Friday, May 24, 2019

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There is no such thing as a standstill in the life of a Christian. While the eternal salvation of the true believer is forever secured by the finished work of Christ, our fellowship with the Lord and our fruitfulness for Him depend largely upon our own application of the truth to our lives. So we are to “beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” This needed growth comes by the Word of God as it exercises our hearts, so, “as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby,” so “that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” “Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection,” to that spiritual maturity which will bring honor to our Lord and blessing to us, “being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.”
“But grow in grace” is God’s command
To all who know and trust in Him;
Thus shall “we follow on to know,”
And thus shall things of earth grow dim.
Hosea 6:3 ~ 2 Peter 3:17‑18 ~ 1 Peter 2:2 ~ Ephesians 4:14‑15 ~ Hebrews 6:1 ~ Colossians 1:10
             
April 2019
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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“Goodness and mercy shall follow” us always because the Lord Himself is with us, and He tells us to “let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Many of us are creatures of moods. Sometimes we feel like the Lord is near; at other times we feel that He is afar off. But our feelings have nothing to do with the facts of God’s Word. “The Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” These are the words of Him who is called “faithful and true,” for “God, that cannot lie,” has vouchsafed His presence always with His own. “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” To be sure, there are times when we are more than ordinarily conscious of His presence, but that does not make His abiding presence any more certain. It depends, not upon our consciousness of it, but upon His own Word. “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God.”
Our Lord never leaves His own;
He stands close by them, always;
Though burdens press and trials come,
He is with us all our days.
Psalm 23:6 ~ Hebrews 13:5 ~ Deuteronomy 31:8 ~ Revelation 19:11 ~ Titus 1:2 ~ Matthew 28:20 ~ Joshua 1:9 ~ Isaiah 41:10
             
April 2019
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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“The God of peace shall bruise Satan under [our] feet” when the Lord Jesus comes again. Until that time, we are exhorted to “put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil,” watching “lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Chief among “his devices” is his effort to cast doubt upon the Word of God and the Son of God. His first recorded utterance in the Old Testament was to question the Word of God: “Yea, hath God said?” His first recorded utterance in the New Testament was to question the Son of God: “If Thou be the Son of God.” Satan’s methods have not changed. He still denies the veracity of God’s Word. He still raises questions about the deity of God’s Son. And he is a master of deception. He is “that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world,” yea, “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” May we, like the church at Philadelphia, be those to whom our Lord can say that thou “hast kept My word, and hast not denied My name.” “Forever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.” “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Satan hates the Word of God,
For the Bible spells his doom;
His power was broken by Christ,
Who died and rose from the tomb.
Romans 16:20 ~ Ephesians 6:11 ~ 2 Corinthians 2:11 ~ Genesis 3:1 ~ Matthew 4:3 ~ Revelation 12:9 ~ 2 Corinthians 11:14 ~ Revelation 3:8 ~ Psalm 119:89 ~ Matthew 16:16
             
April 2019
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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There will be a special reward at the judgment seat of Christ for “all them … that love His appearing.” It is dear to the heart of the Lord when His people “love His appearing.” He wants us to understand “what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” He wants us to understand what it will mean when His prayer is answered “that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me.” This special reward for “all them … that love His appearing” is called “a crown of righteousness,” for the hope of the Lord’s coming, held in the heart, produces righteousness in the believer’s life. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.” “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
How will it be when He cometh,
And we look on His shining face?
Will we be eagerly waiting
For Him who has saved us by grace?
2 Timothy 4:8 ~ Ephesians 1:18 ~ John 17:24 ~ 1 John 3:2‑3 ~ Romans 13:12
             
April 2019
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Monday, May 20, 2019

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It is clear from our text that “the fruits of righteousness … are by Jesus Christ,” and by Him alone. He said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing.” There must be continued fellowship with Him, if we bear “the fruit of the Spirit [which] is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” And this delight in the Lord which brings fruitfulness in our lives comes from our delight in His Word. “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in His law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” For “blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh … neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”
I would bear fruit for His glory;
I would walk with Him day by day;
I would always show forth His praise,
To those whom the Lord sends my way.
Philippians 1:11 ~ John 15:5 ~ Galatians 5:22‑23 ~ Psalm 1:1‑3 ~ Jeremiah 17:7‑8
             
