Friday, November 15, 2019

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God is “bringing many sons unto glory” through “the captain of their salvation,” that blessed One “who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree,” and thus was made “perfect through sufferings” to be our Savior. In His Person, He was never anything but perfect, for He was and is “God … manifest in the flesh.” But in order to be our Savior, “Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God,” and His vicarious sufferings made Him our Savior. He is “the captain” of our salvation, the leader, the originator. “Salvation is of the Lord.” He originated it, “even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many,” “for,” He said while here on earth, “the Son of Man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” “This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Then, “what shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.”
“The captain of their salvation,”
He leads His own safely home,
Guarding, shielding and protecting
From what would cause us to roam.
Hebrews 2:10 ~ 1 Peter 2:24 ~ 1 Timothy 3:16 ~ 1 Peter 3:18 ~ Jonah 2:9 ~ Matthew 20:28 ~ Luke 19:10 ~ 1 Timothy 1:15 ~ Psalm 116:12‑13
             
October 2019
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

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The right answer to the above question is not only a matter of correct doctrine, but a matter that determines one’s eternal destiny. If we only believe Him to be “the Son of David,” as did the Pharisees to whom the Lord addressed the question above, “how then doth David in spirit call Him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thine enemies Thy footstool?” To make our Lord a man only, albeit a good man, is to make God a liar, for He said of our Lord that “this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Then “who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.” Our salvation depends upon His Deity and our acknowledgment of it, for “if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” With Thomas, every true believer confesses Him as “my Lord and my God.” We humbly and thankfully acknowledge Him as God’s “dear Son: in whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins,” even “God … manifest in the flesh.”
The Son of God has come to earth
To die for all men;
What have you done with Him, dear friend?
Make ready ere He comes again.
Matthew 22:42 ~ Matthew 22:43‑44 ~ Matthew 3:17 ~ 1 John 2:22‑23 ~ Romans 10:9 ~ John 20:28 ~ Colossians 1:13‑14 ~ 1 Timothy 3:16
             
October 2019
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Our Lord Jesus Christ has “for us entered” “into that within the veil,” “for Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.” But He has entered “into that within the veil” as “the forerunner.” A “forerunner” is one who goes ahead, cutting a pioneer path, like a scout, that others may follow. None could ever follow the Old Testament high priest “within the veil,” for “into the second [the holy of holies] went the high priest alone once every year.” But we who know the Lord Jesus now have “boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh.” Moreover, our Lord has entered heaven in a body of flesh and bones, as our forerunner, and one day He will take all His glorified saints “within the veil,” fulfilling His promise that “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also,” “and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
He has entered heaven for us;
As a Man He sits in glory;
He’ll come to take us to Himself,
Completing redemption’s story.
Hebrews 6:20 ~ Hebrews 6:19 ~ Hebrews 9:24 ~ Hebrews 9:7 ~ Hebrews 10:19‑20 ~ John 14:2‑3 ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:17
             
October 2019
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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How often Christians are guilty of answering a matter before they hear it. We hear only one side about a problem or controversy, and we form an opinion or come to a conclusion without knowing the facts. Many times we reach conclusions from hearsay, when God says that “in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established,” and we do well to obey God’s word to “be swift to hear, slow to speak,” until we know the facts. “Why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at naught thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling-block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” So “it is folly and shame unto him” who “answereth a matter before he heareth it.” Rather “shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently,” and “judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” So be not one “that answereth a matter before he heareth it,” all sides of it. And even then, remember that “love covereth all sins.”
“Be swift to hear [and] slow to speak”
Whatever comes to your ear;
A faithful friend conceals the faults
Of those who to us are dear.
Proverbs 18:13 ~ 2 Corinthians 13:1 ~ James 1:19 ~ Romans 14:10‑13 ~ Deuteronomy 13:4 ~ John 7:24 ~ Proverbs 10:12
             
October 2019
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Monday, November 11, 2019

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Have we not all had times, when overwhelmed by situations and circumstances that oppress and discourage, we have wished that we could leave all the hard things behind “and be at rest”? David wrote these words at a time when he could say that “my heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. … Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.” But we cannot run away from our griefs and troubles and problems. We cannot “hasten [our] escape from the windy storm and tempest.” There are times, to be sure, when the Lord is pleased to change things, so that the things that hurt us are removed. But most of the time He says to us, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.” “A man [the God-Man, our Lord Jesus] shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.”
The storms of life come upon us;
They lash with fury and force;
His grace holds us steady in them,
So our ship is kept on course.
Psalm 55:6 ~ Psalm 55:4‑5 ~ Psalm 55:7‑8 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ Romans 8:37 ~ Isaiah 32:2
             
