Bruce Hulshizer

The Love of the Father for the Son

The love of the Father for the Son is the ultimate of loves. In John 17, the Lord Jesus speaks of the Father’s love for Him being before the foundation of the world (v. 24), showing that it preceded all creation, originating singularly in the Godhead, and being from eternity past. No other love is like this—a love between the persons of the Godhead in eternity past. The Father opened heaven twice to tell of this love that He has had for His Son: "This is my Beloved Son in who...

Is Your Labor in Vain?

York, PA In Ecclesiastes, Solomon says that all man's labor is in vain since it will not ultimately profit him anything, for he will die and leave it behind. This truth is emphasized and extended farther in the New Testament, but is also set in contrast with labor which is not in vain. If one is investing in this world with his labors, his labors are in vain not only because he will die and take nothing with him (I Timothy 6:7), but also because all that he builds will one day be bu...

The Sun Also Rises

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon sees the continual rising and setting of the sun as another demonstration that life and its labors are futile (Eccl. 1:5). The sun just keeps doing the same thing, going around in a circle, never getting anywhere. Yet this very same fact, the sun’s continual rising and setting, was used of the LORD in testifying that His promise to David, Solomon’s father, was sure. “Once have I sworn by my holiness; I will not lie unto David: His seed shall end...

All By One Man

In Romans 5:12-21, Paul brings before the Roman saints the great work of Christ in overcoming Adam’s sin and its devastation. He develops the truth of the state of mankind as being all subject to death because of Adam’s sin. But just as Adam in His one offense brought condemnation on all men, so Christ in His one righteous act has made justification available to all men. Thus, just as sin has reigned among men in that it has had the power of death over all men, so also grace ca...
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