Lord You are so good, You are so kind, Mighty Jesus we worship You for goodness, kindness, excellence, for Who You Are. Too handsome to behold with our mortal eyes, too Holy to touch with our flirty hands, too gracious to rest on our unclean lips.
But not with my Jesus, He is Humble to stand aloof of our plight, too Passionate to see us suffer the hands of hell, too kind to see us perish and His loving nature moved Him to the cross that we mighty live. Let all glory, honour, adoration be unto Thee forever and ever, Amen.
Lord, help us to seek after You while you may be found (2 Chr 15:4) Do not allow us to walk in darkness and make your passion of no effect, teach us to your will.
O! Lord, send out thy light and Your true Word; let them be my guide, let them take me to Your holy hill and to Your tents (Ps 43:3). Teach me to do Your will for You are my God and let Your spirit lead me to a level ground (Ps143:10) where my Spirit will behold Your love:
“Thou whom my soul loveth.” Song 1:7
It is well to be able, without any “if” or “but,” to say of the Lord Jesus—”Thou whom my soul loveth.” Many can only say of Jesus that they hope they alove Him; they trust they love Him; but only a poor and shallow experience will be content to stay here. No one ought to give any rest to his spirit till he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance.
We ought not to be satisfied with a superficial hope that Jesus loves us, and with a bare trust that we love Him. The old saints did not generally speak with “buts,” and “ifs,” and “hopes,” and “trusts,” but they spoke positively and plainly. “I know whom I have believed,” saith Paul. “I know that my Redeemer liveth,” saith Job. Get positive knowledge of your love of Jesus, and be not satisfied till you can speak of your interest in Him as a reality, which you have made sure by having received the witness of the Holy Spirit, and His seal upon your soul by faith.
True love to Christ is in every case the Holy Spirit’s work, and must be wrought in the heart by Him. He is the efficient cause of it; but the logical reason why we love Jesus lies in Himself. Why do we love Jesus? Because He first loved us. Why do we love Jesus? Because He “gave Himself for us.” We have life through His death; we have peace through His blood. Though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor.
Why do we love Jesus? Because of the excellency of His person. We are filled with a sense of His beauty! an admiration of His charms! a consciousness of His infinite perfection! His greatness, goodness, and loveliness, in one resplendent ray, combine to enchant the soul till it is so ravished that it exclaims, “Yea, He is altogether lovely.”
Blessed love this—a love which binds the heart with chains more soft than silk, and yet more firm than adamant! And that love made us whole and we are clean:
“I will; be thou clean.” Mark 1:41
Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat, “light be,” and straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus is equal in majesty to that ancient word of power. Redemption like Creation has its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy yielded to no human remedies, but it fled at once at the Lord’s “I will.”
The disease exhibited no hopeful signs or tokens of recovery, nature contributed nothing to its own healing, but the unaided word effected the entire work on the spot and for ever. The sinner is in a plight more miserable than the leper; let him imitate his example and go to Jesus, “beseeching Him and kneeling down to Him.” Let him exercise what little faith he has, even though it should go no further than “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean”; and there need be no doubt as to the result of the application.
Jesus heals all who come, and casts out none. In reading the narrative in which our text occurs, it is worthy of devout notice that Jesus touched the leper. This unclean person had broken through the regulations of the ceremonial law and pressed into the house, but Jesus so far from chiding him broke through the law Himself in order to meet him. He made an interchange with the leper, for while He cleansed him, He contracted by that touch a Levitical defilement.
Even so Jesus Christ was made sin for us, although in Himself He knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. O that poor sinners would go to Jesus, believing in the power of His blessed substitutionary work, and they would soon learn the power of His gracious touch. That hand which multiplied the loaves, which saved sinking Peter, which upholds afflicted saints, which crowns believers, that same hand will touch every seeking sinner, and in a moment make him clean.
The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves, He looks, He touches us, WE LIVE. Glory be to God. Dear reader, have you receive Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour? Perhaps you are yet to give your life to Christ, please kindly click here to accept Jesus now.
Do you have a soul thirsting for Lord? Lead such a person to Jesus today and He will reward you handsomely.
Remain blessed in the Lord.