Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Bruised Reed, a Smoking Flax

A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out, till he has brought justice through to victory. Matt. 12:20

Care to interpret this verse? We know how delicate and tender these two items are. Without seeing what Matthew Henry or some other expositor has to say, let me try with unpredjudiced eyes.

If we look at the story of Jesus, it goes from an infant, to a grown man, who was without violence or guile. Upon his return to earth he comes in bloody garments with the sword of the Word proceeding from his mouth. In the interval, so far, he is not ruling or punishing the world. Bruised reeds and smoking wicks are not being disturbed.

From the viewpoint of our future Lord of the World, this is still the Devil's play pen. Then, when his church is called out in the Rapture, judgement begins. At that time, bruised reeds and smoking wicks will be the least of concerns.

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