Our being put into a possibility of salvation, and a capacity for it, ought to be the matter of our rejoicing when the Gentiles did but hear that the offers of grace should be made them, the word of grace preached to them. The means of grace afforded them were glad “Now there is some hope for us” Many grieve under doubts whether they have an interest in Christ or no when they should be rejoicing that they have an interest in him the golden sceptre is held out to them. They are invited to come and touch the top of it 2. They gave God the praise of it: They glorified the word of the Lord that is, Christ (so some), the essential Word they entertained a profound veneration for him and expressed the high thoughts they had of him. Or, rather, the gospel, the more they knew of it, the more they admired it. Oh! What a light, what a power, what a treasure, does this gospel bring along with it! How excellent are its truths, its precepts, its promises! How far transcending all other institutions! How plainly divine and heavenly is its origin! Thus they glorified the word of the Lord, and it is this which he has himself magnified above all his name (Psalms 138:2) and will magnify and make honourable, Isaiah 42:21. They glorified the word of the Lord, (1) Because now the knowledge of it was diffused and not confined to the Jews only. Note, It is the glory of the word of the Lord that the further it spreads the brighter it shines, which shows it to be not like the light of the candle, but like that of the sun when he goes forth in his strength (2) Because now the knowledge of it was brought to them. Note, Those speak best of the honour of the word of the Lord that speak experimentally, that have themselves been subdued by its power, and comforted by its sweetness.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
May our heavenly Father bring peace to all your lives through knowledge gilded with discernment, wisdom, courage, and fervour to serve God in His Laws, allowing personal integrity to flourish in all of our life’s days where we have a turmoil. I pray in Yeshua’s name Amen and Amen.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength.