365 days with Newton

20 AUGUST

Plucked as a brand out of the fire

‘And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.’ Genesis 15:7
SUGGESTED FURTHER READING: Zechariah 3:1–10

In this passage we have the Lord’s word to Abraham by way of remembrance: I brought thee from Ur of the Chaldees—from idolaters, plucked thee as a brand out of the fire [Zechariah 3:2]. Thus he reminds all his people. It is said the night when Israel left Egypt was a night much to be remembered [Exodus 12:42]. Believers surely will never forget the mercy which called them. It was a special mercy. Many [were] left when Abraham was called. How many of your companions have been left? Some of you were brought from places at a great distance, like Abraham, and it was a foundation mercy—how much depended upon it. As it is farther said: to give thee this land—a type of the heavenly Canaan. The Lord did not call Abraham to leave him by the way. If you are called out of sin and the world, brought to Jesus, it is because the Lord designs to give you the good land—for his gifts and callings are without repentance.
FOR MEDITATION:
With Satan, my accuser near,
At his rebuke the tempter fled;
My spirit trembled when I saw
Then he removed my filthy dress;
The Lord in majesty appear,
‘Poor sinner take this robe,’ he said,
And heard the language of his law.
‘It is thy Saviour’s righteousness.

In vain I wished and strove to hide
And see, a crown of life prepared!
The tattered filthy rags I wore;
That I might thus thy head adorn;
While my fierce foe, insulting cried,
I thought no shame or suffering hard,
‘See what you trusted in before!’
But wore, for thee, a crown of thorn.’

Struck dumb, and left without a plea,
O how I heard these gracious words!
I heard my gracious Saviour say,
They broke and healed my heart at once;
‘Know, Satan, I this sinner free,
Constrained me to become the Lord’s,
I died to take his sins away.
And all my idol-gods renounce.

‘This is a brand which I in love,
Now, Satan, thou hast lost thy aim,
To save from wrath and sin design;
Against this brand thy threats are vain;
In vain thy accusations prove,
Jesus has plucked it from the flame,
I answer all, and claim him mine.’
And who shall put it in again?

SERMON SERIES: GENESIS, NO. 32 [1/3], GENESIS 15:7–11

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Closingstages

It's all Essential: Truth Matters! - 2 Timothy 3:16

Pure Glory

The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims His handiwork. Psalms 19:1

The daily addict

The daily life of an addict in recovery

The Christian Tech-Nerd

-Reviews, Advice & News For All Things Tech and Gadget Related-

Thinking Through Scripture

to help you walk with Jesus in faith, hope, and love.

A disciple's study

This is my personal collection of thoughts and writings, mainly from much smarter people than I, which challenge me in my discipleship walk. Don't rush by these thoughts, but ponder them.

Author Scott Austin Tirrell

Maker of fine handcrafted novels!

Heartshare

Sharing words of Support, Motivation and Compassion

In Pursuit of My First Love

Returning to the First Love

Becoming HIS Tapestry

Christian Lifestyle Blogger

Talmidimblogging

Biblical postings, Talmidim- meaning students

Unshakable Hope

"All of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain." (Hebrews 12:27)

Life Hub Inspirations

Short articles to bring inspiration to people.

Fountains of hope poetry

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

incomprehensibus

Home of Micropoetry, Literature, art and philosophy.

Bible Daily

Hannah's daily devotional

Learning From God's Word

Prayers, Bible Readings Notes, Sermons And Theological Articles

The Eyes of My Heart

Stay true to His calling

Ritika Rasal

Never Wanted Perfect Just Real

%d bloggers like this: