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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Bible Passage:1 Peter 2:22-23

WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH; and while being reviled, He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats, but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously;

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Here St. Peter has quoted some words from the prophet Isaiah, namely: "WHO COMMITTED NO SIN, NOR WAS ANY DECEIT FOUND IN HIS MOUTH;" also, "By His stripes we are healed." Christ was so pure that not an evil word was ever on His tongue.  He deserved that all should fall at His feet, and bear Him in their hands.  Although He has power and the right to avenge Himself, He yet permitted Himself to be mocked, insulted, reviled, and besides all of that, put to death, and never opened His mouth.  Why then should you not endure it also, when you are nothing but sin?  You ought to praise and thank God that you are counted worthy of this that you should be like Christ; and not murmur nor be impatient though you be made to suffer, since the Master did not revile nor threaten in return, but even prayed for His enemies.

Dear Refuge of my weary soul,
On Thee, when sorrows rise,
On Thee, when waves of trouble roll,
My fainting hope relies.

aka Pastor Robin Fish
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

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