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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Sunday, January 25, 2015

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“The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.” How full is the Lord’s cup of blessing to His own! “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?” “For all things are yours; whether … the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; and ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s,” “and of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.” “And 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.” “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ,” “according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue,” “according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places.” “My cup runneth over.”
Blessed by His grace beyond compare,
For the sake of Christ our Lord,
Who ever lives for us above,
And blesses us through His Word.
Psalm 23:5 ~ Psalm 16:5‑6 ~ Romans 8:32 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:21 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:23 ~ John 1:16 ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 ~ Ephesians 1:3 ~ 2 Peter 1:3 ~ Ephesians 1:19‑20
             
December 2014
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Saturday, January 24, 2015

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Although the above words are spoken of “the workers of iniquity,” think of the blessings which the redeemed children of God have missed because “they have not called upon God.” The Lord tells us that “the prayer of the upright is His delight.” “It is good for me to draw near to God” in prayer, and our Lord said “that men ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Prayer is not only God’s appointed means for us to obtain our needs; it also brings us into deep fellowship with the Lord. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; and having a High Priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water,” that is, cleansed by the work of Christ, for “if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” What are you missing in your life, dear reader, because you “have not called upon God”? “Ye have not, because ye ask not.” He says to “call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me.”
He asks us to come unto Him,
With all the needs of our lives,
To praise, and ask, and worship,
For all the grace that He gives.
Psalm 53:4 ~ Psalm 53:4 ~ Proverbs 15:8 ~ Psalm 73:28 ~ Luke 18:1 ~ Hebrews 10:19‑22 ~ Psalm 66:18 ~ James 4:2 ~ Psalm 50:15
             
December 2014
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Friday, January 23, 2015

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A “whisperer” is one who in stealthy and secretive ways spreads unkind rumors about the character or the actions of another. Today we call it “gossip,” but God’s Word calls a “gossip” a “talebearer.” Such a person goes about as a scandal-monger and “separateth chief friends” and, like certain widows spoken of by Paul, become “tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.” God warns His children to flee from such conduct, from “debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults.” For “the words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.” So “thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people,” for “a talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.” The Lord says that He hates “a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” “He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.” “Let none of you suffer … as a busybody in other men’s matters.” “Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.”
Words that are uttered in secret
About those we want to harm,
When viewed in the light of God’s Word,
Are cause for shame and alarm.
Proverbs 16:28 ~ 1 Timothy 5:13 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:20 ~ Proverbs 18:8 ~ Leviticus 19:16 ~ Proverbs 11:13 ~ Proverbs 6:19 ~ Proverbs 20:19 ~ 1 Peter 4:15 ~ Proverbs 26:20
             
December 2014
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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“He is faithful that promised” that “if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” To be living in the constant expectation of His return, to remember that it is a daily possibility, will serve to mold the Christian’s character and service, to the end “He may stablish your hearts unblamable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.” For after He comes for us and we stand before the judgment seat of Christ for our rewards, there will be “the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints” back to this earth. Now, therefore, “the grace of God” is “teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
Soon we shall go to meet the Lord;
Perhaps He shall come today,
To call us home to His glory,
Who’ve trusted Him as the way.
1 John 2:28 ~ Hebrews 10:23 ~ John 14:3 ~ 1 Thessalonians 3:13 ~ Titus 2:11‑13 ~ 2 Peter 3:14
             
December 2014
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