Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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“Religion” is not salvation, but refers rather to outward ceremonies and observances. Thus one may be “religious” without being saved. Paul testified that, before he ever knew the Lord Jesus as Savior, “after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee,” and “in time past in the Jews’ religion … that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: and profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation.” Nevertheless, after we are saved, the Lord wants our outward lives to be right, and “pure religion and undefiled” is “to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction.” God has special concern for the “fatherless and widows,” those who are bereft of the fathers and husbands who would ordinarily care for them. “A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in His holy habitation.” We therefore have a responsibility to look out for and to relieve such “in their affliction.” What our Lord will say in a future day to those Gentile believers of the tribulation period who have befriended His Jewish brethren is applicable to us: “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these … ye have done it unto Me.”
God sees the orphans and widows,
And they are His special care;
His Word to us is to help them,
Seeking their burden to share.
James 1:27 ~ Acts 26:5 ~ Galatians 1:13‑14 ~ Psalm 68:5 ~ Matthew 25:40
             
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Monday, October 25, 2021

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“Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” Nevertheless, our Lord’s word to His own is, “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” “Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry.” He said 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.” So “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.” His word is, “Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be,” and “behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” “Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” “Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
He shall come with trumpet sound,
To gather home His own,
Washed by His own precious blood,
To stand before the throne.
James 5:8 ~ 2 Peter 3:3‑4 ~ Revelation 3:11 ~ Hebrews 10:37 ~ John 14:2‑3 ~ Philippians 3:20‑21 ~ Revelation 22:12 ~ Revelation 22:7 ~ Romans 13:11
             
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Sunday, October 24, 2021

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In the “prayer of David” found in Psalm 86, much is said about the attributes and character of God. He is “good,” that is, He is kindly disposed. “The Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works,” and He has designed that “the goodness of God leadeth … to repentance.” And to those who turn to Him He is “ready to forgive,” “because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.” He is also “plenteous in mercy.” “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” It is further stated of our Lord in Psalm 86 that “Thou … art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.” Not only is “the Lord … long-suffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance,” but also His “long-suffering” continues toward us after we have “come to repentance” and have been saved. He patiently leads and guides us, and forgives and restores us. Further, our psalm tells us, “Thou art great, and doest wondrous things: Thou art God alone,” for “who is like unto Thee, O Lord … who is like unto Thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders.” And “this God is our God forever and ever.”
Tender and gracious is our God;
He lovingly guards His own;
Day by day He watches over them,
And will till we’re safely home.
Psalm 86:5 ~ Psalm 145:9 ~ Romans 2:4 ~ 1 John 2:12 ~ Psalm 145:8 ~ Psalm 86:15 ~ 2 Peter 3:9 ~ Psalm 86:10 ~ Exodus 15:11 ~ Psalm 48:14
             
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Saturday, October 23, 2021

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“The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ.” “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” “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. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” “By the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”
God works in the hearts of His own
To cause them to will and to do
That which will honor the Savior,
And refresh with heavenly dew.
Philippians 2:13 ~ Hebrews 13:20‑21 ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:13 ~ Romans 12:2‑3 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10 ~ 2 Corinthians 3:5
             
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Friday, October 22, 2021

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Our Lord Jesus, after His death and resurrection, left this earth with His hands uplifted in blessing upon His own, “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,” where “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.” Our Lord’s high priestly prayer on the night before the cross gives us a picture of His present intercession by which His own are continually blessed. He said, “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine. … Holy Father, keep through Thine own name those whom Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as We are. … I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil.” So now, up in heaven, He continually blesses us. “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”
He lives for us up in heaven;
He lives to bless His own;
Our names engraven on His hands,
We are loved by God’s dear Son.
Luke 24:50‑51 ~ Hebrews 9:24 ~ Hebrews 7:25 ~ John 17:9 ~ John 17:11 ~ John 17:15 ~ Numbers 6:24‑26
             
