Living Out God’s Law
Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. Matthew 11:27.
Jesus came to represent the character of God in living out the holy law of Jehovah. In every lesson He gave to His disciples and to the people He sought to define clearly its principles. By personal obedience to the law He invested the common duties of life with a holy significance. He lived a man among men. . . . He lived among the people, He shared their poverty and their griefs. He dignified life in all its details by keeping before men the glory of God, and by subordinating everything to the will of His Father. His life was characterized by supreme love to God, and fervent love to His fellow men. . . .
His life from its beginning to its close, was one of self-denial and self-sacrifice. Upon the cross of Calvary He made the great sacrifice of Himself in behalf of all men, that the whole world might have salvation if they would. Christ was hid in God, and God stood revealed to the world in the character of His Son. . . .
Love for a lost world was manifested every day, in every act of His life. Those who are imbued by His Spirit will work in the same lines as those in which Christ worked. In Christ the light and love of God were manifested in human nature. No human being has ever possessed so sensitive a nature as did the sinless, holy One of God, who stood as head and representative of what humanity may become through the imparting of the divine nature. To those who believe in Christ as their personal Saviour, He imputes His merit and imparts His power. To those who come to Him with their burden of grief, disappointments, and trials, He will give rest and peace. It is through the grace of Christ that the soul sees his need of repentance toward God. . ., and is led to look to Christ by faith, realizing that His merit is efficacious to save to the uttermost all who come unto God by Him. . . . Let us open our hearts to receive the love which it is so essential that we should cultivate in order that we may fulfill the commandments of God.
That I May Know Him p. 288
—–Lift up Pr. Dan McGrath in the Houghton, L’Anse, and Marquette Churches in prayer, as well as the 26 evangelistic series going on throughout the state!
—— Marcel just had a stroke. Paralyzed on his right side. they going cut in his head to for drainage. This does not look good. Thank you for your prayer. Merna
—— I am a minister of the Gospel, I have a Jail Ministry. I am teaching today on the Holy Spirit, thus bringing me to this page. Please pray for me I minister in a hard county. This county has so many suicides, murders, overdoses, due to drugs. I have to call on outside help for strength and wisdom. God bless all [for praying], Patti
—– Gary’s coworker just quit his job last month to pursue a new career; we just got a call from his wife that he was hurt on the new job, his leg broken in many places. He was taken by ambulance to _____ for surgery. Would you please put him on the world wide prayer chain. Karen
Before Ron had to drive fifty miles one way to work, one night each week Ron and I had a “date night.” We did something specific, like miniature golf or going shopping or getting a soft pretzel or some other treat. Those date nights were exciting for us just because we were spending time together. Because we love each other, just being together was a joy. Now that he gets home so late and he is so tired, date nights are a thing of the past, but they are a happy memory none-the-less.
Just so, our Dear Saviour wants to fellowship with us in the same way. If we truly love Him, we will want to spend time with Him. We will want to have sweet fellowship together, not just when we go to a church meeting, but moment by moment throughout the day. Our Loving Redeemer longs to be part of every aspect of our life. He desires to be closer to us than the closest earthly tie we have. He pleads, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20 He, Who has all knowledge, wants to be our constant companion and guide. “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jer 33:3
Think of it! From the moment we renew our commitment to Him every morning till we fall asleep at night, we have the privilege of walking hand in hand in close communion with the Great Creator of the Universe. We are to, “Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thes 5:17 Paul did not mean that we should spend all our time with our hands folded and our head bowed, but he is speaking of holding constant companionship with the One Who gave His life for us. We can bring all of our joys, all of our concerns, all of our troubles to the Only One Who can solve them. He promises, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” John 15:7 We can cast all of our cares at His feet and leave them for Him to work out for our good. (1 Peter 5:7) Our Loving Redeemer has such wonderful plans for us if we will only cooperate with Him.
It is when we take our eyes off from Jesus, that we go astray. It is when we listen to the world’s beckoning voice that we get into trouble. It is when we become fascinated with the fleeting pleasures the evil one has to offer, that we lose our balance and fall from the Path. The apostle John advises, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1 John 2:15-17
May we daily give our heart to Jesus allowing Him to have complete control of our life. May we love to spend time in fellowship with Him. May keep our hand in His nail-scarred hand and trust Him to lead us all the way to His Heavenly Kingdom where we will walk and talk with Him face to face for all eternity is my prayer.