April 2019
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

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Many times when we pray, God does not give us an immediate answer, but exercises and enlarges our own hearts while we are “praying in the Holy Ghost” before He gives us that which we have prayed for. There are other times when our prayers are not answered because of unjudged sin in our lives, for “if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” Surely “the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.” Disobedience to God’s Word cuts off our fellowship with God, for “he that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination,” while “the prayer of the upright is His delight.” Could it be true of us that “ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts”? So, “when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive; neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
We are to pray in the Spirit,
With hearts freshly cleansed by the Word;
We may then expect His answer,
While deep heart peace prayer affords.
Psalm 88:13‑14 ~ Jude 20 ~ Psalm 66:18 ~ Isaiah 59:1‑2 ~ Proverbs 28:9 ~ Proverbs 15:8 ~ James 4:3 ~ Mark 11:25‑26
             
April 2019
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

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The Bible often calls the Christian’s daily pilgrimage a “walk,” and we are told to “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God,” and “if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” When we walk, we take one step at a time. Our days are made up of “steps,” one by one, and “the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.” He delights to guide our steps, as we look to Him. And He does so by His Word. “Order my steps in Thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me,” and “hold up my goings in Thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.” It is written that when “the law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.” Thus “righteousness shall go before Him; and shall set us in the way of His steps.” Let us walk each step in humble dependence upon the Lord, praying Him to “show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths,” knowing that “all the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep His covenant and His testimonies” and that “Thou wilt show me the path of life.” By His Word He shows us the right paths and steps for us, for “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
The Lord leads us a step at a time,
As we look to Him through the Word;
Step by step, day by day, He guideth,
Until we are home with the Lord.
Psalm 37:23 ~ Colossians 1:10 ~ Galatians 5:25 ~ Psalm 119:133 ~ Psalm 17:5 ~ Psalm 37:31 ~ Psalm 85:13 ~ Psalm 25:4 ~ Psalm 25:10 ~ Psalm 16:11 ~ Psalm 119:105
             
April 2019
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Friday, May 17, 2019

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Every saved person has a responsibility toward every other true believer, for “we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Therefore we are to “bear … one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ,” remembering both to be “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints,” and to “rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep,” and to be “exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” This will cause us to seek after those “things wherewith one may edify another,” and to “look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” God’s Word tells us to “be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.” We are to “observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.” We “have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” Let us then be “forbearing one another in love,” not forgetting to “be … kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
“Bear ye one another’s burdens,”
Our dear Lord says to His own;
It will make your heart more tender
Than living for self alone.
Galatians 3:28 ~ Romans 12:5 ~ Galatians 6:2 ~ Ephesians 6:18 ~ Romans 12:15 ~ Hebrews 10:25 ~ Romans 14:19 ~ Philippians 2:4 ~ 1 Peter 3:8 ~ 1 Timothy 5:21 ~ Galatians 5:13 ~ Ephesians 4:2 ~ Ephesians 4:32
             
April 2019
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

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Our Lord Jesus is “the image of God,” being “the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person.” He is also “the firstborn” of all creation. The word “firstborn” means either first in time or first in importance. In our Lord’s case, of course, it means first in importance or rank. As far as time is concerned, “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” He could say that “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” But He is “the firstborn” in importance or rank. The highest place of honor in the universe belongs to Him, not only as the eternal Son of God, but also as the exalted Son of Man. God “raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” For “God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow … and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father,” “that in all things He might have the preeminence.”
He’s above all in heaven and earth,
The One whose right it is to reign;
Is He Lord of all to us e’en now,
As we wait for Him to come again?
Colossians 1:15 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:4 ~ Hebrews 1:3 ~ John 1:1 ~ Revelation 1:8 ~ Ephesians 1:20‑21 ~ Philippians 2:9‑11 ~ Colossians 1:18
             
April 2019
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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“Salvation is of the Lord,” and we have been saved altogether by God’s grace. “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” But He has not only saved us that we “should not perish,” though this is blessedly true; He has saved us also from that eternal doom “according to His purpose.” Elsewhere we read that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” The purpose, then, for which God has called us is that we might “be conformed to the image of His Son.” The full consummation of this will be at His coming, for “we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” But even now, God is making “all things work together for good” to that end. And as we look upon our Lord in the Word, “with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, [we] are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
Changed more and more into His image,
As we gaze upon Him in the Word,
Reflecting His likeness to others,
Showing forth to them our dear Lord.
2 Timothy 1:8‑9 ~ Jonah 2:9 ~ Romans 6:23 ~ John 3:16 ~ Romans 8:28‑29 ~ 1 John 3:2 ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18
             
April 2019
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