The Wisdom of the Gospel

The gospel is the sum of wisdom; a collection of knowledge; a treasure-house of truth; and a disclosure of mysterious secrets. In it we see how justice and mercy may be associated; here we see unalterable law entirely satisfied, and sovereign love carrying away the sinner in triumph. Our meditation on it broadens the mind; and as it opens to our soul in successive flashes of glory, we stand astonished at the profound wisdom manifest in it.

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Return to Holy Reverence

“Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.” —Isaiah 52:13

One of the most tragic graces we have lost today in our Christianity is the fear of the LORD, and reverence for Jesus Christ, in particular. As the enemy, the world, or corrupt flesh delight to tear us away from God’s holy Word and the truth at the center of Christ, and Him crucified, and the more we forget, or forsake, the truth of the Cross, the greater the caricature we make of our Lord. Soon, the holy and beloved Son of God becomes our pal, our bro, our home boy, and a host of other common titles, that though the names are not offensive in and of themselves, the mere thought of the irreverence directed toward the holy Redeemer should turn our stomachs and bring forth from our eyes a fountain of tears.

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A Greater Than Solomon is Here

“The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” —Luke 11:31

When contemplating the lives of some of the characters recorded in Scripture our minds can take us into a myriad of directions. Take Solomon for example. He was considered the wisest of all the kings in Israel. Yet, in multiplying wives to himself, particularly idolatrous women from distant lands, it caused his heart to turn from God so that his sin was loathsome. Our minds might tend to wander upon the thought with regard to Solomon’s ultimate salvation. The last mention of Solomon in scripture, in Nehemiah 13:26, publishes the “wise” king’s very grievous sin:

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