“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.”
Father, help us deal with conflicts wisely, and bring us into stronger relationships as a result. Amen.
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slainTo receive power and riches and wisdom,And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
More than one person was raised to new life in the Bible, but not permanent new life. Their earthly bodies were reanimated (they were resuscitated) and they were probably immediately recognized by people who had known them before their death. This was not the case with Jesus and His resurrection body.
After His resurrection, the two disciples Jesus joined on the Emmaus road didn’t recognize Him. His resurrection body must have looked human to the two travelers, but somehow different. Also after His resurrection, Jesus appeared in a locked room where the disciples were gathered. In other words, He “materialized” in the room rather than opening the locked door. But there was one thing about His resurrection body that was the same: the wounds in His hands, feet, and side. Those wounds will eternally mark Him as the Lamb who was slain for us.
Worship Jesus Christ today as the Lamb slain for your eternal redemption, and prepare to recognize Him by His wounds.
The Divine glory shone more out of his wounds than out of all his life before.
~ Robert Murray M’Cheyne
This is always a busy time of year with graduations, visiting family, and working hard. We get focused, hustling and bustling about with little time for eating that we exhaust ourselves. It’s important to go off to a quiet place to recharge yourself and rest awhile. Such a time is necessary to find rest in Jesus. When you sneak away, bring a verse with you to meditate and mull over. Perhaps it’s only 15 minutes, but the peace you will find is like none other. Come and find rest in Him.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Awake, my charity, and feed
The hungry soul, and clothe the poor;
In heaven are found no sons of need,
There all these duties are no more.