BMS Updates

Verse of the Day (March 20, 2020)

Verse of the Day (March 20, 2020) #BMSeminary – When we taste and see “that the Lord is good” (cf. Ps. 34:8), we “put away” the bitter fruit of unrepentance. It has been said that Christ will not taste sweet to us until sin tastes bitter, and the reverse is true as well. Christ and sin cannot both look beautiful to us; as the appeal of one rises, the other falls. When we are savoring the Bread of Life (or, as symbolized in v. 2, “pure spiritual milk”), we lose our taste and appetite for the dusty things of earth. Even the law becomes a delight when we obey it in our freedom from its curse (Ps. 40:8; 119:77). Once we have tasted the goodness of Christ and his gospel, we will long for more (1 Pet. 2:2), and it is this longing that fuels our continued growth. By “the pure spiritual milk” of the Word of God and especially the gospel (cf. 1:25), believers “grow up into salvation.” Gospel grace not only converts us at a single point in time; it also changes us over time so that we become by practice what Christ has already made us by grace. This truth is similar to Paul’s words in Titus 2:11–12, where we learn that it is the grace of God that trains us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions—grace leads to godliness as we are drawn by Christ’s love to honor him more and more in Christian maturity. (Gospel Transformation Study Bible)

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