Lord’s Day, August 25, 2019

2 Samuel 7:1-29; Nahum 2:1-3:19; Romans 14:1-18

Who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be
equal with God. Philippians 2:6, NKJV

Matthew recounts the Lord’s temptation in the wilderness and
the enemy’s attempts to get Him to avoid the cross. Those 40
long days and nights of testing, followed by the final three tests
by the Devil himself, are quite beyond our imagining. But we can
be so very thankful that He overcame all the enemy’s challenges
to set aside His humanity to escape the very real extremities He
was facing. He became human—and wonder of wonders, He
stayed human. —M. MacMullen

O Love divine! That stooped to share,
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear,
On Thee we cast each earth-born care,
We smile at pain, while Thou art near. —Oliver Wendell Holmes