May 27

 

Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”— so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we might receive the promised Spirit through faith.   Galatians 3:13-14

 

The blessedness of the redeemed consists in partaking of Christ’s fullness, which consists in partaking of that Spirit which is given not by measure unto Him.  That good is seen in variety and greatness.

Here all sorts of good are procured for fallen man that he does or can really need, or is capable of.  We are necessitous creatures, full of wants; but they are all here answered.  Every craving of our nature is exactly answered.

We stand in need of peace with God.  We had provoked God to anger.  His wrath abode upon us, and we have in this work pardon of sin and deliverance form hell fully purchased for us.

We needed to have the favor of God, to have God not as our enemy but our friend.  Now God’s favor is purchased for us by the righteousness of Jesus Christ.

We needed to have some satisfying happiness bestowed.  Man has a natural thirst and craving of a vast extent.  Nothing but an infinite good can fill and satisfy his desires.

We need to see the person upon whom our love is set.  Merely to hear of the person does not satisfy love.  Now we see God, the object o our supreme love.

We desire to converse with those we love.  Provision is made for this also, that we should have spiritual converse.

We desire also to dwell with the one we love.  Through Christ it is purchased and provided that we should dwell with God in His own house in heaven, forever in His presence.

 

 

Devotions from the Pen of Jonathan Edwards

 

Jonathan Edwards, who is considered the finest theologian America has ever produced, was known for his logical mind and warm devotion to the Lord. His exposition of Scripture remains a source of powerful edification for the church. Here are 120 excerpts from this great preacher of the word presented in a daily devotional format.  Edwards certainly was an amazing philosopher and a great theologian, but his insights into God’s Word are also down to earth, practical, and devotional.  Each devotion is based on a Scripture verse and Edwards is always careful to draw your attention to the text to be fed by God’s Word, not by man’s thoughts and imaginations.

 

It is a good resource for personal devotions or as an introduction to the thought of Edwards.  You will find comfort for the soul, encouragement and exhortations for the heart, and practical instructions for the mind.

 

 

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