He Opened Not His Mouth

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He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth: He is brought as a Lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He openeth not His mouth.” Isaiah 53:7

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a Servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a Man, He humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:5-8

If God could step down from His Throne and humble Himself to become as a Man, and then, as a Man, humble Himself further to be as a Servant and not complain even once, how can we, as mere humans, who are asked to humble ourselves toward others for the betterment of all, complain? We are told many times to not fear, and be of good cheer, for God is with us and He has plans for our best, and not for our harm. We know the Truth and, still, we grumble in our spirit and complain about what we do not possess, when we possess the only thing which truly matters. We possess eternal life, we possess victory over the world, the flesh, and the Devil, and we possess life and life more abundant all through the One who gave up everything to give it all to us through His crucifixion. We possess Christ, as He possesses us.

At the Cross, He set it all down, giving it all away, that we might believe and be partakers in Jesus Christ. On the third day, He rose again, and when He did, He brought with Him all who would believe. This includes those of us who were yet unborn, but whom God knew would believe. We are alive unto Christ, and we are the co-heirs to the kingdom. We are the chosen children of God Almighty. We are the adopted of the Creator. In the temporal world, we should not complain about the silver, or the gold, or the lack thereof. We have already been given those things that will not perish or tarnish.

Faith in the Cross of Christ is the means by which the Holy Spirit operates in the dispensation of grace. God’s grace is such that anything and everything we will ever have need of has already been supplied. We need to take ahold of it by faith, and know that, in His timing, it is ours. So, let’s not grumble any further. Let us no longer complain, not even within. Let us instead rejoice in the Lord! Let us give thanks for Jesus, the Son of the everlasting God!

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