Matthew Henry Daily ReadingsISBN: 9781845505097
A selection from Matthew Henry: Daily Readings
Beholding Christ's Glory
"Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live." Deuteronomy 5:24
And we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only-begotten of the Father. The word is not applied to the immediate object of the eye, but to that which was rationally collected from what they saw. 'What we have well discerned, contemplated, and viewed, what we have well known of this Word of life, we report to you.'
The senses are to be the informers of the mind. To their hands and sense of feeling: And our hands have handled (touched and felt) of the Word of life. Th is surely refers to the full conviction our Lord aff orded his apostles of the truth, reality, solidity, and organization of his body, after his resurrection from the dead. When he showed them his hands and his side, it is probable that he gave them leave to touch him; at least, he knew of Thomas's unbelief, and his professed resolution too not to believe, till he had found and felt the places and signatures of the wounds by which he died. Accordingly, at the next congress he called Thomas, in the presence of the rest, to satisfy the very curiosity of his unbelief. And probably others of them did so too. Our hands have handled of the Word of life. The invisible life and Word was no despiser of the testimony of sense. Sense, in its place and sphere, is a means that God has appointed, and the Lord Christ has employed, for our information. Our Lord took care to satisfy (as far as might be) all the senses of his apostles, that they might be the more authentic witnesses of him to the world.
[From 1st John chapter 1]
|Number of Pages:||365|
|Author:||Pederson, Randall: editor|
|Publisher:||Christian Focus Publications|