Wednesday, February 4, 2015

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“Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.” “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.” These warnings to God’s people have to do with our rewards, not with our salvation. Concerning our salvation, our Lord said that “I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father’s hand.” But when the Lord Jesus comes for His own, perhaps today, we believers “must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad,” and our Lord has said that “whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My name, because ye belong to Christ … he shall not lose his reward.” “So run, that ye may obtain,” when “every one of us shall give account of himself to God.”
The Lord says, “I come quickly,”
“And My reward is with Me,”
“To give every man” his wages,
“According as” it shall be.
Revelation 3:11 ~ Colossians 2:18 ~ 2 John 8 ~ John 10:28‑29 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:10 ~ Mark 9:41 ~ 1 Corinthians 9:24 ~ Romans 14:12
             
January 2015
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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“Those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts.” God wants His redeemed children to have the right kind of thoughts, and He has told us to “let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” This is already positionally true of God’s own, for “we have the mind of Christ,” but God desires us in daily experience to “let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus,” “bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ,” for it is written of man that “as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” So, “commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Can we truthfully say to the Lord, “I hate vain thoughts: but Thy law do I love”? “The Lord knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.” “The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.” “In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.”
From my thoughts come my actions;
Shape them, Lord, by Thy Word,
That Christ my Lord and Saviour
May in me be seen and heard.
2 Corinthians 10:5 ~ Matthew 15:18‑19 ~ Philippians 2:5 ~ 1 Corinthians 2:16 ~ Proverbs 23:7 ~ Proverbs 16:3 ~ Psalm 119:113 ~ Psalm 94:11 ~ Proverbs 12:5 ~ Psalm 94:19
             
January 2015
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Monday, February 2, 2015

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Those who are truly wise, with “the wisdom that is from above [which] is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy,” those who have such wisdom do not need to advertise the fact. “A prudent man concealeth knowledge”; he is “swift to hear, slow to speak.” “A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” This wisdom and knowledge which is commended by God is not earthly wisdom, “for the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God,” and “let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.” True “wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.” Such “wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath” it; he does not need to call attention to it. For “he that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit,” “that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”
“If any of you lack wisdom,
Let him ask of God” above;
He “giveth to all men” freely,
Both wisdom and grace, with love.
Proverbs 12:23 ~ James 3:17 ~ James 1:19 ~ Proverbs 1:5 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:18‑19 ~ Proverbs 14:33 ~ Proverbs 17:27 ~ Titus 2:10
             
January 2015
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Sunday, February 1, 2015

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The statement above is both searching and comforting, depending upon our relationship to the Lord, and our yieldedness to Him and His will. “His eyes are upon the ways of man, and He seeth all his goings,” and “the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He pondereth all his goings.” Job, in the midst of terrible suffering, and misunderstood by his friends, comforted himself by asking, “Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps?” Indeed He does this, “neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” For “the Lord looketh from heaven; He beholdeth all the sons of men,” and “the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect [full] toward Him,” and He says also that “Mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from My face, neither is their iniquity hid from Mine eyes.” “Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for Thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men, to give every one according to his ways.” “Thou God seest me.”
“The Lord looked down from heaven,
Upon the children of men,”
To help all those who trust Him,
And also to deal with sin.
Proverbs 15:3 ~ Job 34:21 ~ Proverbs 5:21 ~ Job 31:4 ~ Hebrews 4:13 ~ Psalm 33:13 ~ 2 Chronicles 16:9 ~ Jeremiah 16:17 ~ Jeremiah 32:19 ~ Genesis 16:13
             
January 2015
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Saturday, January 31, 2015

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It is when we are “in distress,” in tight places, and narrow, and receive such circumstances rightly, and as from the Lord’s hand, that we are enlarged spiritually. For while “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.” “I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.” So when distress and trouble come, let us ask the Lord for a right attitude toward it, and for spiritual enlargement, that it might increase our Christ-likeness. Then we can say with the psalmist, “He brought me forth also into a large place; He delivered me, because He delighted in me.” “I will be glad and rejoice in Thy mercy: for Thou hast considered my trouble; Thou hast known my soul in adversities; and hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: Thou hast set my feet in a large room.” “Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.” “I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.”
In my distress I sought Him;
He gave me grace to endure,
Using the things that hurt me,
To make my life more pure.
Psalm 4:1 ~ Hebrews 12:11 ~ Ecclesiastes 3:10 ~ Psalm 18:19 ~ Psalm 31:7‑8 ~ Psalm 18:36 ~ Psalm 118:5
             
