From 1 Corinthians…
“to us there is one God,
of Whom are all things,
and we for Him;
and one Lord,
through Whom are all things,
and we live through Him.”
–1 Corinthians 8:6
How wonderful that we are OF and FOR Abba Father God; having originated from Him and intended to go to Him. What everlasting love and unending belonging there is in this!
And God has provided His Way for all to come to Him…
How wonderful that we are THROUGH our Lord Jesus Christ. What care and concern and redemption and restoration there is through Jesus!
Thank You Abba Father In Jesus’ Name…for YOU!!!
“Perhaps God intended hereby to teach us not to put that confidence in creatures, that are servants, which the power of the Creator, their Master and ours, will alone bear the weight of. Gehazi returns re infecta – without success, without the tidings of any sign of life in the child (2Ki 4:31): The child is not awaked, intimating, to the comfort of the mother, that its death was but a sleep, and that he expected that it would shortly be awaked. In the raising of dead souls to spiritual life servants can do no more by their own power than Gehazi here could; they lay the word, like the prophet’s staff, before their faces, but there is neither voice nor hearing, till Christ, by His Spirit, comes Himself. The letter alone kills; it is the Spirit that gives life. It is not prophesying upon dry bones that will put life into them, breath must come from heaven and breathe upon those slain.”
— Matthew Henry on 2 Kings 4
“Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever! Amen.”
(1.) God is to be considered by us as our Father: Now unto God and our Father. It is a great condescension and favour in God to own the relation of Father to sinners, and allow us to say to him, Our Father; and it is a title peculiar to the gospel dispensation. It is also a great privilege and encouragement to us to consider him as our Father, as one so nearly related and who bears so tender an affection towards us. We should look upon God, under all our weaknesses and fears, not as a tyrant or an enemy, but as a Father, who is disposed to pity us and help us.
(2.) We must ascribe glory to God as a Father, the glory of his own excellence and of all his mercy unto us. We must thankfully own the receipt of all from him, and give the praise of all to him. And our praise must be constant and perpetual; it must be glory for ever and ever.”
—Mathew Henry on Philippians 4