Just One point: kangaroo word

Consider this verse surrounding the birth of Jesus. Gospel account of St Matthew quotes Hosea and says, ’Out of Egypt have I called my son (Matt.2.15;Hos.11:1). The Spirit annotates this elliptically when Moses tells Pharaoh thus, “And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:/ And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn (Ex.4:22-23).”

Nothing of human experience was alien to God the Son. He was the firstborn of all His creation. Yet in his flight to Egypt and return even as an infant he shared the misery of the children of Israel. ‘God had respect unto them (Ex.2:25)’ When God commands Moses to warn Pharaoh he was speaking about the nation of Israel but his Son was a kangaroo word therein. “In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old (Is.63:9)”.

Here we have predestination as was determined in the Mind of God building upon the eternal word: so prophecies were working with the spirit of Christ and the afflictions of his people were laid on Jesus Christ. He signified the Lamb slain before the world began. “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!(John 8:55)”

45 Day 3

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (Ro.14:17)”. The verse is same as this: Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit in corruption( 1 Co.15:50)”. Physical needs of body are not same as needs of your inner man. Inner man the world in your heart is a kangaroo word.

(Selected from Christian Living’ a book for explaining inerrancy of the Bible in 365 short commentaries- under progress-benny)

About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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