I’ve spent some time banging around some thoughts on Psalm 110, what it meant in its Jewish culture and how it was used by the early believers. To think about that I had to first spend some time thinking about the origins.
Therefore, the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 KJV)
Anyone who has ever spent any time near or around people celebrating Christmas have heard this verse. Matthew refers to it pointing out the fulfillment of a prophecy by the Mesiah, the King of the Jews, evidenced in the child Jesus born of a virgin by the name of Mary. Matthew looked into the scriptures with the Holy Ghost guiding his hand, and he made a connection as to the fulfillment of this prophecy.
But what is so astounding about this is the fact that God chose to fulfill this prophecy.
What do I mean by this?
Doug McHone (Coffee Swirls)
Matthew 11:25-26 (NIV): At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.”
There are a few references to children in the gospels, always showing them to be the standard that we are judged by. Why is this? What is so special about children that we should take note of their attributes and apply them to our lives? To gain a measure of understanding, let’s take a quick look at what it means to be a child.
I say the stupidest things. I realize that every time I think I?m saying the right thing and suddenly note the recipient?s reaction. Sometimes I don?t finish what I?m saying automatically assuming the person gets where I?m heading. Other times I don?t bother saying things because I feel it?s so obvious that it shouldn?t need verbal stating (how dumb).
reynaldo reynoso (admin)
Personally I’ve never heard the question asked out loud but I have asked it of myself. I would find myself looking at scriptures and from an early age the question that was at the forefront of my mind was ?Why??
Not the ?why?? of life or the ?why?? of pain (although these questions did come up). But Why the death of Jesus? Why did He have to suffer and get crucified?