Word for the Day

When God “blows the breath of life” into Adam’s nostrils, we’re to understand that act to be a continuation of His creation of the world by the power of His Word.

Dever, Mark. Preach: Theology Meets Practice (p. 27). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Christ Our Burnt Offering Part 4

And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
(Lev 1:1-4 KJV)

Have you laid hold of Christ?

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Word for the Day

There are two things wherein the glory of truth doth consist. (1.) Its light. (2) Its efficacy or power. And both these do all supernatural truths derive from this relation unto Christ.

Owen, John. Christologia – Enhanced Version (Kindle Locations 1883-1884). Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Kindle Edition.

Christ, Our Burnt Offering Part 3

And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
(Lev 1:1-4 KJV)

Do you understand the requirement of worship and its impossibility for us?

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Word for the Day

We have come to believe that a man of God can deal in certain tiny areas in the life of the Church; but when it really gets tough, we need to go to the social experts. That is an absolute lie! It says here that the Scriptures are given “that the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works” (2Ti 3:17).

Washer, Paul. Ten Indictments against the Modern Church (Kindle Locations 112-115). Chapel Library. Kindle Edition.

Christ, Our Burnt Offering, part 2

And the Lord called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the Lord , ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord . And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
Leviticus 1:1‭-‬4 KJV

Have you seen the exceeding sinfulness of your sin and the overwhelming wrath of the Lord of Glory?

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Christ, Our Burnt Offering, part 1

And the LORD called unto Moses, and spake unto him out of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man of you bring an offering unto the LORD, ye shall bring your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.
(Lev 1:1-4 KJV)

How clear is your understanding of your sin and God’s grace?

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The Simplicity of Joy

As I listened, watched, and played with my granddaughters, I’m amazed at the simplicity of joy.  It wells up from inside them so freely and abundantly.  Whether playing ball, helping Nana to bake a cake, or showering PaPa with hugs and kisses, their joy is unmistakeable.

I looked upon my wife and rejoiced in her, even as I sorrow because of the pain of her heart.  Most of all I rejoice in Christ, who has given such treasures to me.

Joy is not the opposite of sorrow: it accompanies it; it overcomes it.  Sorrow softly cries, Joy says “Behold the Lord.”  Sorrow weeps in anguish, Joy cries out “Behold the Lord.”  Sorrow writhes in pain, Joy comforts “Behold the Lord.”  Ever and always, with a whisper, with a shout, Joy proclaims  “Behold the Lord!”