Monday, August 25, 2014

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“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ” (Col. 2:8).
When God’s Word tells us to beware of something or someone, we do well to take heed and to be very cautious. We do well as Christians to beware of that fondness for so-called wise things, that philosophical view of things that can cause us to think that wisdom is spirituality, when God has told us to “be not wise in your own conceits,” since “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” This is not the humble desire for more knowledge of God and His Son from the Word of God, but rather “after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Our Lord warned of such men when He said to “beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Peter warns us that “there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you.” We do well to “beware of dogs [unclean false teachers], beware of evil workers [who teach salvation by works], beware of the concision [who teach salvation by ordinances].” So “beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.”
Beware of all that which takes away
Honor and glory from the Lord,
Which exalts man’s wisdom above
What God has told us in His Word.
Romans 12:16 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:19 ~ Matthew 7:15 ~ 2 Peter 2:1 ~ Philippians 3:2 ~ 2 Peter 3:17
             
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

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“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” (2 Cor. 9:8).
God’s grace “abounds” toward His own, there is an “abundance” of it, and “if by one man’s offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” How much grace does God have? How much is “abundance”? The same word that is translated “abundance” is also translated “enough and to spare,” and “over and above.” God has for His people grace “enough and to spare.” He has “over and above” that which all His people will ever need. No wonder that He says that “My grace is sufficient for thee.” Since He “is able to make all grace abound toward us,” we are assured of “always having all sufficiency in all things.” “And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.” “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.” “We then … beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.” “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
His grace is abundant and free
For all the needs of our lives;
Let us draw upon it daily;
It will make us strong and wise.
Romans 5:17 ~ Romans 5:20 ~ Luke 15:17 ~ John 6:13 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ John 1:16 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:1 ~ 2 Timothy 2:1
             
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

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“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
This is not a verse telling people how to be saved, for it is in a letter “written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” So “if we [believers] confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” What a blessed promise, needed by all of us who know the Lord, for “if we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.” But many times, especially when we are cast down because we have sinned and failed the Lord, Satan causes us to think that the Lord has not really forgiven us and that we must continue to confess the same sin over and over. Such doubt dishonors God, for “He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” If He instructs us to forgive each other “until seventy times seven,” will He do less for His own? So when we truly repent of and confess our sins, let us remember, thankfully, that “the sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.”
We must confess to Him our sins
If His fellowship we would share;
He’s faithful to forgive and cleanse,
With mercy enough and to spare.
1 John 5:13 ~ 1 John 1:10 ~ Matthew 18:22 ~ Psalm 51:17
             
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Friday, August 22, 2014

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“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17).
A Christian’s prayer life is a reliable barometer of his spiritual condition. The neglect of prayer indicates that the soul is at a low ebb of spiritual power, for God’s Word tells us to be “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” The believer’s attitude ought always to be that “I give myself unto prayer,” for “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much,” and, moreover, “the prayer of the upright is His delight.” “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; for kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty,” and we are told to “be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” “My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up.” “As for me, I will call upon God. … Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.” Let us, like Epaphras, be “laboring fervently … in prayers.”
Prayer is a struggle and battle,
That must come from the very heart,
As we pray for those about us,
To have help to quench Satan’s darts.
Ephesians 6:18 ~ Psalm 109:4 ~ James 5:16 ~ Proverbs 15:8 ~ 1 Timothy 2:1‑2 ~ Philippians 4:6 ~ Psalm 5:3 ~ Psalm 55:16‑17 ~ Colossians 4:12
             
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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“Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him” (Col. 3:17).
This is the right way to measure “whatsoever ye do,” whether it be “in word or deed.” How may the Christian know whether it is right to do a certain thing, or whether it is wrong? Whether to say certain things, or to refrain from saying them? We can know, if we are willing, whether or not our words and actions will honor the name of the Lord Jesus. “Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” Then “only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ,” “that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ: to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever.” So “whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” This principle will settle many a problem for the willing heart who desires “that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.” “Wherefore we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him.” So “whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”
Our words and our actions show us
If our aim is to please the Lord,
Or whether our life is for self
In disobedience to the Word.
Philippians 1:27 ~ 1 Peter 4:11 ~ 1 Corinthians 10:31 ~ 2 Timothy 2:4 ~ Romans 14:17‑18 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:9 ~ Colossians 3:23
             
