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Jesus - Greater Than All!

Matthew 12:42: "Behold, a greater than Solomon is here."

Look at what Jesus had to say about Himself:

The Scribes and the Pharisees, whose creeds He had condemned;
whose inexcusable blunders He had reproved;
whose haughty self- righteousness He had blasted,asked,
"Master, we would see a sign from thee."
Jesus said: "An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;
and there shall be no sign given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas

Then, following many words of warning with the statement that focalized a life-time,
He said: "The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it:
for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
And, behold, a greater than Solomon is here
." (Matthew 12:42)

The Bible is silent as to what they answered or did not answer Him.

I believe, if their thoughts had been put into words, they would have said something like: How can you say that you are greater then Solomon?

Human language can never describe the glory and the greatness of Jesus. "Behold, a greater than Solomon is here."

Jesus Was Greater In His Birth

Solomon was born in a chandelier illuminated palace in Jerusalem.
But Jesus, who had glory with God before the world was (John 17:5), was born among cattle in a lantern lit stable in Bethlehem.

But this Jesus made little Bethlehem greater than Athens, civilizationís queen;
greater than Rome, the worldís capital;
greater then Jerusalem, the city of national memories and glorious with a thousand years of history.

For this Jesus, whom neither calendars nor clocks nor contemporary historians took note of,
has bent the date lines of all nations around His lowly cradle.
Today, as through all the days of all the years, the world over; the dates printed on newspapers;
the dates on checks written; the dates on coins; the dates on cornerstones; on monuments - all testify to His birth.

All these attempts failed miserably.
What the Jews could not do;
what the Greeks could not do;
what the Romans could not do;
what the French could not do;
Jesus did in the dating of time around His glorious birth in a stable in Bethlehem.

Cradled is that stable, this timeless Christ has Christianized the calendars of the world.
No one dates a letter from Solomonís birth. "Behold, a greater then Solomon is here."

Jesus Was Greater In Wisdom

"But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
and needed not that any should testify of man; for he knew what was in man
." (John 2:24,25)

Solomon was truly the wisest of men.

Where Solomonís knowledge was partial and faulty; Jesusí knowledge was perfect and full.
"Truly a greater then Solomon is here!"

Jesus Is Greater In His Provisions

The greatness and abundance of Solomonís provisions is made known to us in the Scriptures, when we read:

"Behold, a greater then Solomon is here!"

Some years ago near Camden, South Carolina there was a fire that burned joy out of homes and sorrow into hearts.

It was a tragic fire!
It was a fire that scorched and seared human hearts with sorrow.
It was fire that blasted parental hopes.
It was a fire that left a community and a multitude of lives with broken dreams and desolating death.

This terrible fire burned a school house in which many children were having classes.
Over 70 of these children were burned to death in an inferno of fire.
They died in those flames while their horror-stricken parents watched, but were helpless to save them.

While the flames were burning, one little boy in that burning furnace
could see his father standing on the outside and screamed, "Daddy, save me!"

Above the roar of the flames and from the death trap of that fiery furnace,
and above all of the other screams of torment, this father stood in tortuous agony
while his little boy cried. "Daddy, save me!"

The father, suffering an eternity of torture in that horrible moment, knew that no one could save his boy.
He could do nothing but stand by dazed and in shock while his child burned to death in those flames.

In the days that followed that father could hear that voice all through the day and all through his sleepless nights:
"Daddy, save me!"
His sonís face was ever before him.
His sonís voice was always in his ears.
This father only lived for two years after that horrible tragedy.

Today, this lust-burning, war-scarred, soul-sick world cries out to science;
"Save me!"
Science which can tell us how far the earth is from the sun is unable to tell us how to remove their sins from them.
Science has to say, "Iím sorry, but I cannot save you."

This violent sin-sick society cries out to education: "Save me!"
But education has to shake its truthful head and say, "Iím sorry, I cannot save you."

Philosophy tossing its theories all around the world hears a broken world cry, "Save me."
But philosophy has to say, "There is nothing in me in which to save you."

A sick and diseased world turns to medicine and cries, "Save me."
But medicine has to say, "I have no medicine for the diseases of the soul."

This speed-crazy,demon-driven world; with its collapse in the home and corruption in our nation
cries out to government: "Save us."
And government with all it empty political promises has to answer: "We cannot save you."

But there is One who can save! His Name Is Jesus!

Jesus is able to save all who will call upon Him. He is mighty to save.
He is the "Christ who ďreceiveth sinful men."
He is the Christ who turns none away who will turn to Him.

He is the Christ who died for our sins that He might bring us to God.

"Sing above the battle strife,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!
By His death and endless life,
Jesus saves! Jesus saves!"

Jesus does save.
He will save you.

Trust Him now! Invite Him into your heart and into your life.

This message adapted by Dr. Harold L. White was inspired by a message by Dr. R.G. Lee.
Thank God for his great ministry and great influence.
Pastors, use this message as God leads you.
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