Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation” (Psa. 68:19).
The Lord does not bless His people in a hit-and-miss fashion; He “daily loadeth us with benefits.” Sometimes He “loadeth us” with things which do not seem to us to be beneficial, but let us never forget that “He that searcheth the hearts” and “weigheth the spirits” “knoweth what things ye have need of,” and “faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.” As the king of Babylon dealt with Jehoiachin, so our Lord Jesus Christ, “the King of kings,” deals with us, with a “continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.” He has promised that “My loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer My faithfulness to fail.” “The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.” Moreover, “as thy days, so shall thy strength be,” and “surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” “Daily shall He be praised,” “because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning.”
Day by day His mercies come;
He giveth strength for the way;
Hour by hour He blesseth us,
Giving us His grace each day.
Romans 8:27 ~ Proverbs 16:2 ~ Matthew 6:8 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:24 ~ 1 Timothy 6:15 ~ 2 Kings 25:30 ~ Psalm 89:33 ~ Isaiah 58:11 ~ Deuteronomy 33:25 ~ Psalm 23:6 ~ Psalm 72:15 ~ Lamentations 3:22‑23
             
July 2014
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September 2014
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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“Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33).
What are you seeking in life, dear Christian? What are your desires? Riches, fame, so-called security, pleasure? If so, remember that “the fashion of this world passeth away,” and that “all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: but the word of the Lord endureth forever.” Our Lord Jesus said to “take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” “Things” do not satisfy, but the Lord does. “Wherefore do ye spend … labor for that which satisfieth not?” But “He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” So “rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.” The person who puts the Lord first in his life and walks in obedience to His Word does not have to worry about “things,” “for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee,” and “they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.” Love “seeketh not her own.” So “seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness,” for “they shall praise the Lord that seek Him.”
What are you seeking, dear friend,
For pleasure, for ease, for things?
Or do you “seek those things … above,”
Which satisfaction do bring?
1 Corinthians 7:31 ~ 1 Peter 1:24‑25 ~ Luke 12:15 ~ Isaiah 55:2 ~ Psalm 107:9 ~ Luke 12:31 ~ Psalm 9:10 ~ Psalm 34:10 ~ 1 Corinthians 13:5 ~ Zephaniah 2:3 ~ Psalm 22:26
             
July 2014
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Monday, August 4, 2014

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“Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come” (1 Thess. 1:9-10).
After we have “turned to God” from our sins, through His Son, who said that “no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me,” then we are privileged “to serve … and to wait,” with “labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father.” It is doubtful if any Christian can “serve the living and true God” rightly, unless, while so serving, he is “waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” And it is equally doubtful if any Christian can rightly “wait for His Son from heaven,” unless, while so waiting, he is exercising “faith which worketh by love,” for our Lord said, “Occupy till I come.” So let us “serve” in the consciousness that we are waiting, and let us “wait” in the expectation of His promise: “Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be,” and with the realization that “in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” “Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”
Serving and waiting for Him,
The Lord of life and glory,
Seeking to show forth His grace,
To tell the gospel story.
John 14:6 ~ 1 Thessalonians 1:3 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:7 ~ Galatians 5:6 ~ Luke 19:13 ~ Revelation 22:12 ~ Galatians 6:9 ~ Colossians 3:23‑24
             
July 2014
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

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“If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth” (Prov. 30:32).
Only the Lord knows how many wounded hearts, hurt feelings and blasted reputations are in the world today because of words spoken hastily or thoughtlessly, for words, once spoken, can never be recalled, no matter how much they are regretted. “If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself,” and are thus inclined to utter boastful words, “lay thine hand upon thy mouth.” Better “let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.” “Or if thou hast thought evil” and are inclined to “speak … evil one of another,” then also “lay thine hand upon thy mouth.” “Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak,” for “death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” “He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.” “Let all … evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice,” and say with David that “I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue.” Don’t let Satan mislead you into believing that if you think something, it is all right to say it. Some people pride themselves in saying what they think. Don’t do it, dear Christian! “If thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.”
“Lay thine hand upon thy mouth,”
If evil “thou hast thought,”
For words spoken hastily
Have untold evil wrought.
Proverbs 27:2 ~ James 4:11 ~ James 1:19 ~ Proverbs 18:21 ~ Proverbs 13:3 ~ Ephesians 4:31 ~ Psalm 39:1
             
July 2014
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

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“Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you” (Eph. 4:32).
One might think that such an admonition to God’s children would not be needed, but how wrong is such a conclusion. Continually, in the church, in Christian work, and in the home, situations arise which call for kindness, consideration and forbearance, and which also call for forgiveness, for genuine offenses occur among the saints. So “let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another,” for “charity [love] suffereth long, and is kind.” If you have been offended or hurt, whenever possible “debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself; and discover not a secret to another,” but “that ye would confirm your love toward him,” “consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works,” and “by love serve one another.” So “put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye,” and this “with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love.”
How much we need each other’s love
To forgive us and restore;
No matter what the offense is,
Our Lord forgave us much more.
Ephesians 4:31‑32 ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4 ~ Proverbs 25:9 ~ 2 Corinthians 2:8 ~ Hebrews 10:24 ~ Galatians 5:13 ~ Colossians 3:12‑13 ~ Ephesians 4:2
             
