Daily in the Word
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Daily in the Word is the Radio and Internet ministry of Dr. Paul Chappell, Senior Pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church and President of West Coast Baptist College in Lancaster California. Visit www.lancasterbaptist.org for more information.
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The Coming of the Kingdom—Part 1
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Striking the Saviour“And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.”Luke 22:63–65We rightly recoil in horror when we read the account of created men striking the Creator, taking the very hands that He formed and using them to beat Him. It was a gruesome and blasphemous act, and those involved are worthy of the condemnation and judgment they face for doing so. Yet even as we sit in judgment of them, we ignore the consequences of the sin that we so readily and willingly tolerate in our hearts and lives. We think of our own sin as a small and meaningless thing, but to God it is a horrible insult to the precious Saviour who purchased us with His own blood.There is a casualness about sin in the hearts of many Christians today that is very destructive. Rather than attacking sin and defeating it, we tolerate it and make compromises with it. Just as the Israelites did when they entered the Promised Land, we settle for something short of the victory that God has provided, and our lives are crippled as a result. Sin does not stay contained. It grows and spreads until it takes over everything. Only by confessing and forsaking sin can we have victory over it.When you are tempted to sin, remember the suffering of Christ. Remember that He died to redeem you from bondage to sin. And remember that the pain He endured at the hands of the Roman soldiers was inflicted because of sin. When you and I sin today, we are disregarding the sacrifice Jesus made for us. But when we resist temptation through His power, we demonstrate our gratitude for the cross. May we not make light of sin when it cost Jesus so great a price.Today’s Growth Principle:
Each time we sin we reveal a lack of love and appreciation for the blood of Jesus Christ.
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Date published: 2013-09-19