Thursday, July 29, 2021

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There is no such thing as a standstill in a Christian’s life. We are either gaining ground or losing ground. We are not speaking of our salvation in Christ, for that is eternal and can never be changed or altered. Every true believer is indwelt by “the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” But in our daily life and walk, we are either going forward or backward. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, 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.” “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” So, “as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby,” “that ye henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine … but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
Are we going along with our Lord,
Feeding on His Word each day?
Growing stronger as we follow,
Seeking to walk in His way?
2 Peter 3:18 ~ Ephesians 4:30 ~ 2 Peter 3:17‑18 ~ John 8:31‑32 ~ 1 Peter 2:2 ~ Ephesians 4:14‑15
             
June 2021
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Our verse does not say that our Lord Jesus Christ “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sinning”; rather, it says, “Yet without sin.” He had no indwelling sin, such as we have. God takes great care in His Word to tell us of the absolute purity and impeccability of His Son. Not only did our Lord not sin, He could not sin, “for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man” to do evil. It may be argued that since our Lord was both God and man, the manward side could sin though the Godward side could not. But we cannot thus separate our Lord’s nature, for He is “God … manifest in the flesh.” The law could not save or deliver from sin, but “God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” When gold is refined or tested by fire, the dross or impurities come to the top, but when pure gold is tested, there is no dross to come forth. So it was with our Lord in His temptations, and now He is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities. … Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
A high priest touched by all our need,
With mercy and grace in store,
He bids us come to meet Him there,
Where grace He gives us, and more.
Hebrews 4:15 ~ James 1:13 ~ 1 Timothy 3:16 ~ Romans 8:3 ~ Hebrews 4:15‑16
             
June 2021
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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“All things are yours; whether … the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s.” The true believer in Christ is rich indeed, “blessed … with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” and possessing all “the unsearchable riches of Christ.” “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,” “according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises.” Though “blessed with all,” we often live in spiritual poverty, because we do not claim His “exceeding great and precious promises,” which must be personally appropriated, for “every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours.” It is through His “exceeding great and precious promises” that we are, in our lives, made “partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life.”
“Blessed with all,” yet living daily
In poverty of the soul,
Eating fragments from His table,
When we might enjoy the whole.
Ephesians 1:3 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:21‑23 ~ Ephesians 3:8 ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 ~ 2 Peter 1:3‑4 ~ Deuteronomy 11:24 ~ 1 Timothy 6:12
             
June 2021
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Monday, July 26, 2021

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“Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.” “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you,” “for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand,” for our Lord on the cross “having spoiled principalities and powers … made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” We need to keep our eyes closely upon the Lord Jesus, “lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices,” remembering our Lord’s words to Peter, but so applicable to us, that “Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.”
The fight between God and Satan
Is over the hearts of men;
We who know Christ have victory,
Being freed from claims of sin.
2 Chronicles 16:9 ~ 1 Peter 5:8‑9 ~ James 4:7 ~ Ephesians 6:12‑13 ~ Colossians 2:15 ~ 2 Corinthians 2:11 ~ Luke 22:31‑32
             
June 2021
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Sunday, July 25, 2021

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The Lord has designed that His people be a testimony unto Him, whether it be His earthly people Israel in the Old Testament or the church of the New Testament, His heavenly people, “that they might be unto Me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory.” Our Lord Jesus Christ “gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works,” and “thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto Himself.” Thus “ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ … written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshly tables of the heart,” and so we “have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but, by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.” Be intent on “having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.” Thus shall you “show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
Our lives a witness ought to be
Of His mercy and His grace,
That others might see Him in us,
And thus long to seek His face.
Isaiah 43:21 ~ Jeremiah 13:11 ~ Titus 2:14 ~ Deuteronomy 14:2 ~ 2 Corinthians 3:3 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:2 ~ 1 Peter 2:12 ~ 1 Peter 2:9
             
June 2021
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

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The Lord has stored up His goodness “for them that trust in [Him] before the sons of men.” “Thou shalt hide them in the secret of Thy presence from the pride of man: Thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.” Graciously “He performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with Him,” and “since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside Thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.” “Thou, O God, hast prepared of Thy goodness for the poor.” “Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to usward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” And all this is for “them that trust in Thee before the sons of men,” those who are willing, if need be, to “be reproached for the name of Christ,” those who are willing “to go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach.” So “blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.”
Great is the goodness of the Lord,
To those who fear His great name;
Good things He has prepared for them,
He who is ever the same.
Psalm 31:19 ~ Psalm 31:20 ~ Job 23:14 ~ Isaiah 64:4 ~ Psalm 68:10 ~ Psalm 40:5 ~ 1 Peter 4:14 ~ Hebrews 13:13 ~ Psalm 68:19
             
