Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Notice that Paul mentions his “doctrine” before he speaks of his “manner of life.” In fact, his “manner of life” came as a result of his “doctrine,” that which he believed. Let none of us make the foolish and unscriptural statement, so often heard, that it matters not what we believe, as long as we live right. The fact is that we cannot live right unless we believe right, and we cannot believe right unless we indoctrinate ourselves with the Word of God. “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.” Before the Word of God reproves, corrects and instructs us, we must know its doctrine—we must know what it teaches. “God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” So “give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine,” being “rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving,” and “hold fast the form of sound words.”
Taught from God’s Word by His Spirit,
The truth that has made me free,
From sin’s dominion and power,
That praise unto Him might be.
2 Timothy 3:10 ~ 2 Timothy 3:16‑17 ~ Romans 6:17‑18 ~ 1 Timothy 4:13 ~ Colossians 2:7 ~ 2 Timothy 1:13
             
April 2019
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June 2019
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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God greatly desires that the believer “be clothed with humility,” and this must be genuine, that which will stand “in the sight of the Lord,” not the put-on “voluntary humility” of one “vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.” Humility is just the opposite of pride and haughtiness, and “before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.” Verily “pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” He “whose name is Holy” says that “I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones,” for “whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.” That being the case, “humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” And how do we thus “humble [ourselves] under the mighty hand of God”? The succeeding verse tells us. It is by “casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” When we do this, we are confessing that we ourselves cannot handle our cares, and we will find that “He giveth more grace … unto the humble.”
Humble yourself in His presence,
That blessing from Him you may know;
His grace He will pour upon you,
For grace He does love to bestow.
James 4:10 ~ 1 Peter 5:5 ~ Colossians 2:18 ~ Proverbs 18:12 ~ Proverbs 16:18 ~ Isaiah 57:15 ~ Matthew 23:12 ~ 1 Peter 5:6‑7 ~ James 4:6
             
April 2019
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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We have here not only Jehovah’s instructions to Israel “to make a difference between the unclean and the clean … the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten,” but also “whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning.” The clean animal “parteth the hoof … and cheweth the cud.” Both things must be true. If the animal had one of the characteristics but not the other, it was unclean. The foot and the mouth must both be right. It is not enough to say that we know and love the Lord; our daily walk must demonstrate it. Nor is it sufficient to try to walk uprightly, without confessing the Lord Jesus with our mouth. “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” “Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” God calls His own to “walk in newness of life,” and also that “your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” He tells us to “speak thou the things which become sound doctrine” and to “make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.”
Our feet in paths of His choosing,
Our lips filled with words of His grace,
Will point others to Christ Jesus,
Who saves all who look on His face.
Leviticus 11:2‑3 ~ Leviticus 11:47 ~ Romans 15:4 ~ Ephesians 5:15 ~ Galatians 5:16 ~ Romans 6:4 ~ Colossians 4:6 ~ Titus 2:1 ~ Hebrews 12:13
             
April 2019
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May 2019
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Monday, May 6, 2019

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Notice how intensely personal is the prayer of Jabez: “Bless me … enlarge my coast … be with me … keep me from evil.” His name, Jabez, means “to grieve,” but he did not want evil to grieve him. Certainly we are to “pray one for another” and “bear … one another’s burdens” and to “look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” But how good it is that we can take our personal needs to the Lord, asking Him to “remember me, O Lord, with the favor that Thou bearest unto Thy people: O visit me with Thy salvation.” Like Jabez, we can ask the Lord to “bless me indeed,” and “blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust.” We need to request from Him enlargement in our spiritual lives, in our testimony and in our joy, for He asks us that we “be … also enlarged.” We need that “Thine hand might be with me” continually and to pray for His enablement to “abstain from all appearance of evil.” Our personal needs are His concern, so “cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.”
He takes our testings and burdens,
When we are weary and frail;
He gives us His grace and mercy,
From His place “within the veil.”
1 Chronicles 4:10 ~ James 5:16 ~ Galatians 6:2 ~ Philippians 2:4 ~ Psalm 106:4 ~ Psalm 40:4 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:13 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:22 ~ Psalm 55:22
             
