Sunday, November 28, 2021

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Few are the children of God who have never been “desolate,” lonely even in the midst of friends and loved ones, and “afflicted,” depressed, and greatly conscious of our need. At such times we know, deep in our hearts, the truth of the Lord’s words that “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness,” but even such knowledge seems hard to lay hold upon in times of such depression. Our situation seems like that of Asaph, when he cried, “I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. … Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord cast off forever? And will He be favorable no more? Is His mercy clean gone forever? Doth His promise fail forevermore?” But notice how Asaph overcame such depression: “I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High. I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember Thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all Thy work, and talk of Thy doings.” Do likewise, afflicted friend.
Is your heart now sad and lonely?
Do you feel that all has gone?
Your feelings do not alter Him;
He’s ever true to His own.
Psalm 25:16 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ Psalm 77:3‑8 ~ Psalm 77:10‑12
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Saturday, November 27, 2021

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This verse anticipates the glorious time when our Lord Jesus Christ shall sit in Jerusalem on the “throne of His father David: and He shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of His kingdom there shall be no end.” But that which will be true of redeemed and restored Israel in that day is so applicable now to us who know Him. For us He “is mighty,” He is “wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.” “He will save,” for “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.” And “He will rejoice over thee with joy.” When we came to Him and trusted Him, there was “joy … in heaven over one sinner that repenteth,” and now the Lord continues to “rejoice over thee with joy.” He is not a hard taskmaster, ready to smite us when we fail. He deals with us in love and grace, and “like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him. For He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust.” “He will joy over thee with singing.” “His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.”
He rejoiceth over His own,
As one that findeth great spoil;
He has redeemed us by His blood,
Apart from our works or toil.
Zephaniah 3:17 ~ Luke 1:32‑33 ~ Isaiah 28:29 ~ Hebrews 7:25 ~ Luke 15:7 ~ Psalm 103:13‑14 ~ Lamentations 3:22‑23
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Friday, November 26, 2021

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What a dark picture precedes the above words. We “were dead in trespasses and sins,” and we “walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.” How benighted and benumbed and depraved we all were, “but God!” But for His intervention there was no hope for any. “But God … rich in mercy,” and because of “His great love,” has “quickened us together with Christ,” “who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree,” so that now “by grace ye are saved.” “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” And not only so, “but God” still intervenes for us. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
Lost, blinded, condemned and undone,
No hope nor help could be found,
“But God … rich in mercy” and grace,
With love unbounded came down.
Ephesians 2:4‑5 ~ Ephesians 2:1‑3 ~ 1 Peter 2:24 ~ Romans 5:8 ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Thursday, November 25, 2021

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We are not always able to see how God works in the lives of His children. We know not His design nor can we trace His movements, “for we walk by faith, not by sight.” And the Lord says to us, as He did to Peter, “What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.” But amid all the testings and pressures of life we do know, by faith, that “as for God, His way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all those who trust in Him. … It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.” If, like Asaph, we must say that “all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning,” yet His word to us is that “I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.” Now “we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us … after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” So though “we are troubled on every side, yet [we are] not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair,” for we “have not seen, and yet have believed.”
We may not trace the ways of God,
As He works in us each hour
To bring His image in our lives,
And to fill us with His power.
John 20:29 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~ John 13:7 ~ Psalm 18:30 ~ Psalm 18:32 ~ Psalm 73:14 ~ Isaiah 41:13 ~ Hebrews 12:9‑11 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:8
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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The long-anticipated Messiah and King had come to Israel, “He that is born King of the Jews.” After His baptism by John, when God had spoken from heaven, declaring that “this is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased,” and after He was “led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil,” over whom He was completely victorious, “Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” The King was at hand, ready to set up His kingdom. Sad to say, “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not.” Not until He comes again “shall He sit upon the throne of His glory.” But when He announced that “the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” He also announced, in the Sermon on the Mount, the constitution and principles of the kingdom. One of these principles is: “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” This is always true, in any age, and it is true for us today. “Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Always, “the Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
Humble and contrite before Him
Brings blessing to us always;
He delights when we but trust Him
And rest in Him as He says.
Matthew 5:3 ~ Matthew 2:2 ~ Matthew 3:17 ~ Matthew 4:1 ~ Matthew 4:17 ~ John 1:11 ~ Matthew 25:31 ~ Isaiah 57:15 ~ Psalm 34:18
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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“Jesus” is our Lord’s name as a man, the name He took in incarnation. And having laid down His life for us, that He might take it again, and having ascended back to the Father, He now bears that name in glory, as the glorified man. “We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” He is there in glory as the glorified man, and we are told to be “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.” Because He, “being found in fashion as a man … humbled Himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross … 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, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” “We wait for His Son from heaven … even Jesus.”
We humbly bow before Him,
Jesus, the Son of God,
Who bore our sins on Calvary,
Bearing for us God’s rod.
Matthew 1:21 ~ Hebrews 2:9 ~ Hebrews 12:2 ~ Philippians 2:8‑11 ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:10
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Monday, November 22, 2021

