Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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“Simplicity and godly sincerity.” How much these things are needed by God’s people in the world today. It is a day of extremes, with much activity and movement, and little spirituality, with so-called “super” churches and movements, holding forth great statistics. We do well to remember that “God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are: that no flesh should glory in His presence.” The Christian life is not lived nor Christian work accomplished “with fleshly wisdom.” It is “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Beware “lest by any means … your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.”
Human wisdom cannot prevail
In work that’s done for the Lord;
It must be done in His own strength,
By those who trust in His Word.
2 Corinthians 1:12 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:27‑29 ~ Zechariah 4:6 ~ 2 Corinthians 11:3 ~ Proverbs 3:6
             
November 2022
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December 2022
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January 2023
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Monday, December 5, 2022

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Because we who know the Savior “are bought with a price,” we are told to “therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” In Christ “we have redemption through His blood,” so we are to leave off those things belonging to the old life, to be “denying ungodliness and worldly lusts,” and to live now for His glory, for we “should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” “Ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him.” And as we are constantly “looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ,” we shall experientially find that “He gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” “Every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.”
Laying aside deeds of evil
And living godly each day,
Sustained by His grace and power,
Each step of our pilgrim way.
Titus 2:11‑13 ~ 1 Corinthians 6:20 ~ Ephesians 1:7 ~ Colossians 3:9‑10 ~ Titus 2:14 ~ 1 John 3:3
             
November 2022
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Sunday, December 4, 2022

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Paul had just been writing about “our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.” “But,” he continues, “we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us.” Thus he connects the deliverance which God has wrought for him with the prayers of his Corinthian friends, “ye also helping together by prayer for us.” Never will we know, until that hour when all the saints are safely home with the Lord, what God has wrought in our lives by the prayers of other saints. Paul, in prison, wrote to the Philippians about his situation and said that “I know that this shall turn to my salvation [deliverance] through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ.” God’s Word has much to say about our praying one for another. Thus we “bear … one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
As we remember each other
Before the throne of His grace,
God undertakes for us richly,
For each one in his own place.
2 Corinthians 1:11 ~ 2 Corinthians 1:8‑10 ~ Philippians 1:19 ~ Galatians 6:2 ~ James 5:16
             
November 2022
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Saturday, December 3, 2022

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The Lord Jesus Christ took our sins, that He might give us His righteousness. “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Our Lord “His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” “Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.” “It pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when Thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin.” “Now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested … even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference.” “Of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us … righteousness,” that I may “be found in Him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.”
Clothed in the righteousness of Christ,
No more does my sin appear;
“Accepted in the Beloved,”
I have nothing now to fear.
2 Corinthians 5:21 ~ Isaiah 53:6 ~ 1 Peter 2:24 ~ 1 Peter 3:18 ~ Isaiah 53:10 ~ Romans 3:21‑22 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:30 ~ Philippians 3:9
             
November 2022
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Friday, December 2, 2022

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There come times in our Christian lives when we must proceed with godly determination. Some unpleasant duty faces us, some task must be performed, and we feel that we are not fitted for it. Some word needs to be spoken, and we find ourselves reluctant to do it. At such times, regardless of our feeling and fears, we must move forward. Paul, with his heart heavy because of the carnality of the Corinthian believers, “determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” Later he wrote to them that “I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.” Having determined these things in his heart, he proceeded to fulfill them. It is recorded of our blessed Lord that, “when the time was come that He should be received up, He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem.” We hear Him speaking prophetically, through Isaiah, saying, “The Lord God will help Me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set My face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.” May we who know Him determine to do His will. “I have set the Lord always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”
The task is not mine, but the Lord’s,
That which He calls me to do;
I yield myself to His leading,
And He will carry me through.
1 Corinthians 2:2 ~ 2 Corinthians 2:1 ~ Luke 9:51 ~ Isaiah 50:7 ~ Psalm 16:8
             