July 2014
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Friday, August 1, 2014

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“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15).
How serious are we in our reading and study of God’s Word? Do we diligently “search the Scriptures”? Do we “seek … out of the book of the Lord, and read”? Do we “study to show [ourselves] approved unto God … rightly dividing the word of truth”? God says that “if thou wilt receive My words, and hide My commandments with thee; so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding … if thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” God says to us, “Receive My words … hide My commandments … incline thine ear … apply thine heart.” To those who do so is the promise that “then shalt thou understand.” Can we say with the psalmist, “O how love I Thy law! It is my meditation all the day. … I opened my mouth and panted: for I longed for Thy commandments”? And thus shall we testify of God’s statutes, that “more to be desired are they than gold … sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.”
Is God’s Word precious to your heart?
Do you love it above fine gold?
Does it fill your heart with gladness,
With hope and with peace untold?
John 5:39 ~ Isaiah 34:16 ~ Proverbs 2:1‑6 ~ Psalm 119:97 ~ Psalm 119:131 ~ Psalm 19:10
             
July 2014
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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“Of Zebulon, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart” (1 Chron. 12:33).
Of the men that “came to David to Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him,” were these fifty thousand of the tribe of Zebulon, “which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.” What a lesson for us Christians who are engaged in warfare with Satan and his host of evil spirits, “that thou … mightest war a good warfare.” Zebulon’s hosts were “expert in war, with all instruments of war,” even as we are exhorted to “put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For 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.” So we need “the whole armor of God”; we need “all instruments of war” which He has provided for us. And as we use them, let us “keep rank,” each one in the place of God’s assignment, without jealousy, criticism or hurt feelings toward others. And let us not be “of double heart,” for “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways,” and “no man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
With our eyes upon our Captain,
We go forth to fight the foe,
Clothed with “the whole armor of God,”
To have victory, we know.
1 Chronicles 12:23 ~ 1 Timothy 1:18 ~ Ephesians 6:11‑12 ~ James 1:8 ~ 2 Timothy 2:4
             
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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“The Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Rom. 8:26).
Often in our prayer lives we are made aware that “we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Itself,” who is all wise, looks into our hearts and into the hearts of those for whom we pray and “Itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Sometimes, as we remember our own sins and failures, we have to say with Ezra that “I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to Thee, my God.” And many times as we think of the hardheartedness and unconcern of those for whom we pray and of situations “which are impossible with men,” how good to remember that He, “the Spirit … maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” So let us not be discouraged as we pray. Rather, “trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us,” and “the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities.”
We’re led along by the Spirit,
Pouring out our hearts to God;
He Himself helpeth our weakness,
Helping us to bear our load.
Romans 8:26‑27 ~ Ezra 9:6 ~ Luke 18:27 ~ Psalm 62:8
             
June 2014
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever” (2 Peter 3:18).
There is no such thing as a standstill in a Christian’s life. We are either gaining ground or losing ground. We are not speaking of our salvation in Christ, for that is eternal and can never be changed or altered. Every true believer is indwelt by “the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” But in our daily life and walk, we are either going forward or backward. “Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on Him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” So, “as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby,” “that ye henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine … but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”
Are we going along with our Lord,
Feeding on His Word each day?
Growing stronger as we follow,
Seeking to walk in His way?
Ephesians 4:30 ~ 2 Peter 3:17‑18 ~ John 8:31‑32 ~ 1 Peter 2:2 ~ Ephesians 4:14‑15
             
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Monday, July 28, 2014

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“We have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).
Our verse does not say that our Lord Jesus Christ “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sinning”; rather, it says, “Yet without sin.” He had no indwelling sin, such as we have. God takes great care in His Word to tell us of the absolute purity and impeccability of His Son. Not only did our Lord not sin, He could not sin, “for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man” to do evil. It may be argued that since our Lord was both God and man, the manward side could sin though the Godward side could not. But we cannot thus separate our Lord’s nature, for He is “God … manifest in the flesh.” The law could not save or deliver from sin, but “God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh.” When gold is refined or tested by fire, the dross or impurities come to the top, but when pure gold is tested, then there is no dross to come forth. So it was with our Lord in His temptations, and now He is “touched with the feeling of our infirmities. … Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
A high priest touched by all our need,
With mercy and grace in store,
He bids us come to meet Him there,
Where grace He gives us, and more.
James 1:13 ~ 1 Timothy 3:16 ~ Romans 8:3 ~ Hebrews 4:15‑16
             
June 2014
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