God. I will seek my happiness in him. Yes, there is "pleasure" in such meditations.
There is true happiness in thinking of God. The sinner has no such pleasure. The thought of God is painful to him, and they do not desire to have it suggested to them. They turn away from it, and avoid it.
My meditation of him shall be sweet, as I think of the glories, excellencies, and perfections of God. He is the Mediator, King, Priest, and Prophet, the Saviour and Redeemer.
Only to sit and think of his works of creation, providence, and redemption. Think of his word, the blessed truths and comfortable doctrines of it. Meditate on his gracious and merciful dealings with people. It is very sweet, delightful, and comfortable, thinking of his grace.
Only to sit and think of God
Oh what a joy it is
To think the thought
To breathe the Name
Earth has no higher bliss