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Thursday, October 21, 2021

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“Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” “And besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity [love]. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ,” but shall thus “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” “Hold fast the form of sound words … in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus,” and “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” So “I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways,” for “blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.” “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
So think upon the Word of God
That it may fill your heart,
And cling to it each passing day,
And ne’er from it depart.
1 Timothy 4:15 ~ 1 Timothy 4:16 ~ 2 Peter 1:5‑8 ~ 2 Peter 3:18 ~ 2 Timothy 1:13 ~ 2 Timothy 2:1 ~ Psalm 119:15 ~ Psalm 119:2 ~ Joshua 1:8
             
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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It is not possible for us to understand the troubles and problems of others unless we ourselves have undergone similar trials. Then we can “rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep,” and “be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” Then we can truthfully say with Job, “Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? Was not my soul grieved for the poor?” It is written of our Lord that “Jesus wept,” when “Mary … fell down at His feet,” and “Jesus … saw her weeping,” “for we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin,” “for in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succor them that are tempted.” We need spiritual discernment to “know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary,” for “as he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart.” There are times when we need to be like Job’s three friends, who “sat down with him … and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.” So “remember … them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.”
If you would be a blessing
And to others help impart,
Think of His comfort to you
When you were weary in heart.
Ezekiel 3:15 ~ Romans 12:15 ~ 2 Corinthians 1:4 ~ Job 30:25 ~ John 11:35 ~ John 11:32‑33 ~ Hebrews 4:15 ~ Hebrews 2:18 ~ Isaiah 50:4 ~ Proverbs 25:20 ~ Job 2:13 ~ Hebrews 13:3
             
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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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“We know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but 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.” Even “if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness,” and “we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” “We through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith,” for “now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for He hath prepared for them a city.” “I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.” “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,” and “then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“We walk by faith, and not by sight,”
As we wait for that glad time,
When we shall be up there with Him,
And see His glory sublime.
2 Corinthians 5:6 ~ Romans 8:22‑23 ~ Romans 8:10 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:4 ~ Galatians 5:5 ~ Hebrews 11:16 ~ Philippians 1:23 ~ Philippians 3:20‑21 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:54
             
September 2021
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Monday, October 18, 2021

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So spoke our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. They who come to Him in faith, trusting Him as their Savior, are His forever. He will never expel them; He will not drive them out or send them away. He said that “this is the will of Him that sent Me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” We are “kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time,” and “the God of all grace … hath called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus,” “in whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also, after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” He “shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and “He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” We who know the Lord Jesus, unworthy as we are in ourselves, “are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.” Therefore “grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
Saved forever by His grace,
No power can pluck me away;
Saved and kept by God’s power,
Until that eternal day.
John 6:37 ~ John 6:40 ~ 1 Peter 1:5 ~ 1 Peter 5:10 ~ Ephesians 1:13‑14 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:8 ~ Philippians 1:6 ~ Jude 1 ~ Ephesians 4:30
             
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Sunday, October 17, 2021

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It is sadly possible for us to be “speaking the truth,” but not “in love,” and “though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.” There are some things which are true, but which are better left unspoken. We who know the Lord are told that “above all things have fervent charity [love] among yourselves: for [love] shall cover the multitude of sins.” We are also told to be “laying aside … all evil speakings,” that is, things spoken with intent to hurt others, even if such things are true. “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.” And the same principle of “speaking the truth in love” applies to our proclamation of God’s Word, which “word is truth.” The Word of God is not our personal weapon to be used thoughtlessly or carelessly. It is “the sword of the Spirit … the word of God.” We are not to speak it in a contentious way, but rather to be “speaking the truth in love,” regarding it “not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God.” Thus shall the truth of God be usable as we speak it, and thus shall we, “speaking the truth in love … grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
When we speak “the truth in love,”
God clothes it with His power;
Results will be eternal;
It brings forth bud and flower.
Ephesians 4:15 ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1 ~ 1 Peter 4:8 ~ 1 Peter 2:1 ~ Proverbs 17:9 ~ John 17:17 ~ Ephesians 6:17 ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:13
             
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