March 7

Posted on Mar 7, 2018

A King who dies for His subjects; a Judge who is the Savior of all. Aristocrats who were mere slaves (Rom 6:20); judges who were sheer criminals (1 Cor 6:2-3); faithful who were once out-and-out rebels. A law which is complete freedom (Rom 8:2); a freedom which is wholly bound (Rom 6:18). All in the kingdom were former enemies (Rom 5:10); all rulers are at the same time servants (Rev 1:6). Each born twice, earthly and heavenly (Jn 3:3), yet many never die (1 Cor 15:51). All brought out of death into life (Jn 5:24). Defeated, yet conquerors; heroes who glory in their weakness (2 Cor 6:9-10; 12:9); despised whom the King of the universe exalts (Lk 12:32). A dominion on earth with its capital in heaven (Gal 4:26). A little flock, yet innumerable as the sand (Gen 22:17). A kingdom without a country to which the whole world belongs (1 Pet 2:11). And the secret of the whole? A King of glory crowned with thorns! — Erich Sauer, The Triumph of the Crucified, pp 30-31

Today’s Reading: Judges 2-4  Memorize: Isaiah 12:2-3