Friday, October 27, 2006


I read this in a devotional this morning:
John 11:35 "Jesus wept!"—but His profoundest anguish was over resisted grace, abused privileges, scorned mercy. It was the Divine Craftsman mourning over His shattered handiwork—the Almighty Creator weeping over His ruined world—God, the God-man, "grieving" over the Temple of the soul, a humiliating wreck of what once was made "after His own image!"

Jesus wept out of sympathy with those who were in tears all around him, as well as from a deep sense of the misery sin had brought upon human nature.Do we grieve over our sins that way? I dare to say we don't grieve enough. It is an insult to the finishing works of Christ when we do not grieve over sin or continue to sin. When you think about He had no sin. We should look within ourselves and grieve over the sin we practice. It should make us sick. If your sin is not a grievance to you I would encourage you to start questioning your walk!
I think we should question what we do in all aspects of our life. Will this bring aultimate Glory to our Savior Jesus Christ and if you have doubts "Don't do it". Go to the scriptures and examine it. Freedom in Christ does not give you the OK to do what ever you want. I believe we should guard Ourselves. Don't forget we are His handiwork.

" How can I mix with the potsherds of the earth? Once, "I lay among the pots;" now, I am "like a dove, whose wings are covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold!" "Stranger—pilgrim—sojourner;"—"my citizenship is in heaven!" Why covet tinsel honors and glories? Why be solicitous about the smiles of that which knew not, (no, which frowned on) its Lord? "Paul calls it a mere notion, and nothing in substance."—(Thomas Brooks.)

Live above its corroding cares and anxieties; remembering the description Jesus gives of His own true people, "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world!"


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