Hymn of the Day
(tune: "My Faith Has Found a Resting Place" p.228)
Thou dear Redeemer, dying Lamb,
We love to hear of thee;
No music’s like thy charming name,
Nor half so sweet can be.
O let us ever hear thy voice;
In mercy to us speak;
And in our Priest we will rejoice,
Our great Melchisedec.
Our Jesus shall be still our theme,
While in this world we stay;
We’ll sing our Jesus’ lovely name,
When all things else decay.
When we appear in yonder cloud,
With all thy favored throng,
Then will we sing more sweet, more loud,
And Christ shall be our song!
Praise Ye the Triune God, #4
Come Thou Fount, #17
Since I Have Been Redeemed, #467
Fonda Van Beek – 15 ~ Tyler and Amy – 18
So much is the message of the Scriptures “Christ and Him Crucified,” that if we go away from the assembly NOT thinking about Christ and the grace of God that comes by Him, then one or both of the following things is true:
1) The preacher did not preach well.
2) We did not listen well.
I will praise you, O Lord.
Although you were angry with me,
Your anger has turned away,
And you have comforted me.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.
For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.
Please notice, dear friends, that in the thirteenth verse we have the way of salvation set before us in the plainest terms: “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” I remember well when I lived on that verse for many months. I longed for salvation; I could not see that there was any way of hope for me; I thought that I must be left out, that I was too sinful, or too hard, or too something or other, so that others might be saved, but I should not be. But when I read this verse, I did what I ask you to do, I caught at it; it seemed like a life-line thrown to a sinking man. I clung to it, and it became a life-buoy to me: “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” “Ah!” thought I, “I do call on that blessed name, I will call on that glorious name; if I perish, I will never cease to invoke that sacred name.” An invocation of the name of God, a trusting in God, and a consequent calling upon God and acknowledgment of God, this it is that saves the soul. -C.H. Spurgeon
I have never met a Christian who desired too much of himself, but I have met some who, for some reason or another, expected too much of themselves. I mean this: They look at themselves - at the old Adamic nature - and expect to see it improving, getting better or more holy, but that shall never be! If, indeed, one looks at himself and feels progressively cleaner, purer, and holier, he isn’t “growing in grace” but “withering in self-righteousness!” Even a casual examination of self will reveal that such a person’s need of Christ is diminishing rather than increasing, and that is not grace!
The more we look at Christ crucified, the more we will mourn for sin. Look at the cross until all that is on the cross is in your heart. He who was pierced is your God, your maker, your benefactor, and best friend. -Jack Shanks
Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.
To be “put to shame,” means to be humiliated. In modern English there is a difference between humiliation and humbling.
1) Humiliation is pride offended; humbling is pride killed.
2) Humiliation is the product of the law; humbling is the product of the gospel.
3) Humiliation produces anger and a resentful heart; humbling produces a contended spirit and a quiet heart.
4) Humiliation prompts harder labors so as to avoid further humiliation; humbling produces a cessation of one’s labors to earn God’s favor and an entering into the rest afforded by the finished labors of Christ.
5) Humiliation is the result of looking at self; humbling is the result of looking at Christ.
All who are looking to Christ have already been humbled by God and shall never be humiliated by Him. All who are not looking to Christ are still looking to self and shall someday be humbled unto salvation or humiliated unto everlasting destruction. -Joe
A humble soul looks upon Christ's righteousness as his only crown. -copied