Our Daily Homily
In the midst of them. Jos 19:49 (R. V.)
Since Joshua prefigures the Lord Jesus, we are led to think of his inheritance in the midst of his brethren.
In the midst on the Cross. - " They crucified Him, and with Him two others, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst." Forasmuch as we partook of flesh and blood, He shared the same; and since we were under the curse of a broken law, He also bowed beneath its weight, and was made a curse for us. He took the mid-current of pain; where the pressure was heaviest, there the Lamb of God bore the sin of the world. On Him God made to meet the iniquities of us all; alike of those who refuse, as did the one thief, and of those who accept, as did the other.
In the midst, in the gatherings of His People. - "Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them". He is the centre of unity. We come from different quarters with our peculiar prepossessions and preconceptions, with no special affinity to each other; but touching Him, we become one with all who touch Him also. See that, not the sermon, nor the supper, nor the form of worship, is the centre of fellowship; but Christ always and in all. Then let Him be the centre of thy home life and thy business life under all circumstances.
In the midst in Heaven. - " In the midst of the throne, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing." All the circles of the re- deemed, of angels, and of all other beings, re- volve around Jesus, as their common centre. They thus become concentric. Jesus is the Heart of Heaven; the Sun of Paradise; the Essence of its bliss; the Centre of its love; the innermost Soul of its life.
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