Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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“Do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal. 1:10).
Sooner or later the Christian must choose whether he will “please men” or “please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” There is nothing wrong with pleasing men as long as it does not conflict with our pleasing the Lord. “Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved,” and “let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.” But this is a far different thing than loving “the praise of men more than the praise of God.” Christian slaves were exhorted (and the exhortation is applicable to all of us) to obey their masters, “not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Now, “men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself,” but praise from God comes either now, in His blessings to us, or when we shall stand before Him at His coming, for “then shall every man have praise of God.” Let us, then, “look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” Our Lord said that “if any man serve Me, him will My Father honor.” Such life and service will please and honor Him and will be “a sacrifice acceptable, well-pleasing to God.”
Not men, but God, to please and serve,
That His name might honored be;
Thus will our labors please Him well,
For time and eternity.
2 Timothy 2:4 ~ 1 Corinthians 10:33 ~ Romans 15:2 ~ John 12:43 ~ Colossians 3:22‑23 ~ Psalm 49:18 ~ 1 Corinthians 4:5 ~ Philippians 2:4 ~ John 12:26 ~ Philippians 4:18
             
June 2014
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Monday, June 30, 2014

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“In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Eph. 1:7).
The believer in Christ has been redeemed. He has been bought out of the slave-market of sin and bought back into God’s possession. Whereas we were “sold under sin,” now “ye are not your own … ye are bought with a price.” The purchase price was the blood of Jesus Christ, for “we have redemption through His blood,” and we are now “justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” And we are not only redeemed from sin’s penalty, but also from its power, for “our Saviour Jesus Christ … gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works,” and “ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” Moreover, the time is coming when our bodies shall be redeemed, and the “Holy Spirit of promise … is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of His glory.” “Ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
Redeemed by His own precious blood,
To be His own forever,
Redeemed each day from sin’s power,
Nothing from Him can sever.
Romans 7:14 ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19‑20 ~ Romans 3:24 ~ Titus 2:13‑14 ~ 1 Peter 1:18‑19 ~ Ephesians 1:13‑14 ~ Romans 8:23
             
May 2014
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

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“We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Cor. 5:1).
We live in a temporary abode, a tent-house, subject to being taken down, for all of us live in mortal death-doomed bodies, and “in this [tabernacle] we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.” We know that “our earthly house of this tabernacle,” the body, is only the dwelling-place for the spirit, and that for those of us who know Christ as Saviour “to be absent from the body” is “to be present with the Lord,” and that “to be with Christ … is far better.” So death for the believer is just the entrance into the Lord’s presence, and “in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Nevertheless, “we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” While we are “willing … to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord,” we are “earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.” Day by day, “we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body.”
“To be absent from the body”
Is “to be present with the Lord,”
Where there is His “fullness of joy,”
With full harmony and accord.
2 Corinthians 5:2 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:8 ~ Philippians 1:23 ~ Psalm 16:11 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:4 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:8 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:2 ~ Philippians 3:20‑21
             
May 2014
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

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“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Prov. 4:23).
That which comes out in our lives comes from our hearts, “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.” As far as our salvation is concerned, we are “kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time,” and we are “preserved in Jesus Christ.” But we are personally responsible for the keeping of our everyday lives, the keeping of the actions of our souls. Thus we are told to “keep thy heart with all diligence” and to “keep yourselves in the love of God.” Further, we are told to “keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile” and to “keep thyself pure.” Moreover, “that good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us,” for the Holy Spirit alone can enable us to keep these “keeps” which are enjoined upon us by the Word of God, for it is by keeping the Word that we are so enabled. “Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” “By the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.” “Let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.”
Keep thy lips and thy feet each day,
Keep them for the glory of God,
Who is faithful to gird and guide,
By the promises of His Word.
Matthew 12:34‑35 ~ 1 Peter 1:5 ~ Psalm 34:13 ~ 1 Timothy 5:22 ~ 2 Timothy 1:14 ~ Luke 11:28 ~ Psalm 17:4 ~ 1 Peter 4:19
             
May 2014
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Friday, June 27, 2014

