Dr. David Murray’s Blog

Dr. David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, has a blog called Head, Heart, Hand. Dr. Murray is a godly and thoughtful man, who has some edifying and interesting thoughts. You can watch several videos of Dr. Murray speaking on various subjects here.

 
 

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  1. Judy Den Hertog says:

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    Christ’s love-letters

    (Charles Spurgeon)

    “The Scriptures point to Me!” John 5:39

    Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega of the Bible. He is the constant theme of its sacred pages; from first to last–they testify of Him!
    We catch a glimpse of Him in the promise of the woman’s seed;
    we see Him typified in the ark of Noah;
    we walk with Abraham, as He sees Messiah’s day;
    we dwell in the tents of Isaac and Jacob, feeding upon the gracious promise;
    we hear the venerable Israel talking of the coming Shiloh; and
    in the numerous types of the law, we find the Redeemer abundantly foreshadowed.
    Prophets and kings, priests and preachers, all look one way–they all stand as the cherubim did over the ark–desiring to look within, and to read the mystery of God’s great atoning sacrifice!

    Still more manifestly in the New Testament we find our Lord–the one pervading subject. It is not a single gem here and there, or dust of gold thinly scattered–but here you stand upon a solid floor of gold; for the whole substance of the New Testament is Jesus crucified, and even its closing sentence is bejewelled with the Redeemer’s name!

    We should always read Scripture in this light–we should consider the Word to be as a mirror, into which Christ looks down from heaven. And then we, looking into it, see His face reflected as in a mirror–darkly, it is true–but still in such a way as to be a blessed preparation for seeing Him–as we shall see Him face to face!

    This volume contains Christ’s love-letters to us, perfumed by His love. These pages are the garments of our King, and they all smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia. Scripture is the royal chariot in which Jesus rides, and it is paved with love for His children. The Scriptures are the swaddling bands of the holy child Jesus–unroll them and you find your Savior!

    The quintessence of the Word of God–is Christ!

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    Dear Dr. Murray,
    We have been so blessed by the riches of the instruction of the Old Testament course, and having covered these points last night at our class, it was so amazing to read this Grace Gems email today. Thank you so much for sharing your extensive insight into Bible truths and helping us be enriched by what we learn and consider. May God bless you! Chris and Judy den Hertog

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I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naïve. (Romans 16:17-18)

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