Arthur Wilder of Gracemount Assembly, Cleveland, Ohio, has given us Living Words which somehow make the Living Word nearer.
“Never Man Spake Like This Man”
This tribute by the officers of the Sanhedrin was more eloquent than they realized. No man spoke like Jesus because He was God incarnate and He spoke with the power of God. We can read all of the recorded words of our Lord in about two hours. Yet men have been captivated by His words for over 1900 years, as the Sanhedrim officers were captivated by them. Their unequalled beauty, their unchallenged majesty, their undiminished power have had greater influence on the world than any words spoken by any of the world’s greatest thinkers or orators.
Jesus spoke with power when He said, “Lazarus, come forth.”
He spoke with authority when He said, “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.”
He spoke with compassion to the widow of Nain, “Weep not.”
He spoke words of comfort, “Let not your heart be troubled.”
He spoke tenderly, “As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you; continue ye in My love.”
He spoke prophetically: Matthew chapters 24 and 25.
In all these things that Jesus said, He never made any attempt to be sensational, never sought the acclaim of men. His only aim was to bring glory to His Father’s Name.
At the Transfiguration, God said, I am well pleased; hear ye Him.” “This is My beloved Son, in Whom God speaks to us today through His Son. When the voices of materialism, rebellion and confusion clamour for our attention, let us seek a quiet place and listen for our Lord’s personal invitation to let Him speak to us. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me.”