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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“Hide thyself” (1 Kings 17:3).
These words, spoken by the Lord to His servant Elijah, after Elijah had predicted the three-and-a-half years’ drought to wicked king Ahab, were for the prophet’s own protection. “Hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there.” But how timely to all of God’s children are the words “hide thyself.” The old self-life in us wants to be seen and ministered to always. Therefore God’s Word tells us to “let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” So “if ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth,” for “ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man.” Therefore “hide thyself,” “and let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.”
Sinful and depraved and ugly
Is all that I am in my own,
But Christ Jesus lives in my heart,
And He gives victory alone.
1 Kings 17:3‑4 ~ Philippians 2:3‑4 ~ Galatians 2:20 ~ Colossians 3:1‑2 ~ Colossians 3:9‑10 ~ Psalm 90:17
             
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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“We dare not make ourselves of the number or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise” (2 Cor. 10:12).
How sad it is that among the blood-bought children of God, among us who ought to be saying that “I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing,” there are “some that commend themselves,” while God warns us “not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? And what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?” There are “some that commend themselves” by telling of their spirituality. But spirituality that must be advertised to be seen is not spirituality. There are among God’s servants “some that commend themselves” by telling of the scope and success of their ministry and how much more they have accomplished than others, “measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves.” Such “are not wise.” By thus “measuring” and “comparing,” we show how little we know of Him, who is “meek and lowly in heart.”
Nothing in which we can glory,
All our help comes from above,
Where our Lord is praying for us
And covers us with His love.
Romans 7:18 ~ 1 Corinthians 4:6‑7 ~ Matthew 11:29
             
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Monday, August 18, 2014

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“Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 6:1).
We who know the Lord ought to do all the good we can at all times to all men, “redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” And “as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” But we ought to do so as quietly and unobtrusively as possible, “as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Our “alms,” our compassion, shown and done out of our love for the Lord and because of what He has done for us, ought to be done for Him, and not because we want to impress men. “Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites … that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly.” Shall we “receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?” “For not He that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth,” so “that no flesh should glory in His presence.”
Do we want to be seen of men?
Then their praise is our reward;
But if our service is for Him,
We shall glorify the Lord.
Ephesians 5:16 ~ Galatians 6:10 ~ Colossians 3:23 ~ Matthew 6:2‑4 ~ John 5:44 ~ 2 Corinthians 10:18 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:29
             
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

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“Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God” (1 Cor. 4:5).
“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,” for “every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.” The Christian’s character and service will be shown in its true light, for “the Lord … will bring to light the hidden things of darkness.” All that which has been done in human strength and for the praise of men will be exposed and will be seen as “wood, hay, stubble,” to be devoured by the fire. On the other hand, “the Lord … will make manifest the counsels of the hearts.” It will be seen that many things which have seemed small in the eyes of men are worthy of reward, because the will and purpose of the heart was to please and honor the Lord, who said that “if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor.”
Is our service one of gladness,
Seeking to honor His name?
If not, there awaits us sadness,
Standing before Him in shame.
2 Corinthians 5:10 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:13 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:12 ~ John 12:26
             
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

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“The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Sam. 16:7).
“He said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” “Men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself.” There are “men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness,” who “lay up for [themselves] treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal,” while God has said to “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” When “thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall these things be, which thou hast provided?” “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” “The wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.” So “having food and raiment let us be therewith content.”
Men will praise you when you do well,
And heap up silver and gold,
But only that done for Christ will last;
In Him are riches untold.
Luke 16:15 ~ Psalm 49:18 ~ 1 Timothy 6:5 ~ Matthew 6:19‑21 ~ Luke 12:20 ~ Isaiah 55:8‑9 ~ Psalm 10:3 ~ 1 Timothy 6:8
             
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