Broken BreadDaily Devotions from the Daily Lightby Evan HopkinsJune 9Never man spake like this man.--John 7:46Such was the witness of these men who were sent by the enemies of our Lord to take Him. There was something in His words, the power of His testimony, that completely disarmed them, and made them feel it was impossible to lay hands on Him. They saw what they supposed was only an ordinary man, but "in him dwelt all the fulness of the Godhead bodily." The words that He spake not only reached their ears, they penetrated down into their hearts. They searched out the secrets that were hidden therein. As they listened they felt like the woman of Samaria: Here is a man that hath "told me all things that I ever did: is not this the Christ?" "Never man spake like this man. " Never man had such knowledge of the human heart; never man was so able to reach it. "They were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes" (Mark 1:22). And again in another place we read, "They were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power" (Luke 4:32).
May God grant us the grace to have speech that brings glory to His holy name.God bless.