Text: “That Thy WAY may be known upon earth, Thy saving health among all nations.”
Good morning, Christian called to serve Christ! God the Holy Spirit has convinced you and I of our vile sins, unworthy thoughts, words, and deeds, and our Father has drawn us to Christ for the Salvation He alone can grant through His Holy Sacrifice for our sins at the Cross of Calvary. Praise God, we have been graciously and wonderfully SAVED.
“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honour of His Name; make His praise glorious.” (Psalm 66:1-2)
It would be a miserly soul that could not uplift its voice in thanksgiving and praise to God, for His forgiveness of ALL our sins, and His great gift of Eternal Salvation, in Christ Jesus.
Think for a moment, Reader! Contemplate earnestly what the Lord God has done for your sinful soul and mine – let God’s Word, and the meditation of God’s pure Word permeate our souls, focusing our most profound thoughts on exactly what this great Eternal Salvation means to you and to the author. All we can say after doing so is WOW! What a Saviour!
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things yea, the deep things of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10)
Reader: ALL your sins, sins that you alone know about, ALL the wrong things you have ever been guilty of doing; ALL and EVERY unworthy, foolish, gross or terrible deed, and thought – are forever placed under the precious sinless Blood of our Redeemer Christ. Wow!
If this does not make your very soul thrill with boundless gratitude and praise to the Lord God – forget about professing Christianity, my friend, you are still in your sins; you need to be saved. Fact.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His Holy Name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth thee from all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:1-5)
If you can say an Amen to this praise, then you have successfully and more fully realised the fact that God has forgiven you all your sins – the first link in His chain of mercies – and you and I are now ready to contemplate the second link in God’s gracious chain. Service.
God’s Second Link: We are saved by the risen Christ, to serve the risen Christ.
Verse 2. “That Thy WAY may be known upon earth. You and I are saved for a purpose, although to see what is loosely called ‘the church’ universal today, one might think immortal souls are saved in order to sit on their backsides and merely observe what is going on around them - while LOOKING good in a new coat, or hat, or suit. Awake church! Awake to serve the risen Lord Jesus Christ today!
“Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepeth, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See that thy walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” (Ephesians 5:14-15)
Which “WAY” does God’s Word command us to make known upon earth? From our knowledge of Scriptures, we know there is only ONE WAY – the Living Lord Jesus Christ, and Salvation in Him through His Blood Sacrifice for our sins. Check it out, Reader!
“And an highway shall be there, and a WAY, and it shall be called The Way of Holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there: and the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35:8-10)
There is only ONE WAY: Faith and trust in Christ and His Atonement at the Cross!
“Thomas saith unto Him, Lord, we know not whither Thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (John 14:5-6)
Thought: if the Spirit of God has shown you and I God’s Way – it is to tell others.