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A brief word upon ‘double application’

Arthur PinkA brief word upon double application. Whereas preachers should ever be on their guard against taking the children’s bread and casting it to the dogs, by applying to the unsaved promises given to or statements made concerning the saints; on the other hand, they need to remind believers of the continuous force of the Scriptures and their present suitability to their cases. For instance, the gracious invitation of Christ,

 

“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28),

 

and

 

“If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink” (John 7:37),

 

must not be limited to our first approach to the Saviour as lost sinners, but as 1 Peter 2:4 says, “to whom coming”—in the present tense. Note too the “mourn” and not “have mourned” in Matthew 5:4, and “hunger” in verse 6. In like manner, the self-abasing word, “Who maketh thee to differ!” (1 Corinthians 4:7) today: first from the unsaved; second from what we were before the new birth; and third from other Christians with less grace and gifts. Why, a sovereign God, and therefore you have nothing to boast of and no cause for self-glorying.

Arthur W. Pink The Application of Scriptures-A Study of Dispensationalism

  1. January 7, 2014 at 8:21 am

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