A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
“There is a Balm in Gilead” sung by Karen Clark Shear. Jeremiah 8:22, Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? KJV
Nelson’s Bible commentary – v22 Is there no balm in Gilead: The region of Gilead was known for its balsam ointment (Genesis 37:25). There is no healing for a people intent on rebelling against God.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – v22 The blood of Christ is balm in Gilead, His Spirit is the Physician there, all-sufficient: so that the people may be healed, but will not. Thus men die unpardoned and unchanged, for they will not come to Christ to be saved.
And again I share with you, “There Is Room At The Cross For You”, Grace Larson, Billy Pollard, Rev. Clay Evans (Original Version). “Jesus, What A Wonder You Are”, Juanita Bynum
HE AROSE! drolas94. He arose, He arose, He arose from the dead!
“Jesus Reinstates Peter”, John 21:15) So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these? He saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, feed My lambs. 16) He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest Thou Me? He saith unto Him yea, Lord; Thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, feed My sheep. 17) He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because He said unto him the third time, Lovest thou Me? And he said unto Him, Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed My sheep. 18) Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee wither thou wouldest not. 19) This spake He, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He saith unto him, Follow me. Philippians 1:20′ 2Peter 1:14. 20) Then Peter, turning about seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on His breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee (v13:25)? 21) Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? 22) Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee, follow thou Me. Revelations 2:25; Deuteronomy 29:29. 23) Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? 24) This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we now that his testimony is true. 25) And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amos 7:10. Amen.
Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary – v15-19 Our Lord addressed Peter by his original name, as if he had forfeited that of Peter through his denying Him. He now answered, Thou knowest that I love Thee; but without professing to love Jesus more than others. We must not be surprised to have our sincerity called into question, when we ourselves have done that which makes it doubtful. Every remembrance of past sins, even pardoned sins, renews the sorrow of a true penitent. Conscious of integrity, Peter solemnly appealed to Christ, as knowing all things, even the secrets of his heart. It is well when our falls and mistakes make us more humble and watchful. The sincerity of our love to God must be brought to the test; and it behooves us to inquire with earnest, preserving prayer to the heart-searching God, to examine and prove us, whether we are able to stand this test. No one can be qualified to feed the sheep and lambs of Christ, who does not love the Good Shepherd more than any earthly advantage or object. It is the great concern of every good man, whatever death he dies, to glorify God in it; for what is our chief end but this, to die to the Lord, at the Word of the Lord. v20-24 Sufferings, pains, and death; will appear formidable even to the experienced Christian; but in the hope to glorify God, to leave a sinful world, and to be present with his Lord, a believer becomes ready to obey the Redeemer’s call, and to follow Him through death to glory. It is the will of Christ that His disciples should mind their own duty and not be curious about future events, either as to themselves or others. Many curious questions are put about the counsels of God, and the state of the unseen world, as to which we may say, What is this to us? And if we attend to the duty of following Christ, we shall find neither heart nor time to meddle with that which does not belong to us. Scripture language is the safest channel for Scripture truth; the words which the Holy Ghost teaches, for it is light, 1 Corinthians 2:13, and may we agree to love one another. v25 Only a small part of the actions of Jesus had been written. But let us bless God for all that is in the Scriptures, and be thankful that there is so much in so small a space. Amen.
More to come and God Bless You.