Saturday, February 1, 2020
February 1 Emmanuel. Matthew 1:23
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child,
and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his
name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Consider Jesus through this day as God with thee, God in thy nature; God become man for thy salvation and consolation. None but God is able to save; thy Jesus is God; it was necessary that the Saviour should be man, and Jesus is man.
He has the nature of His Father, here is His ability; he has thy nature also, here is His suitability.
Jesus is God with me to hear the prayers checked I fears redress the grievances sympathize with the end I sorrows and be thy friend every day
God is with us, observing our conduct, directing our ways, reproving our follies, providing our supplies, and making all things work together for our good.
Always remember, Jesus is with me, every sin is committed under His eye, against His love, and goes to His heart; think, when tempted to sin, that you hear Immanuel, the suffering, bleeding, dying, reigning Saviour, say “Oh, do not that abominable thing which I hate.”
Walk before me in love, peace, holiness, and zeal for His glory and praise.
He is God for thee, as well as with thee.
Look to His wisdom, power, and love, for safety and supply; and with filial confidence trust His word, so shall you be safe and happy.
Sweeter sounds the music knows
Charm me in Immanuel‘s name;
All her hopes my spirit owes
To His birth, His cross, His shame.