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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

And the shepherds returned



"And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them."
Luke 2:20

What was the subject of their praise? 
They praised God for what they had heard--for the good tidings of great joy that a Saviour was born unto them. 

Let us copy them; let us also raise a song of thanksgiving that we have heard of Jesus and his salvation. They also praised God for what they had seen. 

There is the sweetest music--what we have experienced,
 what we have felt within, what we have made our own--"the things which we have made touching the King."

 It is not enough to hear about Jesus: 
mere hearing may tune the harp, but the fingers of living faith must create the music. 

If you have seen Jesus with the God-giving sight of faith, 
suffer no cobwebs to linger among the harp strings, 
but loud to the praise of sovereign grace, 
awake your psaltery and harp. 

One point for which they praised God was the agreement between what they had heard and what they had seen. 
Observe the last sentence--"As it was told unto them." 

Have you not found the gospel to be in yourselves just what the Bible said it would be? 
Jesus said he would give you rest--have you not enjoyed the sweetest peace in him? 
He said you should have joy, and comfort, 
and life through believing in him--have you not received all these? 

Are not his ways ways of pleasantness, 
and his paths paths of peace? 
Surely you can say with the queen of Sheba,
 "The half has not been told me."

 I have found Christ more sweet than his servants ever said he was. 
I looked upon his likeness as they painted it, 
but it was a mere daub compared with himself; 
for the King in his beauty outshines all imaginable loveliness. 

Surely what we have "seen" keeps pace with, nay, far exceeds, what we have "heard."
 Let us, then, glorify and praise God for a Saviour so precious, and so satisfying.

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, 
you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

"PRAYER" 

 God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, 

who died for me to make me free of sin, 

I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free, 

I confess that He is the son of God. 

I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand 

your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live 

on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven. 

In the precious name of Jesus I ask.  

Amen.. 

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“The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie, 
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.
~ C. H. Spurgeon ~

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Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God

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"PRAYER" 

Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now.
 Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. 
Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
Amen.


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