Fundamental truth of the most basic nature is openly denied or presumptuously ignored by an age that seems to feel that it has outgrown such elementary things as these; and, therefore, we may be thankful indeed for the inspired outline of things which actually constitute fundamental Christian doctrine.
HOPE for the Christian is Christ the Lord, who has entered into that which is beyond the veil, that is, into heaven itself; and this corresponds to the actions of the ancient high priest who was typical of Christ in that he went into the Holy of Holies, behind the veil, in the tabernacle.
The supreme majesty and glory of the ineffable God, Creator and upholder of all things, whose existence is from everlasting to everlasting – let people contemplate such as this, and all of their petty misgivings and doubts will disappear.
This psalm is both historical and prophetic. It refers to things that happened in Israel; and it is a prophecy concerning the New Testament Church.
These six graces:
properly united in the hearts of people, and thus conjoined will regenerate the human race!
At least two themes are interwoven: prophecies concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, and warnings concerning the second coming of Christ.
This habit of praying toward a particular point has been maintained till this day by the Muslims who pray in the direction of Mecca.
Wisdom cannot be discovered by searching the Earth; it cannot be purchased with gold or precious stones; and man cannot even ascertain the place where it might be found. It is no ordinary kind of wisdom that is spoken of in God’s Word.
Our favorite agrarians from summer and autumn are back once again to tackle the icy chills of winter.
The angels have the nature of servants, or “ministers,” as stated here, and thus must ever be accounted inferior to Jesus our Lord; despite this, however, those shining creatures of the unseen world possess a magnificence beyond our imagination; and the service they give to God and their activities on behalf of the saints, so mysteriously mentioned here, are matters of surpassing interest and curiosity.
The idea of an unbaptized Christian is simply not entertained in the New Testament.
We are “in Christ,” having believed in him and having been baptized into the “one body,” Christ’s spiritual body. As a result of Christ’s redemptive work, we enjoy eternal life (presently, in the joys of Christian service, and ultimately, throughout all eternity).