Thursday, June 4, 2020

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“What hast thou that thou didst not receive?” It is “God … who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; that they may do good, that they may be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.” Let us never think in connection with our giving that when we give a certain portion or percentage, then what remains is ours to do with as we will. The Lord not only looks at what we give, but He looks also at what we keep, and we are responsible to Him for this also. Most Christians know little about sacrificial giving to the Lord’s work, and thus we miss much blessing. The Macedonian believers were concerned about “distributing to the necessity of saints,” and “in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality,” and that because they “first gave their own selves to the Lord.” Let us remember that “he which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” Let us also “remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
“Give, and it shall be given … you,
Good measure, pressed down,” running o’er,
For God shall “make all grace abound,”
And shall bless thee more and more.
1 Chronicles 29:14 ~ 1 Corinthians 4:7 ~ 1 Timothy 6:17‑19 ~ Romans 12:13 ~ 2 Corinthians 8:2 ~ 2 Corinthians 8:5 ~ 2 Corinthians 9:6 ~ Acts 20:35
             
May 2020
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June 2020
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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God is a great giver. First of all, “He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” And so, while “the wages of sin is death … the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord,” “for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” But after we are saved by God’s gift, He continues to give to us. He “giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not.” But we need to have the right heart condition to receive His boundless gifts, “for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” And “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” Whatever our needs may be, “He giveth more grace,” for He is “the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength,” and “when He giveth quietness, who then can make trouble?” “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
He giveth us grace day by day;
With mercy He meets all our needs;
He goes ahead in the pathway;
We’ll follow wherever He leads.
Matthew 11:28 ~ John 3:16 ~ Romans 6:23 ~ Ephesians 2:8 ~ James 1:5 ~ 1 Peter 5:5 ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 ~ James 4:6 ~ 1 Timothy 6:17 ~ Isaiah 40:29 ~ Job 34:29 ~ Romans 8:32
             
May 2020
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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When testings and trials come to us and we are perplexed, how easy it is to forget how God has undertaken for us in past times of distress, for “great deliverance giveth He.” Hence, “because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice.” He who has so graciously helped us in the past has not changed. He reminds us that “thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee.” We can say to Him that “Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of Thy wings.” “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits.” “I said in my haste, I am cut off from before Thine eyes: nevertheless Thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.” “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God … and my cry came before Him, even into His ears,” for “the Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee: for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.” So now, in present need and distress, because “I have trusted in Thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Thy salvation.”
The Lord has always been faithful;
His mercies are always the same;
He never forsakes His people,
For “Faithful and True” is His name.
1 Samuel 7:12 ~ Psalm 18:50 ~ Psalm 63:7 ~ Psalm 81:7 ~ Psalm 61:3‑4 ~ Psalm 103:2 ~ Psalm 31:22 ~ Psalm 18:6 ~ Psalm 9:9‑10 ~ Psalm 13:5
             
May 2020
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June 2020
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Monday, June 1, 2020

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A rock speaks of strength and stability, of shelter and security, and the Lord is all this to His people. “He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” Our Lord told of “a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.” It stood upon the Lord Himself, for “He is the Rock, His work is perfect: for all His ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.” So we can confidently pray: “Be Thou my strong rock, for a house of defense to save me. For Thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for Thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.” “When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I,” for “He only is my rock and my salvation: He is my defense; I shall not be moved.” He is “my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge.” He is “as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land,” and “in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.” “His way is perfect. … Who is a rock, save our God?”
A Rock strong and true is my Lord,
For He never withholds His grace,
So I’ll trust Him at this moment,
Whether He delays or makes haste.
Psalm 18:2 ~ Psalm 40:1‑2 ~ Matthew 7:24‑25 ~ Deuteronomy 32:4 ~ Psalm 31:2‑3 ~ Psalm 61:2 ~ Psalm 62:6 ~ Psalm 94:22 ~ Isaiah 32:2 ~ Psalm 27:5 ~ Psalm 18:30‑31
             
May 2020
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Sunday, May 31, 2020

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Everyone who knows Christ has been saved from sin’s penalty and “hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” And our Lord says of all such that “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine,” and thus we are saved from sin’s power. And we await the time of completed salvation, when we shall be saved from sin’s presence, “and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Though we possess a complete salvation, we do not have a completed salvation. For this we wait, and “now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Already “our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.” “Ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” We wait for the “salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, wherein we greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.”
He shall come for His own one day,
Taking us home to glory;
We’ll sing His praises forever,
The sweet redemption story.
Romans 13:11 ~ John 5:24 ~ John 17:9 ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ~ Philippians 3:20‑21 ~ Romans 8:23 ~ 1 Peter 1:5‑6
             
