Thursday, March 2, 2017

... the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon Me.

"And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom..." Matthew 27:51

This week has been a week of remembrance and thankfulness as I have dwelt much on the love of God towards us His people. 

Do you ever read a phrase or verse from the WORD that has deep impact on you... so much so that you meditate and ponder over it for a long time?

My heart was touched when I thought upon the Father removing all my offences and placing them upon the Lord Jesus... paying my debt. The thought wasn't anything new... but I found myself with renewed adoration for my Heavenly Father. 

Oh, the love of God... ... renting the veil of the temple in two... granting us access to the very presence of God, the Holy of Holies through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Isn't it marvelous? 

Indeed it is overwhelming...  to think that God opened a way through the Lord Jesus Christ... the shedding of His precious Son's blood,

... once and for all.

"But now in Christ Jesus
 ye who sometimes were far off 
are made nigh by the blood of Christ." 
Ephesians 2:13

The Lord Jesus smitten in my stead. He pleased not Himself, but took my reproaches! 

"For even Christ pleased not himself; 
but, as it is written, 
The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me." 
Romans 15:3

I find myself without excuse when faced with thoughts of hurt or self-pity... there is no place for such thoughts when Christ has suffered in our stead.

No place to please ourselves...

Precious Father, With thankfulness we bow before your presence and acknowledge your kindness towards us. Thank you for removing the veil from us through the blood of our  Lord Jesus Christ. Help us to walk in obedience to your calling of us as children of Light and may all that we do and say be for your glory and not ours

May you be encouraged today to walk humbly before our Heavenly Father.


" Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. " 1 Corinthians 15:58

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