Whether you are actually hungry or you hunger and thirst after righteousness, the feeling is the same — empty.
Poor, weak, and worthless though I am, I have a rich Almighty Friend! Jesus, the Savior is His name. He freely loves and without end.
One of the most comforting phrases of the gospel is found in this passage: “He shall not fail.”
Let us not quench the smoking flax in judgment of outward appearance. Let us fan the flame of all our fellow children of God to the praise of the glory of His grace!
The gospel is not a warning that judgment is coming. It is a declaration that the judgment has been made and the elect are justified in Christ.
Jesus will ultimately heal us not only from illness but from its cause — sin.
No matter who is in the White House, or what terrorist group seeks to wipe us out, or what story the media attempts to frighten you with, remember this - Jesus declared that the prophecy of the Messiah was fulfilled. That means... JESUS REIGNS!
Whatever tomorrow, or any other day, holds, do not live in fear of your enemies. Why? because they hated God before they hated us!
The gospel is how we come to discover and understand what God has done for us. It sets us free to love God out of pure thankfulness and not fear of condemnation!
When we see ourselves as we truly are, we see the need for a sovereign Savior. When we see that we are helpless without Him, we take great comfort in learning that Jesus did it all for us by the GRACE of God.