April 2020
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Saturday, May 30, 2020

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Not only has the true believer been saved from sin’s penalty, we are also being continually saved from sin’s power in our lives, “seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for” us. He “delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us.” “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life,” for “it is Christ that died, yea rather that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” Many times we must cry to Him for this present salvation from sin’s dominion, from pressure of trials, when we “are in heaviness through manifold temptations.” But we never cry in vain. “I am Thine, save me; for I have sought Thy precepts” ought to be our constant prayer. And whenever we cry or whatever circumstances we are under, His word comes to us: “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
Day by day He saveth me
From Satan, the world, and sin,
For Christ ever liveth above,
And the Spirit dwells within.
Hebrews 7:25 ~ 2 Corinthians 1:10 ~ Romans 5:10 ~ Romans 8:34 ~ 1 Peter 1:6 ~ Psalm 119:94 ~ Isaiah 43:1‑2
             
April 2020
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Friday, May 29, 2020

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“God … hath saved us.” Salvation is the present possession of all who have trusted Christ. “He that hath the Son hath life” now. We do not need to wait until we stand before God to know if we are saved. “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life.” For the believer to doubt that he is saved is to doubt God’s Word, for “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.” “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,” and can say that “I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.” The Savior has said that “I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.” So “he that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
Saved by the blood of Jesus,
Saved from our ruin and sin,
Saved for all eternity
For all who will enter in.
2 Timothy 1:8‑9 ~ 1 John 5:12‑13 ~ John 1:12‑13 ~ Romans 10:9 ~ 2 Timothy 1:12 ~ John 10:28 ~ John 3:36
             
April 2020
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Many of us are like Martha, “cumbered about much serving,” and “careful and troubled about many things,” so much so that we forget or at least neglect the “one thing [that] is needful.” There are those “necessary things” which are connected with our life and welfare here on earth and which must claim our attention. Even with them we must be careful lest “the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lust of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful,” remembering that “a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth,” for when “thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?” But “that good part,” that “one thing … needful,” chosen by Mary, “shall not be taken away.” She “sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard His word,” and “the word of the Lord endureth forever.” Do not, dear Christian, let “things” choke the Word of God in your life. “But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness,” and “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you,” and all such God-provided “things are good and profitable unto men.”
“Things” loom large on the horizon
And occupy our time and strength,
But “things” will pass away someday;
Just “one thing” will abide at length.
Luke 10:41‑42 ~ Luke 10:40 ~ Acts 15:28 ~ Mark 4:19 ~ Luke 12:15 ~ Luke 12:20 ~ Luke 10:39 ~ 1 Peter 1:25 ~ 1 Timothy 6:11 ~ Matthew 6:33 ~ Titus 3:8
             
April 2020
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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God does not force His redeemed children to walk with Him; the choice is left to us. He tells us what the consequences will be if we live for His glory, and what they will be if we do not. He tells us plainly that “we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live,” and, on the other hand, He tells us to “let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” “Choose you this day whom ye will serve.” We may “fear the Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth,” remembering His words that “if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor,” and also remembering that “if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.” So, “as ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.”
We may walk with the Lord each day,
Or follow the leadings of self;
We may know His own peace and joy,
Or of them we may be bereft.
Hebrews 11:25 ~ Romans 8:12‑13 ~ Colossians 3:16‑17 ~ Joshua 24:14‑15 ~ John 12:26 ~ 1 Corinthians 11:31‑32 ~ Colossians 2:6
             
April 2020
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Every blood-washed sinner is a priest, “having … boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,” and is invited to “come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” As believer-priests, we “also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” And what are these “spiritual sacrifices” which we are “to offer up”? First of all, we are to offer ourselves, to “present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” Then, having offered ourselves, “by Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” Such is to Him “an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.”
We offer ourselves to our God,
As sacrifices living;
We are transformed, our lives are changed;
Our lives now taste of heaven.
Revelation 1:5‑6 ~ Hebrews 10:19 ~ Hebrews 4:16 ~ 1 Peter 2:5 ~ Romans 12:1‑2 ~ Hebrews 13:15‑16 ~ Philippians 4:18
             
April 2020
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