June 05, 2006


Job 25:4

1. The JUSTIFIER--"It is God that justifies." The sentence of acquittal must come from HIS lips and be registered in His books.

2. The JUSTIFIED--man, the sinner, under wrath, the ungodly, the condemned.

3. The JUSTIFYING FACT--the death of Him whose name is Jehovah our Righteousness.

4. The JUSTIFYING INSTRUMENT--faith. Not strong faith, nor great faith,nor perfect faith, but simply faith, or believing. "We are justified by faith."

5. The JUSTIFYING MEDIUM--the righteousness of God. This is the "best robe" which is prepared for the prodigal. By it he is clothed, beautified, made fit to enter his Father's house and sit down at his Father's table. Christ is Himself our justification. In Him we "stand." In Him we are "found." Him we "put on." With Him we are clothed; by Him we are protected as by a shield; in Him we take refuge as in a strong tower.

"FOUND IN HIM!" What then? Our own "self" has disappeared; instead there is Christ, the beloved Son in whom God is well pleased. --From "Everlasting Righteousness" by Horatius Bonar

June 01, 2006

Hearts Desire by Charles Spurgeon

He who delights in the possession of the Lord Jesus has all that heart can wish. As for 'created things', they are like shallow and deceitful brooks-- they fail to supply our needs, much less our wishes. "The bed of earthly enjoyment is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it, and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it." But in Jesus there is room for imagination's utmost stretch and widest range. When Jesus is enjoyed, He puts a fullness into all other mercies. – C.H. Spurgeon

The Arrow of Prayer by Octavius Winslow

There is....
no depth so profound, no darkness so dense, no privation so pressing, or perplexity so great, but from it you may cry unto God; the Lord inclining His ear to the softest, faintest breathing of your soul.

Sink the soul as it may, the arrow of prayer, feathered with a divine promise, springing from the bow of faith, and winged by the power of the Spirit, will overcome every obstacle, pierce every cloud, and fasten itself upon the throne of the Eternal God! - Octavius Winslow