Wednesday, April 23, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-113.jpg
“For a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations” (1 Peter 1:6).
Many different kinds of testing and trials come to the Christian. It may be misunderstanding or ridicule or scorn; it may be sickness, poverty or peril. But God in grace permits these things and tempers them. And He sends them only “if need be.” “Though He cause grief, yet will He have compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.” He seeks to help us, not to hurt us. “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.” Thus God desires “that no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.” Moreover, “our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” And in every trial, He says to us that “My grace is sufficient for thee.”
To him who would honor and please the Lord,
Afflictions and testings shall surely come,
But He weighs the load before He gives it;
His grace abundant ever leads toward home.
Lamentations 3:32‑33 ~ Hebrews 12:11 ~ 1 Thessalonians 3:3 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17‑18 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-112.jpg
“Gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:13).
There is much loose thinking on the part of Christians, not always evil thoughts, but also thoughts that are vain and useless. Thus God calls upon His redeemed children to “gird up the loins of your mind,” “casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Outward life is the result of our inward thinking, and our heavenly Father desires that we “be not conformed to this world: but be … transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” It is true of all of us that “as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” It is not humanly possible to control our thought life; it must be by God’s grace and power. The psalmist knew the secret when he said, “I hate vain thoughts: but Thy law do I love.” It is as we fill our hearts and minds with God’s Word and walk in obedience to it that we can “gird up the loins of your mind” and “set your affection on things above.”
Thoughts of righteousness, thoughts of peace,
Thoughts that glorify our Lord,
Thoughts taken captive by His grace,
Thoughts that are molded by God’s Word.
2 Corinthians 10:5 ~ Romans 12:2 ~ Proverbs 23:7 ~ Psalm 119:113 ~ Colossians 3:2
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Monday, April 21, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-111.jpg
“The Lord knoweth the way of the righteous” (Psa. 1:6).
What untold solace and encouragement it brings to our hearts to know that “the Lord knoweth.” Whatever trials may beset us, however grieved our hearts may be, however much we are misunderstood by friends or foes, though we “are in heaviness through manifold temptations,” still “the Lord knoweth,” for “all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do,” even Him who “calleth His own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when He putteth forth His own sheep, He goeth before them.” And He says to His own, “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Let us follow the example of David, who “encouraged himself in the Lord his God,” for “He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”
The floods overflow, and the trials overwhelm,
And the heart is as heavy as stone,
But His Word comes to us, “Be of good cheer,”
For He will never leave us alone.
1 Peter 1:6 ~ Hebrews 4:13 ~ John 10:3‑4 ~ Isaiah 43:1‑2 ~ 1 Samuel 30:6 ~ Job 23:10
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-110.jpg
“To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him” (Dan. 9:9).
How great are the tender mercies of our God. “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.” How unlike us He is. We, in our dealings with each other, are prone to be ungracious, quick to become angry, and short on mercy. But He calls upon us who know Him to manifest His character. “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.” To Him “belong mercies and forgivenesses.” So “be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love.” Let it not be said of us that “they remembered not the multitude of Thy mercies,” but rather, “let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.” Let the assurance of His tender mercies comfort our hearts. He “crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies. … He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.”
Merciful and gracious, full of compassion,
Yet righteous and holy is our God above,
Dealing with us in tenderness and kindness,
Never forsaking His grace and His love.
Psalm 103:8 ~ Luke 6:36 ~ Ephesians 5:1‑2 ~ Psalm 106:7 ~ Proverbs 3:3 ~ Psalm 103:4 ~ Psalm 103:10‑11
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Saturday, April 19, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-109.jpg
“Abstain from all appearance of evil” (1 Thess. 5:22).
If the believer is to please and honor his Lord, there are not only certain things which he must pursue and follow by the grace of God, but there are also certain things which he must refuse and deny. We are called to “ever follow that which is good,” and to “follow after the things that make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” We need to “seek peace, and pursue it.” But the grace of God is also constantly “teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” And rather than be ensnared by “the love of money,” we instead ought to “flee these things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.” We who know the Lord are responsible to refuse and deny sin in our lives and associations. “Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.” For needed power to do this, “put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” “Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.”
If we would live for Christ’s glory,
And walk with Him in the way,
We must deny all sin’s wooings,
Taking grace from Him each day.
1 Thessalonians 5:15 ~ Romans 14:19 ~ 1 Peter 3:11 ~ Titus 2:12 ~ 1 Timothy 6:10‑11 ~ Proverbs 4:14‑15 ~ Romans 13:14 ~ Psalm 34:14
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Friday, April 18, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-108.jpg
“Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart” (Psa. 119:2).
