Month: December 2017

The world’s estimate of the Savior!

A.W. Pinkby A.W. Pink

Why Four Gospels?” 1921

“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a feeding-trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7

Why was it that the Father allowed His blessed Son, now incarnate, to be born in a stable? Why were the cattle of the field, His first companions? What spiritual lesson are we intended to learn from His being placed in a feeding-trough? Weighty questions!

He was laid in a feeding-trough because there was no room in the inn. How solemnly this brings out the world’s estimate of the Savior! There was no appreciation of His amazing condescension.

He was not wanted!

It is so still. There is no room for Him in the schools, in society, in the business world, among the great throngs of pleasure seekers, in the political realm, in the newspapers, nor in many of the churches. It is only history repeating itself.

All that the world gave the Savior, was . . . a feeding-trough for His cradle, a cross on which to die, and a borrowed grave to receive His murdered body.

by A.W. Pink

The Terror Of The Nativity

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the 30s, Boris Karloff dressed up as Frankenstein and it was reported that women literally fainted in fear. In the 60s was a movie called Psycho that caused women to pass out in the theater.

What does this have to do with the Nativity? Back in Bethlehem, when the angels appeared, the shepherds were terrified. It wasn’t because they were of a sensitive nature. The shepherds were rough men of the outdoors. They were confronted with supernatural beings. It was terrifying. And the account records a very real reaction. If that’s their reaction to angels of God, how much more to God?

God is awesome! In Hebrew the word for awe is pachad. It also means fear. We need to have a holy sense of the awesomeness of God, the sense of awe that caused Isaiah to cry out, “Woe is me” – the awe that causes strong men to fall on their faces and caused the first believers to becom e mighty men and women of God and change the world. Draw near to God, and get into His awesomeness. Those who truly know Him are those who will walk in His holy awe.

Today’s Mission – Draw near to God’s presence today, and get into His awesomeness.

by Jonathan Cahn