Saturday, September 3, 2016

THINGS NEW AND OLD – By Cornelius R. Starn

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:52

When our Lord had finished His familiar discourse on  "the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven," He said:

'Therefore, every scribe which is instructed about the  kingdom of heaven is like a man that is an householder, who  brings forth out of his treasure things new and old"  (Matthew 13:52).

A new era had just dawned in the world's history. A new  message was being proclaimed. John the Baptist had begun  to cry: "Repent ye, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" The  Lord Jesus and the twelve had taken up the same message.

Some listened eagerly; others turned away-among them  many of the scribes, the Bible teachers of the day. They did  not welcome any new teaching. Yet Christ's message of the  kingdom in no way conflicted with the Old Testament  Scriptures. Indeed, it was based on the Old Testament and  confirmed by it. This is why our Lord reminded His hearers  that the right kind of scribe would bring forth out of the  treasure-house of Scripture, things both new and old.

How this lesson is needed today! Some cast away  precious treasures out of the Bible, contending that they are  old and out of date. Others, while clinging tenaciously to old  truths, reject new light. While mere professors of religion too  often cast aside old truths with the complaint that they are  outworn, true professors often reject new light simply because  it is new. They vie with each other to be orthodox instead of  vying to find more light from the unfathomable Word of God.

Is it possible that we have drained the Well of Scripture  dry? Are there no more stones in that exhaustless Mine? Have  any of us received all the light that shines from the Holy Bible?

Then, cost what it may, let's keep digging into the  Scripture, that as we minister to others we may bring forth out  of the Divine Treasure-house things BOTH NEW AND OLD.

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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