Jesus, a Saviour!

Luke 1:30 “You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you are to call Him Jesus.”

“Jesus! The name that refreshes the fainting spirits of humbled sinners; sweet to speak and sweet to hear. Jesus, a Saviour!

(but..)

We know not His riches and our own poverty, therefore we run not to Him; we perceive not that we are lost and perishing therefore a Saviour is a word of little delight. Were we convinced of the huge mass of guilt that lies upon us, and the wrath that hangs over us for it, ready to fall upon us, it would be our continual thought, is the Saviour mine?”

-Matthew Henry (1662-1714)

Prayers of the Bible 7

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

Luke 18:13

Blessed be God, that we have this short prayer upon record, as an answered prayer; and that we are sure that he who prayed it, went to his house justified; for so shall we be, if we pray it, as he did, through Jesus Christ.

He owned himself a sinner by nature, by practice, guilty before God. He had no dependence but upon the mercy of God; upon that alone he relied.

And God’s glory is to resist the proud, and give grace to the humble. Justification is of God in Christ; therefore the self-condemned, and not the self-righteous, are justified before God. -MH

Prayers of the Bible 5

The Prayer For The Murderers

And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments. Luke 23:34 (ESV)

“The greatest sinners,through the intercession of Jesus, may obtain pardon.” -B

“I will give Him the honors of a victorious soldier, because He exposed Himself to death. He was counted among the rebels. He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.” Isaiah 52:12