the Rock Smitten

Trust has been a common theme in recent posts! Yesterday we saw how Daniel fell before the Lord in prayer, trusting that his powerful God would respond to his pleas. 

I know that the closer I come to seeing God through prayer and repentance and study, the more His greatness will consume everything else in my life with blinding light. The pure in heart will see God. Matthew 5:8. To gain that heavenly perspective, of life illuminated by truth, will lead inevitably and enthusiastically to trusting my Heavenly Father.

Scott and I are memorizing Isaiah 55 in the upcoming months (please, hold me accountable!) and he recently sent me the Matthew Henry commentary for that chapter. It is a beautiful summary of why we would be silly not to pursue God. I encourage you to read commentary for the whole chapter, but this is just an excerpt:

            In Christ there is enough for all, and enough for each. Those satisfied with the world, that see no need of Christ, do not thirst. They are in no uneasiness about their souls: but where God gives grace, he gives a thirst after it; and where he has given a thirst after it, he will give it. Come to Christ, for he is the Fountain opened, he is the Rock smitten…

 

          The gifts offered to us are such as no price can be set upon. The things offered are already paid for; for Christ purchased them at the full price of his own blood, 1 Peter 1:19. Our wants are beyond number, and we have nothing to supply them; if Christ and heaven are ours, we see ourselves for ever indebted to free grace. Hearken diligently; let the proud heart stoop; not only come, but accept God’s offers. All the wealth and pleasure in the world, will not yield solid comfort and content to the soul. They do not satisfy even the appetites of the body; for all is vanity and vexation. Let the disappointments we meet with in the world, help to drive us to Christ, and to seek for satisfaction in him only. Then, and not before, we shall find rest for our souls. Hear, and your soul shall live. 

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