To Follow Jesus
My notes on Every Day with Jesus, written by Selwyn Hughes; revised and updated by Mick Brooks, published by CWR.
May/June 2014 Issue – ‘Revive us again’
Today’s text for reading and meditation:
Psalm 110:1-7 (NIV-UK): “The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning’s womb.
The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.”
Not much I can add to Selwyn’s words regarding today’s study.
I think today’s prayer is one we can all agree with: “Father, what can I say? I don’t know whether I will live to see a worldwide revival but I want to live to experience a personal revival. Take me on, to know You in a greater way, than I have ever known You before. In Christ’s name. Amen.”
One other aspect that I like is the reference to: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” Now, lets move forward a few hundred years to the time of the young Church, when the writer of the book of Hebrews wrote (Hebrews 6:19-20): “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.“
Isn’t it amazing that the Bible is a cohesive presentation of God’s history with His creation? The truths presented to us in Scripture, especially the New Testament are eternal, and they are an anchor for our souls. Our trust in Jesus can never be shaken.