November 2022
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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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“The house of the Lord” was where the Lord had said that “there will I meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat.” David’s desire then was to be in the Lord’s presence, to be in fellowship with Him. The same desire is expressed by Paul when he said “that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death,” and “I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Many of us who know the Lord have a desire to go with the Lord, to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” but, unlike David, we do not constantly “seek after” such fellowship. We allow ourselves to be “choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life.” If we would “follow on to know the Lord” in intimate fellowship, we must continually “seek those things which are above.”
If we would know His presence near
And reflect His beauty too,
Then we must count all things as loss
That would hide His face from view.
Psalm 27:4 ~ Exodus 25:22 ~ Philippians 3:10 ~ Philippians 3:13‑14 ~ 2 Peter 3:18 ~ Luke 8:14 ~ Hosea 6:3 ~ Colossians 3:1
             
November 2022
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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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“As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God,” for “of His own will begat He us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures,” and “it became Him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying, I will declare Thy name unto My brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto Thee.” So “the Spirit Itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” Our Lord said that “I go to prepare a place for you. … And … I will come again, and receive you unto Myself.”
Born into the family of God
By faith in our precious Lord;
So then the world knows us not;
It knows not Him nor His Word.
1 John 3:1 ~ John 1:12‑13 ~ James 1:18 ~ Hebrews 2:10‑12 ~ Romans 8:16‑17 ~ John 14:2‑3
             
October 2022
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Many are the tears that have been shed by God’s people in this sin-cursed and hostile world: tears of grief, tears of regret and remorse, tears of repentance, tears of helplessness, tears of concern, and even sometimes tears of joy. And the Lord knows about them all and keeps account of them all. Most of us can put ourselves in the place of the psalmist when he said that “my tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?” Many of God’s dear servants like Paul are “serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears,” and have “ceased not to warn everyone night and day with tears.” Many a letter has been written by the saints of which it may be said that “I wrote unto you with many tears,” and many dear children of God can say with David, “I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.” God permits these heartaches and tears for a purpose, and He counts all our tears. “In all their affliction He was afflicted … and He bare them, and carried them,” and His word to Hezekiah comes home to our hearts: “I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears.” And the time is fast approaching when “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.”
The heart does break, and the tears flow
Through dark and sorrowful nights,
But blessing will come from His hand,
Down from “the Father of lights.”
Psalm 56:8 ~ Psalm 42:3 ~ Acts 20:19 ~ Acts 20:31 ~ 2 Corinthians 2:4 ~ Psalm 6:6 ~ Isaiah 63:9 ~ 2 Kings 20:5 ~ Revelation 21:4
             
October 2022
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Monday, November 28, 2022

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Few are the children of God who have never been “desolate,” lonely even in the midst of friends and loved ones, and “afflicted,” depressed, and greatly conscious of our need. At such times we know, deep in our hearts, the truth of the Lord’s words that “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness,” but even such knowledge seems hard to lay hold upon in times of such depression. Our situation seems like that of Asaph, when he cried, “I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. … Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more? Is His mercy clean gone forever? Doth His promise fail forevermore?” But notice how Asaph overcame such depression: “I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High. I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember Thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all Thy work, and talk of Thy doings.” Do likewise, afflicted friend.
Is your heart now sad and lonely?
Do you feel that all has gone?
Your feelings do not alter Him;
He’s ever true to His own.
Psalm 25:16 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ Psalm 77:3‑8 ~ Psalm 77:10‑12
             
October 2022
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Sunday, November 27, 2022

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This verse anticipates the glorious time when our Lord Jesus Christ shall sit in Jerusalem on the “throne of His father David: and He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” But that which will be true of redeemed and restored Israel in that day is so applicable now to us who know Him. For us He “is mighty,” He is “wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.” “He will save,” for “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.” And “He will rejoice over thee with joy.” When we came to Him and trusted Him, there was “joy … in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,” and now the Lord continues to “rejoice over thee with joy.” He is not a hard taskmaster, ready to smite us when we fail. He deals with us in love and grace, and “like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.” “He will joy over thee with singing.” “His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.”
He rejoiceth over His own,
As one that findeth great spoil;
He has redeemed us by His blood,
Apart from our works or toil.
Zephaniah 3:17 ~ Luke 1:32‑33 ~ Isaiah 28:29 ~ Hebrews 7:25 ~ Luke 15:7 ~ Psalm 103:13‑14 ~ Lamentations 3:22‑23
             
October 2022
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