They did themselves hear the doctrine of Christ, and see his miracles, and had them not by report, at second hand; and therefore they could not but speak, with the greatest assurance, the things which they had seen and heard, Acts 4:20. Osborne offers a clear exposition of the book that takes seriously both its first-century context and what it means today. Even so, Father, because it seemed good unto thee. Though we have not desired mercies, yet we must keep close to enjoined services; and, in our diligent and constant attendance on them, we may hope that mercy and comfort will come at last. And therefore, even in the birth of Isaac, Abraham saw Christ's day, foresaw such a miracle in the birth of Christ. Children are a heritage of the Lord. This is a tremendous resource that will serve a new generation of Bible readers well for years to come.
Thou shalt be both dumb and deaf; the same word signifies both, and it is plain that he lost his hearing as well as his speech, for his friends made signs to him Luke 1:62 , as well as he to them, Luke 1:22. Secondly, Nothing has a more direct tendency to prepare people for Christ than the doctrine of repentance received and submitted to. There he spent most of his time, in contemplation and devotion, and had not his education in the schools, or at the feet of the rabbin. Mantey Professor in New Testament, Northern Seminary The Osborne New Testament Commentaries draw from the deep well of a lifetime of serious study and teaching. They that rejoiced in the birth of the child came together to the circumcising of him. They present significant interpretive insights in a highly accessible, spiritually nurturing format. No families in the world were ever so honoured of God as those of Aaron and David; with one was made the covenant of priesthood, with the other that of royalty; they had both forfeited their honour, yet the gospel again puts honour upon both in their latter days, on that of Aaron in John Baptist, on that of David in Christ, and then they were both extinguished and lost.
Compare it with that which Deborah saith of Jael, another that was the glory of her sex Judges 5:24 , Blessed shall she be above women in the tent. And, besides, she went thither, perhaps, that she might be more retired from company, or else might have more agreeable company than she could have in Nazareth. He shall be, as Samson was by the divine precept Judges 13:7 , and Samuel by his mother's vow 1 Samuel 1:11 , a Nazarite for life. Christ was of David's house, his forerunner of Aaron's; for his priestly agency and influence opened the way to his kingly authority and dignity. For Osborne, the book traces salvation history and the gospel-centered and Spirit-empowered mission of the church. The faithfulness of God is the blessedness of the faith of the saints.
The birth of John Baptist, Luke 1:57. She was a daughter of the royal family, lineally descended from David, and she herself and all her friends knew it, for she went under the title and character of the house of David, though she was poor and low in the world; and she was enabled by God's providence, and the care of the Jews, to preserve their genealogies, to make it out, and as long as the promise of the Messiah was to be fulfilled it was worth keeping; but for those now, who are brought low in the world, to have descended from persons of honour, is not worth mentioning. The Osborne New Testament Commentaries, by respected professor and author Grant R. He will be very highly preferred in the lower world; for, though born under the most disadvantageous circumstances possible, and appearing in the form of a servant, yet the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David, Luke 1:32. The apostles were ministers of the word of Christ, who is the Word so some understand it , or of the doctrine of Christ; they, having received it themselves, ministered it to others, 1 John 1:1. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier.
She congratulates her on her honour, and, though perhaps she knew not of it till just now, she acknowledges it with the greatest assurance and satisfaction. Zechariah the prophet was the last of the Old Testament that was conversant with angels, and Zacharias the priest the first in the New Testament. This would serve very much to strengthen the faith of the virgin, that there were such assurances as these given to others; and it would be in part the accomplishment of what had been so often foretold, that there should be universal joy before the Lord, when he cometh, Psalms 98:8,9. That the true Israel of God always were a praying people; and prayer is the great and principal piece of service by which we give honour to God, fetch in favours from him, and keep up our communion with him. Genesis 25:22 for the struggling of Jacob and Esau in Rebecca's womb, and the mountains skipping, Psalms 114:4.
This is the sixth month with her that was called barren. This set of commentaries is for people seeking a straightforward explanation of the text in its context, avoiding either oversimplification or technical complexity. Upon the account of others. Glorious things had been said of his family, that on him, as a mighty one, help should be laid, that his horn should be exalted, and his seed perpetuated, Psalms 89:19,20,24,29. Praise for the Osborne New Testament Commentaries With this new series, readers will have before them what we—his students—experienced in all of Professor Osborne's classes: patient regard for every word in the text, exegetical finesse, a preference for an eclectic resolution to the options facing the interpreter, a sensitivity to theological questions, and most of all a reverence for God's word. In the introduction to the commentary, Osborne argues for the traditional view John the apostle is the single author of the fourth Gospel.
Had she been a proud ambitious young woman, that aimed high, and flattered herself with the expectation of great things in the world, she would have been pleased at his saying, would have been puffed up with it, and as we have reason to think she was a young woman of very good sense would have had an answer ready, signifying so much: but, instead of that, she is confounded at it, as not conscious to herself of any thing that either merited or promised such great things; and she cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. To prepare people for the salvation, by preaching repentance and reformation as great gospel duties: Thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, and but a little before him, to prepare his ways, to call people to make room for him, and get ready for his entertainment. He puts his name to his prophecy, doth as it were sign it with his own hand, teste meipso--take my word for it. The interview between Mary the mother of Jesus and Elisabeth the mother of John, when they were both with child of those pregnant births, and the prophecies they both uttered upon that occasion, Luke 1:39-56. Those that have experienced the performance of God's promises themselves should encourage others to hope that he will be as good as his word to them also: I will tell you what God has done for my soul. That they were a very religious couple Luke 1:6 : They were both righteous before God; they were so in his sight whose judgment, we are sure, is according to truth; they were sincerely and really so.
Note, What God has spoken he will perform; what he hath spoken to the fathers will be performed to their seed; to their seed's seed, in blessings that shall last for ever. Osborne, are for people seeking a straightforward explanation of the text in its context, avoiding either oversimplification or technical complexity. God not only forgave him his unbelief and distrust which was signified by discharging him from the punishment of it , but, as a specimen of the abounding of grace towards believers, he filled him with the Holy Ghost, and put this honour upon him, to employ him for his honour. Praise for the Osborne New Testament Commentaries With this new series, readers will have before them what we—his students—experienced in all of Professor Osborne's classes: patient regard for every word in the text, exegetical finesse, a preference for an eclectic resolution to the options facing the interpreter, a sensitivity to theological questions, and most of all a reverence for God's word. Developed by with thanks to all the scholars on whose work this is based. Lightfoot observes that Hebron was inhabited by priests of the family of Aaron, and that those were the cousins here spoken of; but the fields and villages about, by the children of Judah, and that those were the neighbours.