‘Then Jesus…said, All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me.’ Matthew 28:18 NIV
Billy Graham said: ‘The Bible is concerned only incidentally with the history of Israel or a system of ethics. It’s concerned primarily with the story of redemption as it is in Jesus Christ. If you read the Scriptures and miss the story of salvation, you have missed its message and meaning. There have been those who have gone through the Bible and traced the story of Jesus: In Genesis He is the seed of the woman. In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb. In Leviticus He is the Atoning Sacrifice. In Numbers He is the Smitten Rock. In Deuteronomy He is the Greatest Prophet. In Joshua He is the Captain of the Lord’s Host. In Judges He is the Deliverer. In Kings He is the Promised King. In Nehemiah He is the Restorer of the Nation. In Esther He is the Advocate. In Job He is my Redeemer. In Psalms He is my Shepherd. In Proverbs He is my Pattern. In Ecclesiastes He is my Goal. In the Song of Solomon He is my Satisfier. In the Books of the Prophets He is my Coming Prince of Peace. In the Gospels He is the One who came to seek and to save us. In Acts He is our Risen Lord. In the Epistles He is our Representative at the Father’s right hand. In Revelation He is our Returning Lord.’ In an age of pop psychology and eclectic theology, the bedrock of our faith is still Christ’s virgin birth, His sinless life, His atoning death, His victorious resurrection, His work of mediation and His visible return as King of Kings. Christ-there’s no one like Him!
SoulFood: 1 Kings 16:1-18:15, Matt 23:1-12, Ps 26, Pr 7:26-27
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012