MATTHEW 1:21. Thou shalt call his name Jesus. - Graybeard Outdoors
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Default MATTHEW 1:21. Thou shalt call his name Jesus.

Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening - February 08, 2017

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> Today's Reading
> Morning
> "Thou shalt call his name Jesus."
> Matthew 1:21
> When a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake.Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all truebelievers, that everything about him they consider to be inestimable beyond allprice. "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia," said David, as ifthe very vestments of the Saviour were so sweetened by his person that he couldnot but love them. Certain it is, that there is not a spot where that hallowedfoot hath trodden--there is not a word which those blessed lips have uttered--nora thought which his loving Word has revealed--which is not to us precious beyondall price. And this is true of the names of Christ--they are all sweet in thebeliever's ear. Whether he be called the Husband of the Church, her Bridegroom,her Friend; whether he be styled the Lamb slain from the foundation of theworld--the King, the Prophet, or the Priest--every title of our Master--Shiloh,Emmanuel, Wonderful, the Mighty Counsellor--every name is like the honeycombdropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that distil from it.

But if therebe one name sweeter than another in the believer's ear, it is the name of Jesus.Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the lifeof all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another,it is this name. It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many ofour hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end withoutit. It is the sum total of all delights. It is the music with which the bells ofheaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop forbrevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahsof eternity in five letters.
> "Jesus, I love thy charming name,
> 'Tis music to mine ear."
> Evening
> "He shall save his people from their sins."
> Matthew 1:21
> Many persons, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply,"Being saved from **** and taken to heaven." This is one result of salvation, butit is not one tithe of what is contained in that boon. It is true our Lord JesusChrist does redeem all his people from the wrath to come; he saves them from thefearful condemnation which their sins had brought upon them; but his triumph isfar more complete than this. He saves his people "from their sins." Oh! sweetdeliverance from our worst foes. Where Christ works a saving work, he casts Satanfrom his throne, and will not let him be master any longer. No man is a trueChristian if sin reigns in his mortal body.

Sin will be in us--it will never beutterly expelled till the spirit enters glory; but it will never have dominion.There will be a striving for dominion--a lusting against the new law and the newspirit which God has implanted--but sin will never get the upper hand so as to beabsolute monarch of our nature. Christ will be Master of the heart, and sin mustbe mortified. The Lion of the tribe of Judah shall prevail, and the dragon shallbe cast out. Professor! is sin subdued in you? If your life is unholy your heartis unchanged, and if your heart is unchanged you are an unsaved person. If theSaviour has not sanctified you, renewed you, given you a hatred of sin and a loveof holiness, he has done nothing in you of a saving character. The grace whichdoes not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saveshis people, not in their sins, but from them. "Without holiness no man shall seethe Lord." "Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity." Ifnot saved from sin, how shall we hope to be counted among his people. Lord, saveme now from all evil, and enable me to honour my Saviour.
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