LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Friday, March 24, 2006

Look To Christ Alone! - Reid Ferguson

Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture

Today's Readings Matt. 27:45-56;
Romans 14; Psalm 69:1-18; Deut. 27-28




The following two verses, are among the most
enigmatic in all of Scripture – Matt. 27;52 "The
tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the
saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and
coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they
went into the holy city and appeared to many."
Postulations and explanations abound. With such
remarkable events as these, we almost instinctively
grasp for ways to understand them. How we wish
for more data to examine. We come away puzzled
as to why the Bible would be so completely silent
on what is so extraordinary as to capture our
attention for certain. But is that not in and of itself
the necessary observation? The very fact that the
Scripture takes absolutely no pains whatsoever to
fill in the blanks and inform us in greater detail over
these appearances of the resurrected saints is of
great moment. The silence tells us – that even the
most extraordinary of miracles is nothing at all to
be considered or inquired into in light of the eternal
importance of Christ's death! How quick we are to
run after obscurities and curiosities in the very face
of the Death of the Son of God for sin! Christ is
crucified! What is the resurrection of a few mortals
in comparison to this? Nothing! It is to be barely
mentioned and then passed over. God's wrath has
been poured out upon His Spotless Lamb. Sin has
found its remedy in the blood of the Savior. Man
has an Intercessor, a Substitute, a Propitiator for all
who will believe. Hell and death have met their
end. Wickedness is being all undone. Forgiveness
of sins can be announced to the world as available
to all who will come. Imputed righteousness awaits
those who flee to His side for forgiveness and
grace. Eternal life may be had by all who die their
death with Him by faith. The veil has been rent.
The Son of God has entered into the Holy of
Holies for us. The way has been made for us to
enter in behind Him. He has gone on before us as
our Mighty Captain. And we would rather muse
over who the saints were, what they might have
said – and what happened after. Fools! Look to
Christ! There, and there alone, is salvation.

5 Comments:

Blogger Joe said...

Ah! The mysteries of the Word of God. That there are things we don't understand is a testimony to His grandeur.

March 25, 2006 1:06 PM

 
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Excellent stuff.

March 25, 2006 4:30 PM

 
Blogger jel said...

I 2nd what Matthew said!




have a great weekend !

March 25, 2006 7:12 PM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Joe, Janice, Matthew: Thank you

March 26, 2006 12:33 AM

 
Blogger forgiven said...

Great Mark

I love his Writing
Doug

March 27, 2006 9:14 AM

 

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