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This next chapter is deeply moving, as we continue on in: the Desire of Ages;
reading the following chapter..
22. Imprisonment and Death of John
Prayers for your time with Him in His inspired writings
I found reading of John in this chapter, that I myself as one merely reading of his life many years beyond his time, to even now still receive the "rebuke of sin" in "equal plainness" that was the Baptist’s mission - as Christ’s forerunner, Christ's messenger, His herald 📣
What a testament to the power of the gospel message! #AMEN
My fave quote from the twenty-second chapter: Imprisonment and Death of John..
📘 KJV Luke 7
25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
📚 John had been called to reprove the sins and excesses of his time, and his plain dress and self-denying life were in harmony with the character of his mission. Rich apparel and the luxuries of this life are not the portion of God’s servants, but of those who live “in kings’ courts,” the rulers of this world, to whom pertain its power and its riches. Jesus wished to direct attention to the contrast between the clothing of John, and that worn by the priests and rulers. These officials arrayed themselves in rich robes and costly ornaments. They loved display, and hoped to dazzle the people, and thus command greater consideration.They were more anxious to gain the admiration of men than to obtain the purity of heart which would win the approval of God.Thus they revealed that their allegiance was not given to God, but to the kingdom of this world. DA 218.5
Look forward to hearing your favourite quotes!
the Desire of Ages
After the Bible, this book has been the most important book to getting close to Christ. You will absolutely get chills reading this book on the life of Christ, and you WILL have a deeper relationship with our Saviour!