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Without the substitutionary work of Christ on the cross and the resultant gospel message “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,” there would be no answer to Job’s question in our text verse, “for there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not,” and man cannot justify himself by his works or by his religion, for “by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” So “how should man be just with God?” God’s Word answers this question. “The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe; for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood … that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” “How should man be just with God?” “By Him all that believe are justified from all things.”
Justified by the Savior’s blood,
No charge against me shall stand;
He’ll take me safely through this life,
And home to Immanuel’s land.
Job 9:2 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:3‑4 ~ Ecclesiastes 7:20 ~ Romans 3:20‑26 ~ Acts 13:39
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Sunday, November 21, 2021

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We who are saved by God’s grace “are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” God desires “that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men,” for only by our changed lives, manifested by “showing thyself a pattern of good works,” can men see the evidence of our faith in Christ. So the daily life of the believer, whether in the home, in society, in business, or in ministry, is of the utmost importance before God and before men and is to be characterized by “sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.” Thus we obey the words of our Lord to “let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” “The love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.” “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.”
Our works of life tell out our hearts,
And what really dwells therein,
Whether we live our lives unto Him,
Or unto self and to sin.
Titus 2:7 ~ Ephesians 2:10 ~ Titus 3:8 ~ Titus 2:8 ~ Matthew 5:16 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:14‑15 ~ Psalm 90:17
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Saturday, November 20, 2021

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The Word hidden in the heart, hoarded up and reserved there, to be brought forth and used as “the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” not only works in us that we “might not sin against” God, but it also makes us thankful to the Lord, as the context of our text verse shows. “Blessed art Thou, O Lord: teach me Thy statutes.” And with our praise and thanksgiving unto Him comes the desire to know more about His Word, and thus more about Him, for our Lord said “the Scriptures … are they which testify of Me.” The Word “hid in mine heart” emboldens us to speak of it and of Him to others, for the psalmist continues and says that “with my lips have I declared all the judgments of Thy mouth,” and thus am “not … ashamed of the testimony of our Lord … but … partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.” Moreover, the Word stored up in the heart brings joy, for “I have rejoiced in the way of Thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.” And with this joy and delight comes renewed desire and determination to have more of “Thy word … hid in mine heart,” seen in the psalmist’s declaration that “I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word.”
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,”
That my life might show Thy praise,
That Christ might be honored and seen
Through all my earthly days.
Psalm 119:11 ~ Ephesians 6:17 ~ Psalm 119:12 ~ John 5:39 ~ Psalm 119:13 ~ 2 Timothy 1:8 ~ Psalm 119:14 ~ Psalm 119:16
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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Friday, November 19, 2021

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“The fig tree … the vines … the olive … the fields … the flock … herd” represent all the natural assets of an agricultural people, among whom Habakkuk prophesied. If everything on which we depend should fail, “yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Whatever may come, He is “the God of my salvation,” and “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?” We can confidently ask Him, in times of distress and need, to “lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day.” “Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Thy name.” “Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy; to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waiteth for the Lord: He is our help and our shield.” “If God be for us, who can be against us?”
Though every earthly source should fail,
And there be none to give aid,
Yet the Lord will care for His own,
For whom the price has been paid.
Habakkuk 3:17‑18 ~ Romans 8:32 ~ Psalm 25:5 ~ Psalm 79:9 ~ Psalm 33:18‑20 ~ Romans 8:31
             
October 2021
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November 2021
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December 2021
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