Rising denotes energy. It gets its momentum from hope and strength. For the Christian, rising up is the product of God’s mercy. The psalmist calls the Lord “the lifter up of mine head” (Psalm 3:3). So He will be for us forevermore!
“At midnight I will rise to give thanks to thee because of thy righteous judgments” (Psalm 119:62). “For he [the Father] maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). “We remember that [he] said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again” (Matthew 27:63). “And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4). “And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain” (1 Corinthians 15:14). “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again” (2 Corinthians 5:15).
Golden thought: He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (September 28 reading).]
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