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“We preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Cor. 4:5).
Sad to say, not all Christians can say at all times that “we preach not ourselves,” for some proclaim themselves loudly and clearly. Listen to some who speak of their faithfulness in church attendance, of their giving of their money to the Lord’s work, or even of their faithfulness in witnessing. Hear some preachers speak of their wide sphere of usefulness, of the places where they have spoken, or even of their success in winning souls. Or hear some among God’s people talk of how spiritual they are. How dishonoring to our Lord is such heralding of self, for “it is required of stewards, that a man be found faithful,” and “when ye shall have done all these things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.” If any service has been done for our Lord’s glory, it is because of His enabling, “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?” Instead of proclaiming ourselves and our works, our continual attitude ought to be, “I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes,” for “I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies … which Thou hast showed unto Thy servant.”
Dust and ashes alone I am,
Nothing to commend me to God;
His grace alone has sought me out,
With mercy instead of His rod.
1 Corinthians 4:2 ~ Luke 17:10 ~ 1 Corinthians 4:7 ~ Job 42:6 ~ Genesis 32:10
             
May 2014
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

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“He performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with Him” (Job 23:14).
Let us who seek to walk with the Lord never forget the truth expressed in the above verse. The right way to live is not by our own planning and scheming, but by simple faith in Him who says, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Whatever adverse circumstances may envelop us, we can rest assured that “He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold,” for “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.” We can trust Him to lead and guide us, for “He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” “Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. … My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” “The Lord’s portion is His people.” “I cried unto Thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living,” for “Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep Thy words.”
The Lord is the lot of my cup;
He is my portion forever,
If the sun shines bright or darkens,
It can’t my soul from Him sever.
Jeremiah 29:11 ~ Job 23:10 ~ Psalm 16:5‑6 ~ Psalm 23:3 ~ Psalm 73:24 ~ Psalm 73:26 ~ Deuteronomy 32:9 ~ Psalm 142:5 ~ Psalm 119:57
             
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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“Thou, when Thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matt. 6:6).
While the Scriptures teach that there is a place for united or public prayer, they also teach, both by precept and example, that every believer ought to be engaged often in private and personal prayer. There come needs and burdens in all our lives that we do not have freedom to discuss publicly, even for help in prayer. So “enter into thy closet, and … shut the door.” We read of our Lord that “when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone.” How encouraging it is to us to know that “the prayer of the upright is His delight” and that “He heareth the prayer of the righteous.” So let us be pointed in our praying, telling Him our every need and burden, for He has told us to “pour out your heart before Him,” and “in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” And let us do this persistently, for we “ought always to pray, and not to faint.” Therefore “pray without ceasing,” and “continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving,” knowing that “thy Father, which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Pray to thy Father in secret,
For He doth delight in thy prayer;
Come to the throne of His mercy,
For He always will meet you there.
Matthew 14:23 ~ Proverbs 15:8 ~ Proverbs 15:29 ~ Psalm 62:8 ~ Philippians 4:6 ~ Luke 18:1 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ~ Colossians 4:2
             
May 2014
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Cor. 15:58).
The “therefore” in the above verse refers to the promise of our Lord’s coming for us in the preceding verses: “Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. … Therefore … be ye steadfast, unmovable.” The present time is a time of labor and sowing; the time of reaping will be at His coming. “Behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” “Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Let us therefore “be … steadfast [and] unmovable,” settled and not stirred away from our course, remembering to “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,” never forgetting “that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”
Now is the time to serve our Lord,
Seeking to bring honor to Him;
Bearing witness to His great mercy
Makes the things of the earth grow dim.
1 Corinthians 15:51‑52 ~ Revelation 22:12 ~ Revelation 3:11 ~ 1 Corinthians 4:5 ~ Colossians 3:24
             
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Monday, June 23, 2014

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“The glory which Thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as We are one” (John 17:22).
Who among God’s redeemed children can even faintly comprehend what it will be like when we are in glory with our blessed Lord, “when He shall come to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all them that believe”? What will it mean when “there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away”? What will it be when we sing that “new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth”? No, we cannot even begin to comprehend what it will be, but by faith we “reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” at His coming. “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
We shall see Him in His glory,
And like Him we then shall be,
To sing and praise Him forever,
For His grace that made us free.
2 Thessalonians 1:10 ~ Revelation 21:4 ~ Revelation 5:9‑10 ~ Romans 8:18 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16‑17
             
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

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“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me” (Psa. 66:18).
Let not the Christian who has unjudged and unconfessed sin in his life suppose that God will answer his prayers. “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” “Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear.” “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” And, “likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands. … Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.” “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.” “And whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
A heart in fellowship with God
And no unjudged sin between
May come to Him in confidence
And upon His promise lean.
Proverbs 28:9 ~ Isaiah 59:1‑2 ~ Mark 11:25 ~ 1 Peter 3:1 ~ 1 Peter 3:7 ~ 1 Peter 3:12 ~ James 4:3 ~ 1 John 3:22
             
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