John 6:68-69:—Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
IF our minds were in perfect harmony with the mind of Christ our views would in many respects be greatly altered. Many things that we now desire and long for would lose much of their attractiveness; and other things that we dread and shrink from would cease to be unwelcome. The great Redeemer is in this article giving utterance to the desires of his heart on behalf of his people.
This is a picture of how we come to the Father. We know we do not deserve the great gifts he has in store for us, but he loves us and desires to give us good things. Not only are disciples to receive little children (9:36–37); they are to possess childlike qualities themselves. - Rodney L. Cooper
If we draw close to God in our worship, as well as our commitment to him, he, in turn, will draw close to us. Many, who shy away from putting the effort into buying out the time to get to know God better, ...
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in the heavens. (Matthew 5:14, 16)
Being the light of the world is pre-eminently applied to Jesus in the Scriptures (Matt. 4:16; Luke 2:32; John 1:4; John 8:12; Isa. 49:6), because he is, in the moral world, what the sun is in the natural world. The apostles, Christian ministers, and all Christians are lights of the world, because they, by their instructions and example, show what God requires, what is the condition of man, what is the way of duty, peace, and happiness the way that leads to heaven. As the city on the hill, Christians must be seen; they ought to be holy, harmless, and undefiled.
There is nothing inherently wrong with being dependent on others. Healthy cooperation and reciprocal relationships are the foundation of human social life; the Christian community ought to be characterized by the many ways in which we love the brothers and sisters.
These words indicate the turning point in the life of Peter, a crisis. There is often a question about the life of holiness. Do you grow into it? or do you come into it be a crisis suddenly? Peter has been growing for three years under the training of Christ, but he had grown terribly... Continue Reading →
Luke 15:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.' The words of the text are familiar to us all. The elder son had complained and said, that though his father had made a feast, and had killed the fatted... Continue Reading →
I would like to have you open your Bible at the first epistle of John, fifth chapter, fourth and fifth verses: “Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is... Continue Reading →
“Where art thou?”—Gen. 3:9 My subject is the first question that God ever asked of man. You will find that question in Gen. 3:9, “Where art thou?” God asked the question of Adam. Adam had sinned, and on the evening of that awful day of the first sin, the voice of God in its majesty... Continue Reading →