Lips of Grace

Lips of Grace

Thou art fairer than the children of men:  grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.  (Ps 45:2 KJV)  This psalm is speaking of the coming Savior of the world, and pointing out that He had grace literally POURED out upon His lips.  Did Jesus prove the truth of this verse?  Yes, He did!

Jesus’ lips were anointed with such grace that it poured from His lips like streams of living water.  His words blessed all those who heard and received them.

He who loves purity of heart and has grace on his lips, the king will be his friend.  (Pro 22:11)  Jesus was loved by all who came to Him and were touched by Him.  We may also have this same blessing if we allow the Lord to use our lips to bless others.

So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth.  (Lk 4:22a)  People who heard Jesus’ words were astonished, awed, and impressed by them—they had such an impact.

Charles Spurgeon, in his commentary on Psalm 45:2, had this to say:

“Imagination’s utmost stretch cannot conceive of anything more gracious; and the contemplation of the most devoted Christian cannot think of any words more majestic in goodness, more tender in sympathy, more full of honey, and more luscious in their sweetness, than the gracious words that proceeded out of the lips of Jesus Christ.”

Jesus, as our Savior and example, is our model for life and faith.  As His words blessed the people who heard them, so also, should ours.  As we spend time meditating upon the Bible, and time in worshiping the Lord, our words will become more and more like His.  For Jesus’ words bestowed grace upon grace to all those who heard them. 

Listen to and learn from Jesus’ words; meditate upon the Scriptures; obey the Holy Spirit; and then follow Jesus’ example of speaking grace-filled words.

The Fountain of Life

The Fountain of Life

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him (her) will never thirst.  But the water that I shall give him (her) will become in him (her) a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”  (John 4:13-14 NKJV – underlining & parenthesized words added)

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.  (John 7:38 NKJV)

And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.  (Rev 21:6 NKJV – underlining added)

And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.  (Rev 22:1 NKJV – underlining added)

The verses above have one theme in common:  A PERPETUAL FOUNTAIN OF LIFE.  This fountain of life-giving water flows from within each and every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Jesus is the Source of eternal life according to Revelation 22:1 for He is the Lamb of God.  (John 1:29)  Jesus is the source of the fountain of the water of life.  (shown above)  

Are we rejoicing over this precious gift from God?  Are we living with an awareness of what we have been given?  Are we joyfully sharing this good news with others?  These are key questions to ask ourselves.  

Are we allowing those who are thirsty around us to drink from the fountain of eternal life that we carry around within us?  Just simply sharing your salvation testimony can have a mighty impact.  No one can challenge what you, yourself have experienced, so don’t be intimidated.  Just be genuine and honest about what a difference Jesus has made in your life.

The world needs to hear what we have to share with them.  Be bold and courageous!