Tuesday, November 17, 2015

If you think baptism so saved you.

If you think baptism so saved you.

Oh If ever thou thinketh that baptism saves you.

Pour it out like a offering to the Lord !

For it was with blood that the Lord has redeemed you !

A sacrifices poured out for you !

Do not drink and find your satisfaction in it !

Pour it out to the Lord, all ye saints of the most high !

Pour it out to the Lord !

And ascribe all worth to the most high God !

2 Samuel 23:16
New King James Version (NKJV)
16 So the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines, drew water from the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David. Nevertheless he would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord.

Warren Wiersbe Commentary
No matter what the Lord put in David’s hands, he used it to honor God and help God’s people—a sling,a sword, a harp, a scepter, even a cup of water—and this occasion was no exception. When David looked into the cup, he didn’t see water; he saw the blood of the three men who had risked their lives to satisfy his desire.

To drink that water would demean all his men and cheapen the brave deed of the three heroes. It would communicate that their lives really weren’t important to him. Instead, David turned the cave into a temple and poured the water out as a drink offering to the Lord, as he had seen the priests do at the tabernacle.

The drink offering accompanied the giving of another sacrifice, such as the burnt offering, and was not offered independently. It was an act of dedication that symbolized a person’s life poured out in the service of the Lord. The three men had given themselves as a sacrifice to the Lord to serve David (Rom. 12:1), so David added his offering to theirs to show them he was one with them in their devotion to Jehovah.

To paraphrase his own words in 24:24, David would not treat as nothing that which had cost those three men everything. All leaders need to follow David’s example and let their followers know how much they appreciate them and the sacrifices they make. Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice for us, and also as a drink offering (Ps. 22:14; Isa. 53:12). Paul used the image of the drink offering to describe his own dedication to the Lord (Phil. 2:17; 2 Tim. 4:6).

Psalm 22:14
New King James Version (NKJV)
14 I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.

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