Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Orange Moon Tuesday, August 1, 2023 "I Will Look For Him"

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

"I Will Look For Him"


"When opening our Bible, we can do no better than affirming within our hearts, 'I will look for Him.' "       

   "I am… the truth" (John 14:6).

    Every doctrine of the Bible has as its center and circumference the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.  "That in all things He might have the preeminence" declared the Apostle Paul of the Savior, who comprises God's reason and intention for all He does, from everlasting to everlasting - "the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:11).

    How does the Lord Jesus form and inform the truth of creation?  Of righteousness?  Of grace?  Of holiness?  Of prophecy?  Of salvation?  Of wrath?  Of prayer?  Of election?  Of faith?  Of obedience?  Of joy?  Of peace?  Of light?  Of life?  Of Israel?  Of the church?  Of heaven, of hell, and of "all things" in which He bears  the "preeminence" and the serves as the heart of the "eternal purpose" of God?  We open our Bible to learn and to grow in our understanding of its glorious Subject.  In fact, until we have found how Christ serves as the theme of whatever Scriptural matter we consider, we have not found the proper interpretation.  "In Thy light shall we see light" declared the Psalmist, that is, in the light of the written Word, the Bible, we behold the living Word, the Lord Jesus (Psalm 36:9)

    The Lord Jesus could not have stated the truth we consider more plainly: "Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39).  He referenced the Old Testament, wherein He is not directly named, but wherein His light glimmers brightly to the heart that realizes that Genesis to Malachi are no less the book of Christ than Matthew to Revelation.  We may have to search more diligently, and exercise our minds a bit more carefully, but as the Lord said, "Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old" (Matthew 13:52).  Yes, be it the veiled light of the Old Testament, or the brightest of sunlight shining in the New, the Lord Jesus graces every letter, word, sentence, verse, chapter, and book of the Bible.  He serves as the truth of all.  

    "I will look for Him" said the prophet long ago (Isaiah 8:17).  While Isaiah did not directly reference seeking Christ in the Scriptures, the sentiment nevertheless reminds us that when opening our Bible, we can do no better than affirming within our hearts, "I will look for Him."  He awaits us there, in the holy pages inspired by the Holy Spirit, whose determination ever flows with the current of exalting and revealing the Lord Jesus (John 16:14; 15:26).  We seek Christ when seeking truth, and we seek truth when seeking Christ.  Let us then open our Bibles in the awareness of God's primary intention for providing such a gift, that bears such glorious witness to such a Gift

"And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself."
(Luke 24:27)

Weekly Memory Verse
   By one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified."
 (Hebrews 10:14)






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