Blessed indeed are they who wholeheartedly seek to obey the Word of God. To do so is to seek Him, our blessed Lord, who said that “the Scriptures … are they which testify of Me.” “Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him.” To “keep His testimonies” is to honor Him. He said, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments,” and “if a man love Me, he will keep My words.” “Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.” Truly, “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.” Be sure that “ye are doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. … A doer of the work … shall be blessed in his deed,” for “blessed are they that hear the word of God, and do it.”
Hear the Word, and do it;
Fail not its plea to heed;
Your Lord shall be honored,
And you’ll be blessed indeed.
John 5:39 ~ Psalm 2:12 ~ John 14:15 ~ John 14:23 ~ Psalm 106:3 ~ Psalm 1:1‑3 ~ James 1:22 ~ James 1:25 ~ Luke 11:28
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-107.jpg
“The joy of the Lord is your strength” (Neh. 8:10).
A joyless Christian is a powerless Christian, both in maintaining his own life and in communicating help to others. God wants His joy to grip our hearts, no matter what state of things may surround us. “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” The Lord desires us to be “exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.” He desires to “fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Much joy ought to be connected with our salvation, and only broken fellowship with the Lord can rob us of that joy. When that happens, let us come quickly to the Lord in confession, praying, “Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.” Hard circumstances and bitter trials ought not to nullify our joy in the Lord, for we can be “as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing.” Therefore, “count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations [testings].” “My soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in His salvation,” and thus “with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation,” finding that “the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Joy when the heart is burdened,
Joy when trials we face,
Joy in the Lord’s great mercy,
Joy in Him and His grace.
Philippians 4:4 ~ 2 Corinthians 7:4 ~ Romans 15:13 ~ Psalm 51:12 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:10 ~ James 1:2 ~ Psalm 35:9 ~ Isaiah 12:3
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-106.jpg
“The Lord of peace Himself give you peace always by all means” (2 Thess. 3:16).
God wants the hearts of His redeemed people to be filled with His own “peace always by all means.” He is “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.” On the night before the cross, our Lord said to His own, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Peace is just the opposite of agitation and fear. God does not want us to be continually stirred up about our problems or our circumstances. He wants us to have His peace in our hearts, irrespective of our circumstances. He has told us to “be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” So “let the peace of God rule in your hearts … and be ye thankful.” “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.”
Peace when there is trouble?
Peace when the heart is sore tried?
Yes, His own peace to guard us,
When we in Jesus abide.
Hebrews 13:20 ~ John 14:27 ~ Philippians 4:6‑7 ~ Colossians 3:15 ~ Isaiah 26:3
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-105.jpg
“Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit” (Col. 1:8).
The love with which we are called upon to love one another is not mere human love, so easily offended and cooled; it is, rather, “love in the Spirit.” It is “the love of God … shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” It is the same love by which “was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” With this “love of God” in our hearts, we can love those who are unlovely, and we can love even if it is unrequited. And we can love sacrificially, without counting the personal cost. For to love with “the love of God” is costly, not merely in material things, but in many other ways. It can involve great burden and heartache. “But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.” “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
How can we love the unlovely?
How can we manifest God’s grace?
By looking at our Lord in the Scriptures,
And joyfully beholding His face.
Romans 5:5 ~ 1 John 4:9 ~ 1 John 3:17‑18 ~ 1 John 4:11
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers

Monday, April 14, 2014

http://bibletruthpublishers.com/ComfortOfScriptures/wp-content/uploads/cos-hdg-2014-104.jpg
“Be at peace among yourselves” (1 Thess. 5:13).
God wants His children to live peacefully, and He has admonished us to “follow peace with all men.” Such an aim and pursuit will result in blessing to our own hearts, “for he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it.” This being the case, “let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” Even so, “peace with all men” may not always be possible, so “if it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” For we cannot have “peace with all men” by lowering our Biblical standards of conduct, for “the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,” and whether or not all men are peaceable with us, we should always seek to live by the standards of God’s Word, and “when a man’s ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.” “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” “Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”
How can we be peaceable
In a world that knows not His name?
By constantly “looking to Jesus,”
Being willing to bear His shame.
Hebrews 12:14 ~ 1 Peter 3:10‑11 ~ Romans 14:19 ~ James 3:17 ~ Proverbs 16:7 ~ Psalm 118:6
             
March 2014
S M T W T F S
23 24 25 26 27 28 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
             
April 2014
S M T W T F S
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
             
May 2014
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
       
Notes:
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
Comfort of Scriptures Blog by Bible Truth Publishers