“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Monday, May 09, 2011

The law of His mouth is truth and grace

Hi sister,
I saw J____ last night and he mentioned you and the others. So, I decided to give you a buzz. The Lord is good and His mercy endureth forever, especially to those who call on Him. Which I’m sure you do.
Did you hear any of the Righteousness By Faith messages given by S____? How were they? Is A_____ still playing the piano. I bet she is getting better all the time. Are you still enjoying living in ____? I really miss it. Down here we have flat, flat, flattttttt everywhere. The only ups and downs are the interstate overpasses. :)
The Lord is good to us. I was thinking of Jesus’ truth and grace. EGW wrote of it in Desire of Ages:

In every gentle and submissive way, Jesus tried to please those with whom He came in contact. Because He was so gentle and unobtrusive, the scribes and elders supposed that He would be easily influenced by their teaching. They urged Him to receive the maxims and traditions that had been handed down from the ancient rabbis, but He asked for their authority in Holy Writ. Desire of Ages, p. 85.

His brothers felt that His influence went far to counteract theirs. He possessed a tact which none of them had, or desired to have. Desire of Ages, p.87.

Thus in an unobtrusive way He worked for the people from His very childhood. Desire of Ages, p. 92.

“He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant.” (Is. 53:2). And He always retained His childlike spirit, even when shouldering the weight of His Father’s gospel business. “Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into Thy lips: therefore God hath blessed Thee for ever.” (Ps. 45:2). “Thy people shall be willing in the day of Thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: Thou hast the dew of Thy youth.” (Ps. 110:3). “We beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (Jn. 1:14).

This seems to be the true revelation of Christ’s character. He had a caring way to present the convicting truth. He was the original Comforter who had convicted everyone He met, some with scathing rebukes, yet in obvious love.

“The isles shall wait for His law.” (Is. 42:4).
“The law of Thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” (Ps. 119:72).
“And all bare Him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.” (Lk. 4:22).
“And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him: and He opened His mouth, and taught them...” (Matt. 5:1,2).

Wouldn’t you have loved to sit at His feet and listened to the law of His mouth?


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