Sunday, March 06, 2016

Spurgeon's Questions on Rebellion

In 1 Samuel 15, Saul is confronted:
“Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, he has also rejected you from being king.”
Rejection of the Word, Incarnate, Enscriptured, Proclaimed, is rejection of the LORD himself. No wedge between the Triune God and his creative, re-creative gospel word..

So, B.B. Warfield said: what Scripture says God says...

Charles Spurgeon asked these questions of his church 150 years ago...
  • Is there anything that you are neglecting?
  • Is there any sin in which you are indulging?
  • Is there any voice of conscience to which you have turned a deaf ear?
  • Is there one passage of Scripture which you dare not look in the face, because you are living in neglect of it?
  • Let Samuel’s voice to Saul come to you, and set you seeking for more of Christ. 
Jesus asked a lot of questions, and I need to ask myself good questions and ask others to ask me them too.

Above all I need the one who entrusted himself to his Father, who is the Father's Word, who knew what it was to be rejected by all, and was enthroned in that rejection on a Romae cross. All so that word-rejecters might be put to death and re-created by the same Word that created all things.

See also Primer by FIEC: Issue 1 - True to his word.

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