June 2021
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Friday, July 23, 2021

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The Lord will not give His glory to another, whether it be “graven images” or whether it be some man, even a Christian. Any service truly done for Him is “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” We can only glorify Him as we abide in and thus draw spiritual strength from Him who said that “as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.” So “where is boasting then? It is excluded.” For a Christian to boast of his labors and accomplishments for the Lord is no less “the pride of life” than for a rich man to boast of his riches. Sad to say, many Christians fail to “give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name.” There are preachers who, instead of “being ensamples to the flock,” are “being lords over God’s heritage” and trying to build a little kingdom around themselves, like “Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them.” The Lord says that “My glory will I not give to another,” and “for Mine own sake, even for Mine own sake, will I do it: for how should My name be polluted? And I will not give My glory unto another.” “We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
Have you done some service for Him,
And that by His help and aid?
Would the flesh glory about this,
As if by you it was made?
Isaiah 42:8 ~ Zechariah 4:6 ~ John 15:4 ~ Romans 3:27 ~ 1 John 2:16 ~ Psalm 29:2 ~ 1 Peter 5:3 ~ 3 John 9 ~ Isaiah 48:11 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7
             
June 2021
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Thursday, July 22, 2021

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There are many voices today claiming knowledge in the things of God. Some speak of so-called visions, others claim to have power to heal, still others speak of experiences. How shall we discern what is right and what is wrong? How may we obey the Scripture to “prove all things; hold fast that which is good”? Is there a standard by which we may measure spiritual things? Indeed there is such a standard, and it is the Word of God, and “if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.” Not only does the Holy Spirit confess “that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh,” that “God was manifest in the flesh,” He also turns our hearts and affections to Christ and not to Himself, even as our Lord Jesus Christ said of the Holy Spirit that “He shall not speak of Himself; but … He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you.” Examine every teaching that comes your way by “the law” and “the testimony.” Does it exalt an experience, a man, or self? It should exalt only Him, our Lord and Savior.
Test all things by the Word of God,
Whether they be false or be true;
He is worthy of all honor;
To Him all our praises are due.
Isaiah 8:20 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:21 ~ 1 John 4:1‑2 ~ 1 Timothy 3:16 ~ John 16:13‑14
             
June 2021
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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

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When we partake of the Lord’s supper, as every true believer in Christ is privileged to do, it presents to us a backward look at “the Lord’s death” and a forward look for His appearing, for we “eat this bread, and drink this cup … till He come.” It also gives us an inward look, for “let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.” There is nothing either miraculous or mysterious about the Lord’s supper. It “shows,” that is, by it we “declare,” we “preach,” we “speak of” His “death till He come.” It is a simple continuation of what our Lord did on the night before the cross, when He “took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body. And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is My blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” We take the Lord’s supper, not because it has merit, but because we love Him who said, “This do in remembrance of Me.” We look back and remember that “the Son of God … loved me, and gave Himself for me,” we look ahead to the time when “we shall see Him as He is,” and we look into our hearts and pray, “Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.”
We gather around His table
To remember His work for us;
We look forward to His coming,
And back to His work on the cross.
1 Corinthians 11:26 ~ 1 Corinthians 11:28 ~ Matthew 26:26‑28 ~ Luke 22:19 ~ Galatians 2:20 ~ 1 John 3:2 ~ Psalm 26:2
             
June 2021
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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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We are not reading here of the glories of heaven, and we cannot now understand what it will be like when we are there in the Father’s house with our Lord. Certainly, our understanding of these things is very limited. But our verse is not speaking of future things, but of present ones, for the next verse says that “God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” He is telling us that human eyes cannot see, nor human ears hear, nor human hearts understand “the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him” and which He has revealed to us in His Word. These things must be “revealed … unto us by His Spirit,” for “the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Human wisdom will not suffice; the Holy Spirit must open the Word to our hearts, “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know.” That is why we have the often repeated admonition: “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith,” for He, “the Spirit of truth … will guide you into all truth.”
Not by our might nor our wisdom,
But by the Spirit of God,
We learn in God’s Word of Him,
Who has cleansed us by His blood.
1 Corinthians 2:9 ~ 1 Corinthians 2:10 ~ 1 Corinthians 2:14 ~ Ephesians 1:18 ~ Revelation 2:7 ~ John 16:13
             
June 2021
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