Ozark Christian Living

Family Life & Homemaker's Guide

Like FATHER, Like Sons

August 10

"For even the SON OF MAN came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give HIS life a ransom for many."   Mark 10:45

"There is no logic in Heaven or Earth to explain the Advent of Bethlehem ..." 


From the Mount of Olives until now, confusion abounds regarding the SON OF MAN, and the mission of HIS ministry.  "WHOM do men say that I the SON OF MAN am?  And they said, Some say that THOU art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets."  These blunders of identity however, must be construed as intentional, for HIS stated intentions could not be more clear, nor HIS DEITY more evident.  "For the SON OF MAN is come to seek and to save that which was lost."  WHO HE is, and what HE does, are as obvious as the nose in your mirror, and equally undeniable!  There is no logic in Heaven or Earth to explain the Advent of Bethlehem, separate the sacrificial love of GOD.  Feign ignorance if you choose, but one glance from those piercing, x-ray eyes of flame, will forever wipe that smirk of guile away.  Only the most self damning of fools defines HIM as any other than GOD incarnate, the sole SAVIOR of lost sinful souls.  And it is precisely here, in the willful neglect and rejection of this incontestable maxim, where the unforgivable sin will be substantiated to all who entertain it. 

"CHRIST hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:"  HE came to the very slave market of Satan himself, with the express purpose of paying sin's ransom, and denying sin its Hell.  What utter obtuseness to stand defiantly on that auction block, refusing to relinquish its chains.  Is it any wonder that GOD would declare: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked ..."

Look around at the gods of vain imagination.  Does not each one demand to be ministered unto?  "... but the gift of GOD is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our LORD."  They are all takers, but not JEHOVAH, HE is the GIVER.  "HE saith unto them, But WHOM say ye that I am?"  To all who answer that question correctly, comes the commensurate expectation of living up to the Family NAME of Christian.

"... whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all."

For Love of Country
Patrick Henry  (1736-1799)
(Revolutionary leader)
"For my own part I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery ... It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to GOD and our country."

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