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Precious Seed Volume 73, Issue 3, August 2018

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Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 20th October

CAPTAIN OF SALVATION

Hebrews 2. 9-10

God, who is the reason for the existence of all things, is the God whose purpose is to bring many sons to glory. Not ‘children’, that lovely word of relationship, but ‘sons’, emphasizing the dignity of our calling. Today, child of God, despite disheartening circumstances and our own failures, we are bound for glory because that is His stated purpose. Let us hold our heads up high. We are sons and daughters of the Living God. We are destined for glory!

But how can this be? It is God’s salvation that makes it possible for guilty sinners to be heading for glory. The moment we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ we came into the good of God’s salvation. We have learned that it is ‘great’, v. 3, ‘eternal’, 5. 9, and here we are introduced to the ‘captain’ of our salvation. The same word is translated ‘author’, 12. 2. Without an author, there is no book! Without our Captain, there is no salvation. The word implies, not only an initiator, but also one who sees things through. Our Captain not only makes salvation possible, but He will see us through to glory. But glory is always preceded by suffering. For this reason, our Captain was made ‘perfect through sufferings’. We understand, of course, that the sinless nature of the Lord is not in question here. But our verses explain that it was essential that our Captain should become ‘lower than angels’, enter manhood and experience the limitations of a body, of time and space, in order that He might ultimately experience the ‘suffering of death’.

Consider His sufferings for a moment: to vacate the throne and arrive in a scene of hostility and depravity; to live in the moral squalor of Nazareth and be regarded as a social outcast; to engage in public ministry; be regarded as Joseph’s illegitimate son; to have His power attributed to Satan and ultimately to be taken and crucified entailed continuous suffering. He was the Light shining in darkness! A tender plant in the wilderness! He was God’s beloved Son! He was made perfect through all these sufferings, not only to accomplish our salvation but also to see us through this present scene of suffering. He knows our present circumstances and He is perfectly able to lead us to glory.

 

Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 20th October

CAPTAIN OF SALVATION

Hebrews 2. 9-10

God, who is the reason for the existence of all things, is the God whose purpose is to bring many sons to glory. Not ‘children’, that lovely word of relationship, but ‘sons’, emphasizing the dignity of our calling. Today, child of God, despite disheartening circumstances and our own failures, we are bound for glory because that is His stated purpose. Let us hold our heads up high. We are sons and daughters of the Living God. We are destined for glory!

But how can this be? It is God’s salvation that makes it possible for guilty sinners to be heading for glory. The moment we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ we came into the good of God’s salvation. We have learned that it is ‘great’, v. 3, ‘eternal’, 5. 9, and here we are introduced to the ‘captain’ of our salvation. The same word is translated ‘author’, 12. 2. Without an author, there is no book! Without our Captain, there is no salvation. The word implies, not only an initiator, but also one who sees things through. Our Captain not only makes salvation possible, but He will see us through to glory. But glory is always preceded by suffering. For this reason, our Captain was made ‘perfect through sufferings’. We understand, of course, that the sinless nature of the Lord is not in question here. But our verses explain that it was essential that our Captain should become ‘lower than angels’, enter manhood and experience the limitations of a body, of time and space, in order that He might ultimately experience the ‘suffering of death’.

Consider His sufferings for a moment: to vacate the throne and arrive in a scene of hostility and depravity; to live in the moral squalor of Nazareth and be regarded as a social outcast; to engage in public ministry; be regarded as Joseph’s illegitimate son; to have His power attributed to Satan and ultimately to be taken and crucified entailed continuous suffering. He was the Light shining in darkness! A tender plant in the wilderness! He was God’s beloved Son! He was made perfect through all these sufferings, not only to accomplish our salvation but also to see us through this present scene of suffering. He knows our present circumstances and He is perfectly able to lead us to glory.

 

Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 20th October

CAPTAIN OF SALVATION

Hebrews 2. 9-10

God, who is the reason for the existence of all things, is the God whose purpose is to bring many sons to glory. Not ‘children’, that lovely word of relationship, but ‘sons’, emphasizing the dignity of our calling. Today, child of God, despite disheartening circumstances and our own failures, we are bound for glory because that is His stated purpose. Let us hold our heads up high. We are sons and daughters of the Living God. We are destined for glory!

But how can this be? It is God’s salvation that makes it possible for guilty sinners to be heading for glory. The moment we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ we came into the good of God’s salvation. We have learned that it is ‘great’, v. 3, ‘eternal’, 5. 9, and here we are introduced to the ‘captain’ of our salvation. The same word is translated ‘author’, 12. 2. Without an author, there is no book! Without our Captain, there is no salvation. The word implies, not only an initiator, but also one who sees things through. Our Captain not only makes salvation possible, but He will see us through to glory. But glory is always preceded by suffering. For this reason, our Captain was made ‘perfect through sufferings’. We understand, of course, that the sinless nature of the Lord is not in question here. But our verses explain that it was essential that our Captain should become ‘lower than angels’, enter manhood and experience the limitations of a body, of time and space, in order that He might ultimately experience the ‘suffering of death’.

Consider His sufferings for a moment: to vacate the throne and arrive in a scene of hostility and depravity; to live in the moral squalor of Nazareth and be regarded as a social outcast; to engage in public ministry; be regarded as Joseph’s illegitimate son; to have His power attributed to Satan and ultimately to be taken and crucified entailed continuous suffering. He was the Light shining in darkness! A tender plant in the wilderness! He was God’s beloved Son! He was made perfect through all these sufferings, not only to accomplish our salvation but also to see us through this present scene of suffering. He knows our present circumstances and He is perfectly able to lead us to glory.

 

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