The people of Israel, in the wilderness, serve as an example to the people of God today that we must persevere to the end. It is possible to see the amazing power of God, sit under the Word, and yet not believe. Israel experienced all this and more, and fell in the desert.
The original recipients of this letter had regressed in their discipleship to a state of immaturity. Can that happen to us too?
A reading from chapter 5 of JC Ryle’s book Holiness, called “The Cost.”
A reading of chapter 18 of JC Ryle’s book, Holiness. The chapter is titled, “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ.”
Jesus’ disciples will not think commitment to Him as loss- but gain. He, and all He promises, are attractive enough to commit your whole life to, and to lose your life for.
Because we have been joined to Jesus Christ, the blessings and promises of this Psalm belong to us. Our souls should sing out, “Bless the Lord!”