Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Genesis 7:1
And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

One of the sweetest words in the Bible. "O words of words the sweetest."

The first "Come" in the Bible is one of salvation (Gen. 7:1. Note "Come," not "Go!" A proof the Lord Himself was in the Ark), as is also the last (Rev. 22:17).

I. What Must we Come For?

1. Rest—"Come, and I will give you rest," Matt. 11:28
2. Knowledge—"Come and see," John 1:39
3. Satisfaction—"Come unto Me and drink," John 7:37
4. Discipleship—"Come and follow Me," Mark 10:21
5. Victory—"Come, put your feet upon the necks," Josh. 10:24
6. Fellowship—"Come and dine," John 21:12
7. Refreshment—"Come and rest a while," Mark 6:31
8. Inheritance—"Come and inherit," Matt. 25:34

II. How Must We Come?

We must come just as we are, without any attempt to make ourselves presentable, for the very good reason that we are too far gone, and only He can do anything with us, and then He will make us new creatures—a new creation—in Jesus Christ.

"Just as I am, without one plea.
But that Thy Blood was shed for me.
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee;
Oh, Lamb of God, I come!"

III. When Must We Come?

"One hour before you die?" said some one. Well, when will that be? You cannot say, so you had better come now. In fact, those are the instructions: "Come now," found over and over again in the dear old Book.


robert said...

Your blog caught my eye because of the reference to Charlotte Elliot's great hymn. But I appreciate your outline. Good stuff. As my old pastoral theology prof used to say, "That'll preach!"

Incidentally, today is the 138th anniversary of Miss Elliot's death. You likely know the story of the writing of the hymn. But if not, you can check it out on my blog, Wordwise Hymns. God bless.