Monday, July 18, 2022

Orange Moon Monday, July 18, 2022 "My Master"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"My Master"

     The servant sent forth by Abraham in Genesis 24 to find a bride for Isaac (likely the "Eliezer of Damascus" mentioned in the 15th chapter) serves as a bright light that reflects the attitude of heart God's witnesses must bear.

   "And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham" (Genesis 24:12).

   Seventeen times in Genesis 24, Eliezer refers to "my master."  Any references to himself served only as adjuncts to his complete devotion to Abraham.  This clearly reflects the heart of the Holy Spirit, of whom the Lord Jesus Christ said, "He shall glorify Me… He shall testify of Me" (John 16:14; 15:26).  We also see our calling as God's human witnesses to the Lord Jesus: "We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord" (II Corinthians 4:5).  Indeed, we can be confident that the Spirit leads us in our testimony of Christ if we find ourselves compelled to shine the spotlight completely upon the Savior, bearing witness to His redeeming Person and work.  "Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto Me" (Acts 1:8).

    "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me" (Acts 12:32).

    The Lord Jesus has been "lifted up from the earth" on the cross.  He was lifted up in resurrection, and in His ascension to Heaven.  All that remains is that He be lifted up by the character of our lives and the testimony of our lips.  Like Eliezer of old, we serve as ambassadors commissioned with the privilege of complete devotion to "My Master."  God bless Eliezer, one of Scripture's greatest examples to us of preaching not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord.  The Psalmist shared this holy and blessed emphasis, and we close with his joining of Eliezer in devotion to the Master… 

"Not unto us, o Lord, not unto us, but unto Thy Name give glory, for Thy mercy and Thy truth's sake!"
(Psalm 115:1)
"But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord."
(II Corinthians 10:17)

Weekly Memory Verse
    We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord." 
(II Corinthians 4:5).






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