December 2014
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Friday, January 30, 2015

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When we go to the Word of God to obtain spiritual help and food for our souls, let us not forget the three S’s: Search, Study and Seek. “Search the Scriptures,” said our Lord Jesus, “for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.” Elsewhere we read, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth,” and, “Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for My mouth it hath commanded, and His Spirit it hath gathered them.” “Canst thou by searching find out God?” No, except by searching the Scriptures, for our Lord said that “they are they which testify of Me.” So, as we investigate the Scriptures, we find our blessed Lord revealed therein, and as we study, as we diligently and earnestly seek to “show thyself approved unto God,” we shall learn to be “rightly dividing the word of truth.” And as we “seek … out of the book of the Lord,” we shall find that “blessed are they that … seek Him with the whole heart.”
He unfolds His treasures to us,
When we seek Him in His Word,
Giving joy and help and blessing,
More than heart has ever heard.
Psalm 119:14‑16 ~ John 5:39 ~ 2 Timothy 2:15 ~ Isaiah 34:16 ~ Job 11:7 ~ Psalm 119:2
             
December 2014
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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How good it is to know that “the Lord … forsaketh not His saints,” no, never, “for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” We are likely to mistakenly think when all goes well, when there are health and friends and material prosperity, that then the Lord is with us, and that when these things are lacking, He is not with us. Such is not the case, for He has said, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” We do not judge His presence with us by our feelings, but by His faithful Word, and that Word is that “the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.” Sad to say, there are those times when “we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself.” Let us praise Him for His abiding presence with His own, for “faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it,” regardless of our circumstances or our feelings. “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.”
He never forsakes His own,
Though clouds may hide His face;
“My presence shall go with thee,”
Is His promise of grace.
Matthew 28:20 ~ Psalm 37:28 ~ Hebrews 13:5‑6 ~ Deuteronomy 31:8 ~ 2 Timothy 2:13 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ~ Joshua 1:9
             
December 2014
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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“Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” “As the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” It is the height of folly to suppose that because one belongs to a certain group or denomination, he is more accepted before God than one who belongs to some other group. Every true believer in Christ has been saved by the grace of God alone, and we are alike “accepted in the Beloved: in whom we have redemption through His blood.” Therefore we are to “minister … one to another,” “to love one another,” to “bear … one another’s burdens,” and to “follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.”
We love all those who love the Lord,
Though different they may be,
For they are His, redeemed by blood,
And loved as well as we.
Psalm 119:63 ~ Galatians 3:26‑28 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:12‑13 ~ Ephesians 1:6‑7 ~ 1 Peter 4:10 ~ 1 John 4:11 ~ Galatians 6:2 ~ Romans 14:19 ~ Philippians 2:4
             
December 2014
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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This is really a picture of our becoming more like the Lord, as “we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord,” for the Lord has just said of Himself “that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary.” Our life as a Christian is likened to a race, and we are to “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.” Our life is also a walk, and we are told that “we also should walk in newness of life,” and “walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,” but rather “walk in love,” and “walk circumspectly.” If we would thus “run, and not be weary,” and “walk, and not faint” in our Christian experience, we must first “mount up with wings as eagles” into the Lord’s presence, and thus in fellowship with Him “renew [our] strength.”
“They shall mount up with wings” to Him,
And thus “shall renew their” power;
“They shall run, and not be weary”;
“They shall walk” with Him each hour.
Isaiah 40:31 ~ 2 Corinthians 3:18 ~ Isaiah 40:28 ~ Hebrews 12:1‑2 ~ Romans 6:4 ~ Ephesians 4:17 ~ Ephesians 5:2 ~ Ephesians 5:15
             
December 2014
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Monday, January 26, 2015

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It is well that God’s children heed the warnings which the Word of God puts before us, for His Word not only encourages, it also reproves and convicts the heart of the believer in Christ. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” Therefore we are to both practice and proclaim the Word. “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.” “Concerning the works of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.” “Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.” So “I will meditate in Thy precepts, and have respect unto Thy ways,” for “Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my counselors,” and “I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep Thy word.” “I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep Thy commandments.”
Thy Word gives warning on my path
Of dangers I do not know,
Of Satan’s traps, and worldly lusts
That would snare me as I go.
Psalm 19:11 ~ 2 Timothy 3:16‑17 ~ 2 Timothy 4:2 ~ Psalm 17:4 ~ Proverbs 13:13 ~ Psalm 119:15 ~ Psalm 119:24 ~ Psalm 119:101 ~ Psalm 119:59‑60
             
December 2014
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