It takes a real poverty of spirit because you know what God wants? If you’re going to come and receive the jubilee? You have to come. You have to know that you need it.
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done and we have not done those things […]
So this Leviticus 24 has everything to do with Jesus. It has everything to do with our salvation. It has everything to do with the very purpose under heaven whereby we have been made, that we might with our lives and our lips now and for eternity give glory to the Name.
While all our hearts and all our songs join to admire the feast, each of us cry with thankful tongues, Lord, why was I a guest? Twas the same love that spread the feast, that sweetly drew us in, else we had still refused to taste and perished in our sin. That any of us […]
Like priests of the Old Testament, we are called to be holy in what we hear, what we do, and where we go.
Father in heaven, as we come now to Your Word, give us humble hearts that we may listen to these instructions for our lives, not simply as good advice but as Your Word to us, that we may live. We pray that You would lift up the name of Jesus, in whose name we pray. […]
Unrepentant sin will be judged by God in this life or the next.
f you want love, get to know the law, and if you want love, get to know the only One who kept the law perfectly.
Jesus trades places with sinners, Jesus as we will recall during this holy week, was charged with all of your dirt so you could be pure. He was put to death so you could live. He was made the outcast, put outside the camp, so you could be welcomed in.
And it is the scandal of God’s mercy, because it means against all human nature, fallen human nature, every part of you that wants to contribute to it, that wants to earn it, that wants to prove yourself, you can’t. You only can receive it, and drink it, as God’s blessing. As Jesus drank the cup of God’s wrath for your sakes, Christians, therefore He gives to us the cup of blessing that we may know in His blood, not to be cut off, not to be banished, not to be exiled, but to made clean and to live forever.
We praise You, O God, that we have a great high priest whose name is love. The Lord Jesus Christ, He is our strong and perfect plea. He is the One who lives and pleads for us, our name graven on His hand, our name written on His heart. It is only through the blood […]