The one who promised.
We can receive from the fountain of life, the waters that flow continually, from our blessed Saviour. I am the LORD thy God, open they hearts wide, and I will fill it. He alone will satisfy our trespasses, our blindness, our loneliness. He alone supplies.
This is the nature of the covenant between God and man. Our duty is to open wide our hearts; His promise is to fill it. Each of us is to do this for themself: no husband, or wife, no pastor or friend can do it for us.
Does our Lord have the will? is He reliable? and does He have the resources? He brought His people out bondage from Egypt, He brought the Gentiles out of bondage from sin and idol worship.
Jesus was under no obligation to mankind, yet He took us for His own, and points us to His power. We asked not, yet He came to us. Jesus committed himself first through the promises to the ancient patriarchs: yet these promises of yesterday, have been renewed today to His church, because God is unchangeable.
No Jew, from Enoch, Noah, Abraham, or David. ever enjoyed more of God's blessings, then us. If we enjoy less, it will NOT because God has less to give, but simply because we have not opened our hearts wide to Him.
We are the spiritual posterity of the patriarchs promises from God. They represented us, in our backsliding, our responsibilities, privileges, and infirmities, the vessels filled with sin and hopelessness. Broken vessels made whole. God in Jesus Christ, God in the Holy word, is far more generous to us today than He had ever been to them. Why? because they were under law, and we are under grace.
They had the shadow, we had the substance. Never say that the promises of old were for the Jews. On the contrary, they prayed for what we have, they gathered the bud, but we gather the fruit.
Ignorance has been lifted from us, the kingdom revealed. We have been reconciled, given the light of life, the liberty that is found only in Jesus Christ.
We can say that we have all things in Christ. He is our portion and inheritance. His fountain of living waters overflow with his peace, His vigor, and guidance. We shall be make firm and fearless, and given a new life in our Lord.
Phil LaSpino www.seekfirstwisdom.com