Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19th

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.
Matthew 28:9

‘All hail’ was a very common expression. Slang of the day, it simply meant, ‘Hi’. I like that! When the women came to the tomb, their doctrine was all wrong. They thought Jesus was dead. But guess Who came to them? Jesus Christ Himself, because, although they were doctrinally wrong, they were devotionally right.

I am convinced that a lot of us take pride in our doctrine when the Lord is saying, ‘What I desire is your affection.’ We are committed to precepts about Christ, but are we committed to the Person of Christ? Many believers are doctrinally right — but they’re dead right because their doctrine is devoid of devotion.

And so I say to you today, that even if your knowledge is limited or your doctrine not perfectly accurate — if your affection for Him is real, Jesus will appear to you time and time again, saying, ‘All hail ... Hi!’


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