The 134th Psalm begins with the invitation;

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD” (ESV)

    Every day the Lord is worthy for our blessings towards Him, every day. But today especially as we consider the finished work of Christ on our behalf, He is worthy of blessing. My pastor this morning in his sermon described Christ’s resurrection and noted the significance of it. He spoke of how Christ was an acceptable offering to God as He became sin (2 Cor. 5:21), which God publicly displayed as acceptable to Him by raising Christ from the dead.  Not only has the crucified Christ been raised for us but does much more continually, aiding us, as our High Priest. With these truths, I look at what Samuel Rutherford had wrote in his collected writings titled, ‘The Letters of Samuel Rutherford’, as he speaks of a sorrow of his which has become mine. At the end of one of his letters to a man named Robert Stewart, he writes “It is my daily growing sorrow, that He does so great things for my soul, and He never yet got any thing of me worth speaking of.” What a truth! What a sorrowful reality! But more importantly, blessed be the Lord who if it was up to me and my affections towards him to sustain our covenant, it would have ceased the first day.

   May this truth of Christ’s faithfulness amidst our cold hearts, saltless offerings, and weakness cause us to bless the LORD!

Citations:

Rutherford, Samuel, and Frank E. Gaebelein. The letters of Samuel Rutherford: newly edited. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980. Print.

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