Tag: Jesus

He is able to carry it all

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

Leaning upon her beloved —Song of Solomon 8:5

Will we make the claim most practical and real and, like John, at the Last Supper, lean our full weight upon our Lord’s breast? That is the way He would have us prove our love. “if you love me lean hard,” said a heathen woman to her missionary, as she was timidly leaning her tired body upon her stalwart body. She felt slighted by the timorous reserve and asked the confidence that would lay all its weight upon the one she trusted.

Jesus says to us, [Cast] all your care upon [me]; for [I care] for you (1 Peter 5:7). He would have us prove our love by a perfect trust that makes no reserve. He is able to carry all our care, to manage all our interests, to satisfy all our needs.

Let us go forth leaning upon Him and feeding on His life. For John not only leaned but also fed. It was at supper that he leaned. This is the secret of feeding on Him, to rest upon His bosom. This is the need of the fevered heart of man. Let us cry to Him, Tell me, 0 thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon (Song of Solomon 1:7).

by A.B. Simpson

Loving Him More Than

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In Matthew, Messiah told His disciples, “Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me, and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.” Why is that? It’s because it’s not enough to love the Lord, to love Messiah. The Lord calls us not just to love Him, but to love Him ‘more than’. The Lord requires us to love Him more than anything or anyone else. It’s the same thing He asked of Abraham with the offering of Isaac. The reason why we have choices and temptations is so that we can use it to choose God over everything else. If you had no choices, how could you choose God? So, take all the temptation you deal with and see it in a new way, as a way to choose God over it. To put away, forsake, reject, and be done with every sin so that you do not grieve Him, but bless Him. Love God, but don’t just love Him. Love Him ‘more than these’, because He didn’t just love you— He loved you more!

Today’s Mission – Today, examine your heart. If you have anything that has taken precedence over loving God, restore God over that thing as your First Love.

by Jonathan Cahn