Mid-week Manna

The Law of God and the Cross of Christ Series – No. 8 “THE FIFTH ‘WAY OF ESCAPE’ FOR ALL TEMPTED, FALLEN SINNERS”

April 24, 2024

The Law of God and the Cross of Christ Series – No. 8


“Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.” Ps.119:11, A.V. 

 “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Ps. 119:105.

 “For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproof of instruction are the way of life.” Prov. 6:23. 

 “The entrance of Thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding to the simple (humble).” Ps. 119:130.

 “The Words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, PURIFIED SEVEN TIMES. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation forever.” Ps. 12: 6, 7. 

“Order my steps in Thy Word; and let not iniquity (sin) have dominion over me.” verse 133.
My son, attend to My Words; incline thine ear to My sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are LIFE unto those that find them, and HEALTH to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Put away from thee a froward (deceitful) mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. PONDER THE PATH OF THY FEET, AND LET ALL THY WAYS BE ESTABLISHED. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Prov. 4:20-27.

“Thou art my HIDING PLACE AND MY SHIELD: I hope in THY WORD.” Ps. 119: 114. 

God’s messenger wrote:
“We should make the psalmist’s petitions our own, ‘Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.’ Ps. 119:18. TEMPTATIONS OFTEN APPEAR IRRESISTIBLE BECAUSE, through neglect of prayer and the study of the Bible, the TEMPTED ONE CANNOT READILY REMEMBER GOD’S PROMISES AND MEET SATAN WITH SCRIPTURE WEAPONS. But angels are round about those who are willing to taught divine things; and in the TIME OF GREAT NECESSITY, they will bring to remembrance the VERY TRUTHS which are needed. Thus ‘when the enemy shall come in LIKE A FLOOD, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a STANDARD against him.’ Isa. 59:19.” E. G. White, ‘The ‘Scriptures A Safeguard,’ ch. 37, Great Controversy, 1911 ed.,p. 600.

By faithfully following, as in imaging, Christ’s EXAMPLE in His constant battle against Satan and temptation, arming Himself the Word, with prayer and His own Word, “It is written” and “Thus saith the Lord,” as His armor of defense and weapon of offense, He thereby becomes our SAVIOR FROM yielding to any and all of Satan’s temptations and schemes.

“For in that He (Jesus) Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor (deliver, save) them that are tempted.” Heb 2:18. “For we have not an High Priest who cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but was in ALL POINTS tempted like as we are, yet without sin[ning].

Let us therefore COME BOLDLY unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to HELP IN TIME OF NEED.” Heb. 4:15, 16. And thus: “How shall we ESCAPE, if we NEGLECT so great SALVATION; which at first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him.” Heb. 2: 3.

To be continued next MWM, God willing. Bless all, NMF.