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Her Faith

It was her faith that singled her out. Mark 5:25-34. Jesus was touched by thousands of people, but, up to this point, there was only one person singled out as having faith. This unnamed woman had spent everything she had on medical treatments and her bleeding only became worse. Yet when she heard Jesus was coming, she believed he could heal her. This indeed is great faith. After dozens of treatments, this woman had certainly given up hope. Sure, she might try the next treatment to come down the road, but she could have no confidence in it. She had learned by now that nothing was going to help. But when she heard Jesus was coming, she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed” (Mark 5:28). Not “I might be healed.” This woman was confident because she knew Jesus.

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Think on the Lord

Are there not solemn seasons in your soul, when you think upon the Lord? When you lie awake, perhaps at midnight, thinking upon God, upon His truth, His love, His word, His dealings with your soul, and your desires, prayers, and breathings all flow forth to His sacred Majesty—is not this some evidence that you are thinking upon His name? And be assured that if you think upon Him, He has thought upon you. Look at the giddy multitude. Do they think upon God? Is Jesus ever felt to be precious to their souls? Do they pant after Him as the hart after the water brooks? No; their language is, “There is no God.” It is not their spoken language, but it is their inward language.

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The Eternal One

If I thought that the word “eternal” as referring to God meant only “lasting until the end of the age,” I’d just fold my Bible up and go home and wait for the end. If I had a God that only lasted so long, that didn’t have eternity in His heart, I couldn’t possibly find it worthwhile to preach.…
The Old Testament Hebrew has exhausted itself—wrung its language as you wring a towel, to get the last drop of meaning out of it—to say that God is forever and ever endlessly, unto perpetuity, world without end. The New Testament Greek has done the same. There aren’t any other words in the Greek language that can be used to mean “unto perpetuity, having no end, going on and on and on and on endlessly and forever.”…

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