The Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows

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Man of Sorrows

“He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows…”
Isaiah 53:3

“To identify with our plight, He came to see the darkness of this world, to touch our infirmities, to know our sorrows, and to reveal to us the heart of His heavenly Father. He was the Holy One walking amid depravity, the pure One feeling the oppression of religion and politics and the darkness and sin of fallen man. He was power wrapped in humility. He was the shining forth of the Light and Life of God Himself into a lost world. As God incarnate, He could fully realize the weakness of the human heart into which He breathed the power of the Love and Mercy of God.”
– Brian Troxel – The Paths of the Lord

Looking Unto Jesus

Looking Unto Jesus

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“There are times in the wilderness of this world when we feel estranged from Him and our hearts become clouded with the pressures and the flow of the world around us. It is in these times of discouragement that we set our hearts to gaze upon the ONE who has never failed us. We look to the ONE who has always visited us in our night seasons to draw us unto comfort and reassurance of His watch care in our lives. There is something profound and beyond all words and human reasoning in His watch care over His own.”
– Brian Troxel

Pursue Holiness

Pursue Holiness

“Follow peace with all men and holiness,
without which no man shall see the Lord”
Hebrews 12:14 (ESV)

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“The depth of an individual’s pursuit of holiness
is the revelation of their desire to see God!”
Brian Troxel

Aim High

“No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him” 2 Timothy 2:4

The redemptive work of Christ saves us from “civilian pursuits” and brings us into the pursuit of Him. In our pursuit of Him we become disentangled with other things. The immensity of the love of God frees us from the love of the world. There is something captivating about Him that renders all other pursuits vain and empty.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46

Brian Troxel

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