Bible Verse Of The Day-Thursday December 05, 2013

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Bible Verses
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There is no psalm that better sums up the very essence of the Christian life than this song of David. Here we have the truth most poignantly expressed that they who suffer and mourn now will be supremely blessed hereafter. Christ did not come to bring healing to the healthy, peace to the complacent, or joy to the hurtful.

He came to bind up the brokenhearted, to heal the sick, to open blinded eyes, to forgive the guilt-laden conscience and flood the distressed and burdened soul with peace. “Your enemies will rejoice,” he told his disciples when he was about to save their souls, “but their joy will turn to despair. But you, though you sorrow for a moment, your sorrow will turn into joy that no one can ever take away” (John 16:19-24).

“Blessed are those who mourn,” he declared elsewhere, “for they shall be comforted” (Mat. 5:4).

Could a more beautiful portrait of the gospel ever be painted, dear Christian? We were in bondage to the Enemy through the fear of death (Heb. 2:14-15); but the Lord rescued us from among those who go down to the pit!

We were heirs of the righteous wrath of God; but the Sun of Righteousness dawned upon us with an eternal morning of joy!

We staggered beneath the weight of sin and shame, and sackcloth was our finest garment; but now we have been clothed with the white linen of the righteousness of Christ, our heads are crowned with joy and gladness, his favor toward us is for a lifetime.

How can we fail to sing his praise forever?

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