Tag: Forever

Changeless

Octavius Winslow 90x115by Octavius Winslow

“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

You will make no advance in the divine life, if your eye is ever upon yourself instead of Christ. What though the experience of today is the opposite of the experience of yesterday- yesterday all brightness, today all cloudiness; yesterday your soul like a well-tuned psalm, today every string loosed and breathing no melody; yesterday, Jesus felt to be so near and precious, today seeming to awaken not a loving emotion in your heart; yesterday, communion with God so sweet, today, none whatever; yesterday, desiring to walk uprightly, holily, and humbly, today detecting so much that is vacillating, weak, and vile. Nevertheless, Jesus is not changed.

“His Love Endures Forever”

Reading today, I came across Psalm 136. Scholars think most Psalms were used in Temple Worship. We don’t exactly know how the psalms were actually sung in temple worship but this one in particular is something similar to what people refer to as a “Call & Response” song, where the leader sings out a story and the congregation shouts back a rhythmic line. To be honest, nobody knows for sure, but work with me here, will ya. Sometimes I find it hard to get through this type of chapter in the Bible where they repeat things a lot. But I have been trying to make an effort to read everything in whatever chapter I am reading, yes, even those long lists of genealogy. Sometimes it’s harder than other times.

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