Daily Devotionals

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(Dec. 14th) Consider Jesus Our Paymaster

Reading: “He was oppressed.” Isaiah 53:7 The Hebrew word here rendered “oppressed” signifies to exact or demand payment. It is so rendered in the following passage: ”The creditor shall not exact of his neighbour....” The word taskmaster comes from the same root, and as there is no noun prefixed to the original, the words may be [...]

(Dec. 14th) Consider Jesus Our Paymaster 2017-12-14T05:18:21+00:00

(Dec. 13th) Consider Jesus As Afflicted

Reading: “He was afflicted.” Isaiah 53:7 Jesus was born for affliction. In the righteous arrangement of God, sin and suffering, like holiness and happiness, are one and inseparable. He came to destroy the works of the devil; and sin, being Satan’s master-work, Jesus could destroy only as He Himself suffered, just as He could “abolish death” [...]

(Dec. 13th) Consider Jesus As Afflicted 2017-12-13T07:50:05+00:00

(Dec. 12th) Consider Jesus As Tempted by Satan

Reading: “Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” Matthew 4:1 It is a consolatory reflection to the child of God that Jesus was Himself subjected to a like discipline, equally as essential, yet infinitely more severe, to the completeness of His mediatorial character as the High [...]

(Dec. 12th) Consider Jesus As Tempted by Satan 2017-12-12T04:33:46+00:00

(Dec. 11th) Consider Jesus as Without Deceit

Reading: “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” 1 Peter 2:22 Purer than the purest crystal, more transparent than the brightest sun, was the character of Jesus. His foes sought with deception to ensnare Him, but He was too innocent to be ensnared. The moral atmosphere of His being was too [...]

(Dec. 11th) Consider Jesus as Without Deceit 2017-12-11T04:15:44+00:00

(Dec. 10th) Consider Jesus: The Object of Popular Hate

Reading: “He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief.” Isaiah 53:3 Our Lord’s was a chequered history. Lights and shadows thickly blended in the marvelous picture of His life. The lights were but few; the shadows predominated. He did not come into the world to be joyful and happy, but to [...]

(Dec. 10th) Consider Jesus: The Object of Popular Hate 2017-12-10T05:12:19+00:00

(Dec. 9th) Consider Jesus: The Object of Popular Favour

Reading: "When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” Matthew 21:10 Jesus was now enthroned upon the highest wave of popular favor. It was, perhaps, the only moment in His earthly history in which it might be said that His popularity was in the ascendance. The sun of human [...]

(Dec. 9th) Consider Jesus: The Object of Popular Favour 2017-12-09T07:37:19+00:00

(Dec. 8th) Consider Jesus in Obedience to Human Law

Reading: “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.” Matthew 22:21 The obedience of Jesus, whether natural or moral—whether yielded to a divine or a human law—was, like all that He did, worthy of Himself. Rebellion against Satan and sin was the only insubordination that marked our Lord’s life on earth. On no occasion did either [...]

(Dec. 8th) Consider Jesus in Obedience to Human Law 2017-12-08T09:19:13+00:00

(Dec. 7th) Consider Jesus in Obedience to Divine Law

Reading: “He became obedient unto death.” Philippians 2:8 A higher obedience of Christ is this, than that we have just considered, since it is obedience to a divine law and to a heavenly parent. Those who honor and obey God will not be found wilfully and persistently dishonoring and disobeying an earthly one. The higher law, [...]

(Dec. 7th) Consider Jesus in Obedience to Divine Law 2017-12-07T05:57:31+00:00

(Dec. 6th) Consider Jesus in Childhood Subjection

Reading: “He was subject unto them.” Luke 2:51 This was one of the most instructive and lovely traits in our Lord’s character; His subjection to parental authority. As Irenaeus beautifully remarks, “He came to save all who are born again unto God; infants and little ones, and children and youths, and those of old age. To [...]

(Dec. 6th) Consider Jesus in Childhood Subjection 2017-12-06T06:19:22+00:00

(Dec. 5th) Consider Jesus in the Exercise of Influence

Reading: “Be followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1  Influence is the subject which these words suggest for our present meditation—the influence of Christ reflected in the influence of the Christian. ”Follow me, as I follow Christ.” The power of influencing others is a wonderful and responsible gift of [...]

(Dec. 5th) Consider Jesus in the Exercise of Influence 2017-12-05T02:30:58+00:00
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