October 2019
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

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How gracious is our God! Psalm 36 tells us about His mercy, His faithfulness, His righteousness, His judgments, and His loving-kindness. “Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens,” and we read twenty-six times in Psalm 136 that “His mercy endureth forever.” “Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful,” and we who know Him are invited to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” He is also the faithful One, whose name is “called Faithful and True,” and “faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” And, “if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Truly, “Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.” Moreover, “Thy righteousness is like the great mountains,” for “the Lord is righteous in all His ways, and holy in all His works.” “Thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, Thou preservest man and beast.” “Thy way is in the sea, and Thy path in the great waters, and Thy footsteps are not known.” And what shall we say of His loving-kindness toward us? “How excellent is Thy loving-kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.”
The grace of God in Christ Jesus
Attends our daily steps,
Blessing, keeping, encouraging,
And bringing needed help.
Ephesians 6:24 ~ Psalm 36:5 ~ Psalm 116:5 ~ Hebrews 4:16 ~ Revelation 19:11 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ~ 1 John 1:9 ~ Psalm 36:5‑6 ~ Psalm 145:17 ~ Psalm 36:6 ~ Psalm 77:19 ~ Psalm 36:7
             
October 2019
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

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We are not told to make or create “the unity of the Spirit,” but rather to “keep” it. “The unity of the Spirit” is not an organizational unity, but an organic unity created when we were “by one Spirit … baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” “As we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” So we are to “keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace,” remembering that “there is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” We are to remember this in our dealings with all who have trusted Christ. Even in the matter of Scriptural separation, while we are to “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them,” we are also to “follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” So “let brotherly love continue,” for “how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.”
Christ has made His people one,
Each one a member of Him,
Each one to help the other grow,
So to be a shining gem.
Ephesians 4:3 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:13 ~ Romans 12:4‑5 ~ Ephesians 4:4‑6 ~ Ephesians 5:11 ~ 2 Timothy 2:22 ~ Hebrews 13:1 ~ Psalm 133:1
             
October 2019
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Friday, November 8, 2019

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This is a sin which believers commit, to “grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” We cannot grieve a person unless that person loves us. We can anger one who does not love us, but we cannot grieve such a one. Thus our verse reminds us of “the love of the Spirit.” When a Christian grieves the Holy Spirit, He does not go away, for by Him we “are sealed unto the day of redemption.” Our Lord promised that “I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth … for He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” But though He never departs from the believer, sin in our lives grieves Him, so that instead of making Christ real to our hearts, as He longs to do, He must instead occupy us with our sin and the resulting broken fellowship, to bring us to confession. Any sin in our lives grieves the Spirit, but notice especially the admonition to “let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying. … And grieve not the Holy Spirit. … Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another.”
When we “grieve … the Holy Spirit,”
With deeds or words not right,
Then our fellowship is broken,
And Christ can’t fill our sight.
Ephesians 4:30 ~ Romans 15:30 ~ John 14:16‑17 ~ Ephesians 4:29‑31
             
October 2019
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

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“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!” “Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?” Paul wrote that “unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,” while Job’s friend Eliphaz said, “I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number.” “God is greater than man. Why dost thou strive against Him? for He giveth not account of any of His matters.” “Behold, God is great, and we know Him not, neither can the number of His years be searched out.” “Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out: He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: He will not afflict.” God wants us to “be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.”
The ways of God, past finding out,
But always in love and grace
Toward those He has by blood redeemed;
We trust, though we cannot trace.
Psalm 139:6 ~ Romans 11:33 ~ Job 11:7‑8 ~ Ephesians 3:8 ~ Job 5:8‑9 ~ Job 33:12‑13 ~ Job 36:26 ~ Job 37:23 ~ Ephesians 3:18‑19
             
October 2019
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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“I rejoice at Thy word, as one that findeth great spoil,” and “Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.” “I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.” “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,” “for the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.” “Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.” “Neither have I gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” So “I will delight myself in Thy commandments, which I have loved. My hands also will I lift up unto Thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in Thy statutes.” “The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. … More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. … By them is Thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.”
God’s Word is sweet and precious
To those who love the Lord;
Nothing on earth can compare
With God’s own holy Word.
Jeremiah 15:16 ~ Psalm 119:162 ~ Psalm 119:111 ~ Psalm 119:14 ~ Psalm 119:105 ~ Proverbs 6:23 ~ Job 22:21 ~ Job 23:12 ~ Psalm 119:47‑48 ~ Psalm 19:8 ~ Psalm 19:10‑11
             
October 2019
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