“I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen” (John 3:11).
The teachings contained in Christ’s words are certainties. Very much of human science is only guessing; we cannot be sure of it. Every now and then, some new discovery is made, which sweeps away whole volumes of boasted theories. We have to be buying new books all the time, just to keep up with the times; and we are afraid to quote from any except the newest editions, in case there has been some recent discovery which contradicts the older.
But Christ’s words are certainties. He came down from heaven, where He had dwelt from all eternity; and He knew the things He taught. We may accept His words without the slightest doubt, and we may build our soul’s hopes upon them. What He said about God, about God’s love, about heaven, about the judgment, about the future life, and about the way of salvation – they are all certainty! As we go on into the future, we shall find everything to be just as He has described it.
This fact should give us deep and strong confidence if we are reposing upon Christ’s promises for salvation and life. It should drive us speedily to His cross for refuge if we are still unsheltered, for He has told us of condemnation abiding upon all who do not believe on Him. We may not disregard a single word that Christ spoke, for all His words are all true and eternal. Not one of them can ever fail the person who leans upon it.
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God bless you and your family, this day and always.
All for our King’s glory,
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This post is another installment of Miller’s Monday Musings, a weekly series that is published every Monday on my website. The series features selected writings that have been adapted from the works of James Russell Miller (1840-1912), a much-beloved Christian author and pastor who is well-remembered for his practical thoughts on Christian home and family life. Learn more about this weekly series by clicking here.