|Devotional||THE LIGHT OF THE MORNING|
2Sam 23:4 And [he shall be] as the light of the morning, [when] the sun riseth, [even] a morning without clouds; [as] the tender grass [springing] out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
There is a sunset. Then comes the evening star. Then the heavens are filled with multitudes of shining stars, and our eyes are bathed with Heavenly Li ...read
|Devotional||THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD|
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
And God Said, "Let there be Light; and there was Light. And God divided the Light from the darkness". Now our Lord Says, "I-AM the Light of the world ("kosmos")". The world ...read
|Devotional||THE LILY OF THE VALLEYS|
Song 2:1 I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the valleys.
Here we have another name of our Lord which depicts Him in His humility. What a contrast between the lily of the valley and other flowers! Its home is in the "lowly places" like Him Who said, "I am meek and lowly in heart". The ideal followers of Christ are not among thos ...read
|Devotional||The Lion of the Tribe of Judah|
"Behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah,...hath prevailed to open the book and to loose the seals thereof." Revelation 5:5
The dying prophecy of Jacob was fulfilled in Jesus: "The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a law-giver from between His feet until Shiloh come." (Genesis 49:10.) Judah had no conception that nearly three thous ...read
|Devotional||THE LIVING BREAD|
John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Here is the fourth assertion of our Lord concerning Himself as the "Bread of Heaven", the "True Bread". "Bread of God", "Bread of Li ...read
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" Romans 10:13
The Master loves to hear the call of a sinner for salvation. How many sin-sick, weary souls there are who are hungry for salvation. They do not know this verse. They have false ideas about Christ and about salvation. They would gladly cry to the Lord but He ha ...read
|Devotional||The Lord Christ|
"Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:24
We are servants of the Lord Christ. We may never receive what we think we should, or what we hope for, in this world, but we are sure of a proper compensation when God's books are opened, and He will render to every man ...read
|Devotional||The Lord Jesus Christ|
"To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse; Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." Colossians 1:2
Master! Saviour! Anointed! Here, as in many other places in the epistles, we have a combination of names. "Grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." They a ...read
|Devotional||The Lord of Glory|
"Which none of the princes of this world knew; for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory." 1 Cor. 2:8
What a title is this! Back of it are the eternal years which the mind of man can never penetrate. "The Lord of Glory" -Creator of all things, in whom is wrapped up all wisdom and power. "Had they known!" Oh ...read
|Devotional||The Lord of Heaven|
"The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from Heaven." 1 Cor. 15:47
The contrast here again is between Adam and Christ. Adam was of the earth. The Lord was from Heaven. The first man was a failure and all men are born in sin and are failures. Therefore, the necessity of a "Man from Heaven." Our eyes are fixed up ...read
|Devotional||THE LORD'S CHRIST|
Luke 2:26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Simeon believed the Word of God rested upon its Promises. The Holy Ghost came upon Him and made a Revelation to him. He was not to taste of death until he had tasted the sweets of seeing and knowing "The Lord's Chr ...read
"Behold the man" John 19:5
"Behold the Man!" How little Pilate knew what he was doing when he bestowed upon our Lord that significant title, "The Man!" The word "man" is used nearly three thousand times in the Bible, but there is only one "The Man"- the Man from Heaven. The word in the original is "Adam"- a human being- and such ...read
|Devotional||The Man Christ Jesus|
"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus" 1 Timothy 2:5
We have considered Christ as Mediator and now we have the emphasis upon Christ, our Mediator, as the Man Christ Jesus. In these days when He is being demeaned by so many who are robbing Him of His Deity, we should rejoice in the privilege offere ...read
|Devotional||THE MAN THAT IS MY FELLOW|
Zech 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man [that is] my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
What a startling cry from the Lord of Hosts! Turn now and read Matthew 26 and 27 and you have before you the interpretation of t ...read
|Devotional||THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE|
Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
Here is a new title for our Lord - "Master of the House". How appropriate it is - "Lord of the h ...read
|Devotional||THE MEAT (MEAL) OFFERING|
Levi 2:1 And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be [of] fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense thereon:
The whole chapter should be read to get the full illustration. Here we have a type of our Lord Jesus Christ in His perfect, sinless humanity. He is the "meal offering" in which ...read
"For there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus." 1 Timothy 2:5
"God is One and there is but one Mediator between God and man and that is a Man; but that Man -praise God -is the man Christ Jesus. "He is the Mediator of the New Testament" for by means of death for the redemption of men He alone is qualifi ...read
|Devotional||THE MESSENGER OF THE COVENANT|
Mala 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
Here is an answer to the last verse of the second chapter; "Where is the God of judgment?" ...read
|Devotional||THE MIGHTY GOD|
Isai 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Who is this "Might God"? The very Son of God Himself! He is mighty, yea, He is Almighty! The service which He must rend ...read
|Devotional||THE MIGHTY ONE OF JACOB|
Isai 60:16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD [am] thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
Here is a wonderful promise, emphasizing a mighty power. Had the Scripture said, "The Mighty One of Abraham", or, "The Mighty One of Isaac", we would ...read