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#29915 - Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:18 PM Re: Lords day 36 Heidelberg Catechism [Re: Pilgrim]  
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This is what I learned over the week-end.

[color:"0000FF"]Luke 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.[/color]

Here is a quote by Carl Haak of the PRCA.

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Today I would like to turn our attention to another emotion in Christ, namely, the emotion of joy. As we come to this truth, we must clear away two common and false notions. One is a false conception of our Lord based on an imbalanced understanding of what we read in Isaiah 53. There we read that Jesus Christ was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. An imbalanced understanding of those words would conclude that there was no element of joy or cheerfulness to be found in Christ during His earthly ministry - that He never laughed and that He never smiled. Not so. Although it is true that He was profoundly the Man of suffering, the Man of sorrows, yet He could say in Psalm 40, I come, I come; in the volume of the book of the law it is written of Me, I delight to do Thy will, O God. He possessed a deep and exuberant joy in fulfilling the will of God. Do not think that joy, God-centered joy, was absent from the Savior, that there was no radiance of a holy smile. For the Lord Himself said that His children would enter into the joy of their Lord. Still more, the whole purpose of His coming to take away our sins and to remove the curse which was upon us was in order to bring us to joy, the joy of salvation-to bring us to His joy. We read in Isaiah 61:3 that He was sent for those that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning. So the first common misconception that we must clear away is that our Lord's life as a Man of sorrows was a life in which there was no cheerfulness and holy joy.


So, if anyone really did pray for me about this I say a hearty thank you.

[color:"0000FF"]Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;[/color]

#29916 - Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:27 AM Re: Lords day 36 Heidelberg Catechism [Re: Pilgrim]  
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To single out "joy" expressed in a smile, chuckle or laughter would demand that one relegate that area of life to that which resulted only from the Fall and was never intended to be part of man. Or, one would have to admit that the Lord Christ did not and thus cannot identify with us as mortals if He lacked that part of our lives.


All of this reminds me of the tax incident at Capernaum in Matthew 17:24-27. Maybe I'm different than others but the ironic idea of the Son of God and King of this world paying taxes to His subjects brings me to laughter. It also brings me to tears of joy to realize, and in some way truly appreciate, the humility and absolute absence of arrogance and pride in my Lord and Savior. The small yet miraculous way in which the taxes were eventually paid also proved His command over nature itself. There will indeed be laughter in His kingdom. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/bravo.gif" alt="" />

Denny

Roms 3:22-24


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Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." [John 6:68]
#29917 - Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:27 PM Re: Lords day 36 Heidelberg Catechism [Re: William]  
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William,
Not only am I glad you came to this realization, but I am also glad that it came from such a God-fearing man as the PRCA's Carl Haak.

Steve


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