Thursday, January 22, 2009

BIAY- January 23rd

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  1. Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalms 23

    Luke 18:
    v27- "And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. "-
    I love this verse.
    Something interesting I found concerning this in the Matthew Henry Commentary-
    "There are such difficulties in the way of our salvation: as could never be got over but by pure omnipotence, by that grace of God which is almighty, and to which that is possible which exceeds all created power and wisdom. The things which are impossible with men (and utterly impossible it is that men should work such a change upon their own spirits as to turn them from the world to God, it is like dividing the sea, and driving Jordan back), these things are possible with God. His grace can work upon the soul, so as to alter the bent and bias of it, and give it a contrary ply; and it is he that works in us both to will and to do."

    Good stuff, huh?

    v42- "And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee."
    I'm a word studier. I've seen people reference to some Christians as 'zealots' because they talk about "gettin' saved', and deemphasized the importance or the meaning of it. Like it's okay to be a Christian and not stress being saved (which, truth being, you cannot be a CHRISTIAN without being saved!) ...
    but what I think is interesting and had never really pondered on it before, is even Jesus mentions "getting saved". "hath saved"... literally means: "to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment"; "to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction", why would one NOT want to be saved?

    v31-34- I would have thought they would catch the prophecies, that they'd know them; if they were able to recognize Jesus as the Messiah ....

    v42-42- were these people not already believers?

    Genesis 30:
    v27- talking about your life "rubbing off" on others, at least Laban was able to see and give glory where it's due (to a degree) ---
    "And Laban said unto him, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, [tarry: for] I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake."