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Morning: “The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.” – 1 John 4:14
Spurgeon asks us to meditate on the glory due the Father, Holy Spirit, and Son, for our salvation.
How appropriate that our mid-week Bible study last night, led by Pastor Bill [get the tape!], was on Titus 3:4-7
4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
How wonderfully clearly and compactly, we can see our gift of salvation as the workings of all three persons of the Trinity.
Let us always remember to glorify each!
The God of mercy be adored,
Who calls our souls from death,
Who saves by His redeeming word,
And new-creating breath.
To praise the Father and the Son,
And Spirit all divine,
The One in Three, and Three in One,
Let saints and angels join.
[Isaac Watts Hymn 30]
Evening: “At that time Jesus answered.” – Matthew 11:25
Jesus ‘answered’ a question. So, Who asked the question? It was Jesus’s constant communion with the Father, not even ‘remarkable’ enough to be recorded in Scripture, or perhaps rather unfathomable, and a secret hidden to those with blinded eyes. Yet, it pleases the Father in the perfection of His loving nature to gift to us, as He changes us from glory to glory by the power of the resurrection, with that same communion. Is that not wonderfully amazing that we, His creatures, can commune with the Creator?!
In the midst of all our trials, hurts, fears, and tempests, let us be like Elijah and wrap ourselves in our mantel, and hear His still, small voice. He calls to us!