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
             
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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
             
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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For the believer to “live godly in Christ Jesus,” “to walk in the Spirit, and … not fulfill the lust of the flesh,” and to “put … on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh,” there must be godly determination to know and do the will of God, well expressed in the above prayer of David: “Teach me Thy way. … I will walk in Thy truth.” “Show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.” And even when we desire to know and do His will, how fitting is the prayer to “unite my heart to fear Thy name,” for we must remember that in the saved person there is not only “the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness,” but there is also “the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” We must be able to say that “I have chosen the way of truth: Thy judgments [ordinances] have I laid before me. I have stuck unto Thy testimonies.” Thus will we find the heart united “to fear Thy name.” This will be our one purpose, and we can say with David that “one thing have I desired of the Lord,” and with Paul, “This one thing I do.”
“Unite my heart to fear Thy name,”
O Thou my Savior and Lord;
I would that I might walk in truth,
In obedience to Thine own Word.
Psalm 86:11 ~ 2 Timothy 3:12 ~ Galatians 5:16 ~ Romans 13:14 ~ Psalm 25:4‑5 ~ Ephesians 4:24 ~ Ephesians 4:22 ~ Psalm 119:30‑31 ~ Psalm 27:4 ~ Philippians 3:13
             
April 2019
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Monday, May 13, 2019

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The believer is in a continual warfare; he is never a soldier on parade or on furlough. We are called to “fight the good fight of faith,” to “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith.” Let us remember always that “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.” We must ever be on the alert, “lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Therefore, if we would resist Satan and please our Lord “who hath chosen” us, we must not be entangled “with the affairs of this life.” There is a difference in being engaged in “the affairs of this life” and being entangled with them. Even in right and legitimate things we must observe caution lest “the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful” in the life, for “ye cannot serve God and mammon.”
We are in a war with the devil,
But victory is on our side,
For we trust not in fleshly weapons,
But rely on the Crucified.
2 Timothy 2:4 ~ 1 Timothy 6:12 ~ 1 Peter 5:8‑9 ~ Ephesians 6:12 ~ 2 Corinthians 2:11 ~ Mark 4:19 ~ Matthew 6:24
             
April 2019
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

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The Bible often likens the Christian life to a race, in which every believer is a participant. And “seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” If we would run so as to “obtain” a reward when we stand before Him, it will be because we are constantly looking away from ourselves and other people and circumstances, and “looking unto Jesus.” He is the Goal upon which the eyes of the runner must be steadfastly fixed. “I have set the Lord always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” With Paul, may we be able to say that “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.”
Let us run with patience the race,
Looking to Jesus our Goal,
Until we shall look on His face
And walk on the streets of gold.
1 Corinthians 9:24 ~ Hebrews 12:1‑2 ~ Psalm 16:8 ~ Philippians 3:13‑14
             
April 2019
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

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It is said that the Word of God contains enough “fear nots” or the equivalent to give us a new one for each day of the year. Why are there so many? Is it not because fear is so common among God’s people? It is indeed good to be able to say, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid,” but there are times, many of them, when we need His Word to “fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” Our Lord wants us to have peace in our hearts at all times and under all circumstances, and peace is the opposite of fear and worry. He said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” It is His never-changing presence with us that calms our fears. “Fear thou not; for I am with thee,” so “I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” He has said that “My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest,” and, “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.”
“I will fear no evil” or hurt,
For “Thou art with me” each hour,
Leading “in paths of righteousness,”
And keeping me by Thy power.
Isaiah 41:13 ~ Isaiah 12:2 ~ Isaiah 41:10 ~ John 14:27 ~ Psalm 23:4 ~ Exodus 33:14 ~ Joshua 1:9
             
April 2019
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