Monday, January 20, 2020

The wisdom of the just, Luke 1:17

January 20     The wisdom of the just.      Luke 1:17

Luke 1:17  And he shall go before him in the spirit and 
power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to 
the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just
to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

The Lord’s people are justified freely, by His grace, through the redemption that is in Christ
The work of Jesus is their justification before God; in this they trust: this they plead, and in this they rejoice.

Taught by the Holy Spirit, they manifest wisdom in readily believing God’s faithful word, and
trusting Him to make good the same to them.

They resign themselves and all they value into His hands for preservation, and to be entirely at His disposal, persuaded that his wisdom and love will do better for them, than they possible
could for themselves.

They refer all things to God for His decision, and cheerfully abide by His sentence.  They live in simple, child-like dependence upon His providence and grace, for body and soul, for time and
eternity, seeking to make His will theirs.

They walk in charity with their fellow-christians, who differ in some things from them, and
would do good to all, especially to them that are of the household of faith.

Beloved, do you manifest this wisdom? Do you walk by this rule?

Do you mind the same things? Have you the wisdom that is from above, which is pure, gentle,
easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits?

Boundless wisdom, power divine,
Love unspeakable, are thine;
Wisdom, Lord, to me be giv’n,
Wisdom pure, which comes from heaven.
James Smith

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