April 2019
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

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God wants His redeemed ones to “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” and as we learn of Him our faith will be increased. For we “grow in grace” by the Word of God received into our hearts and lives, and we are admonished to “desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” The faith of the Thessalonians grew exceedingly because, as Paul tells them, “ye received the word of God which ye heard of us … not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” For “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” There is no growing faith or growth in grace apart from love for and obedience to the Word of God. And many times God permits troubles to come into our lives to test our reliance upon His Word, “that He might humble thee, and that He might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end,” and “that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.” It is thus that our “faith groweth exceedingly.”
We grow as we feed on His Word;
We grow in knowledge of the Lord,
For we find Him there revealed to us,
On the pages of God’s holy Word.
2 Thessalonians 1:3 ~ 2 Peter 3:18 ~ 1 Peter 2:2 ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:13 ~ Romans 10:17 ~ Deuteronomy 8:16 ~ Deuteronomy 8:3
             
April 2019
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

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Perhaps no verse of Scripture has brought more comfort and hope and peace to the hearts of God’s redeemed than has Romans 8:28. No wonder that it has been called “a soft pillow for the weary heart.” How do we know “that all things work together for good to them that love God”? Many times our circumstances are such that we feel with Jacob that “all these things are against me,” yet God’s Word assures us that “all things are for your sakes.” And we know it is true, not because we feel it, nor because we see it, but because God says so. His care for us is such that no testing or trial can come into our lives except by His permission. He “who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will” permits chastening “for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.” This is His purpose, and “all things work together for good … to them who are the called according to His purpose,” and this “according to the eternal purpose which He purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
“All things”? Even the things that are bad,
The things that bruise our hearts and bring tears?
Yes, “all things” allowed and planned by Him,
Who sees both time and eternal years.
Romans 8:28 ~ Genesis 42:36 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:15 ~ Ephesians 1:11 ~ Hebrews 12:10 ~ Ephesians 3:11
             
April 2019
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Friday, May 3, 2019

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We cannot give to others that which we do not ourselves possess. If we would give comfort and encouragement to others, we must first receive it ourselves from God. And before we can receive it, we must be in circumstances where we ourselves need comfort and encouragement. “God, that comforteth those that are cast down,” then “comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort” others “by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God,” for, being “comforted of God,” we are able to extend the “comfort of the Scriptures” to others. How very much God’s people need encouragement, exhortation and consolation. “Comfort ye, comfort ye My people, saith your God.” He desires “that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.” Our Lord came “to comfort all that mourn.” May He help us to know and impart the “comfort of love” and to “comfort yourselves together.”
Comfort, how much it is needed,
To encourage those in despair,
But how can we give it to them,
Unless we have ourselves been there?
2 Corinthians 1:3‑4 ~ 2 Corinthians 7:6 ~ Romans 15:4 ~ Isaiah 40:1 ~ Colossians 2:2 ~ Isaiah 61:2 ~ Philippians 2:1 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:11
             
April 2019
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Thursday, May 2, 2019

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When we Christians think of what we are by God’s grace—“accepted in the Beloved,” and now “made … to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” and “made the righteousness of God in Him”—when we think of these blessed things, let us never forget what we were apart from God’s grace. To remember our former estate will cause one “not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” Let us not forget that “ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.” Praise God, “He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” “Who is like unto the Lord our God. … He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; that He may set him with princes.” We remember, and we give thanks to “the Lamb that was slain.”
Lost and undone, condemned forever,
This was our state, apart from His grace;
Now cleansed, forgiven, accepted in Him,
One day we shall see Him, face to face.
Ephesians 2:11‑12 ~ Ephesians 1:6 ~ Ephesians 2:6 ~ 2 Corinthians 5:21 ~ Romans 12:3 ~ 1 Peter 2:25 ~ Psalm 40:2 ~ Psalm 113:5 ~ Psalm 113:7‑8 ~ Revelation 5:12
             
April 2019
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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Job spoke the above words to his three friends, who “had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him,” in his great time of distress and grief and suffering. Each of the three told Job why he was suffering, why God had permitted his afflictions to come, and what Job must do to find relief and help, though none of them had ever experienced like circumstances. No wonder that Job said to them that “ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value,” and “miserable comforters are ye all.” But are we not many times guilty of the same thing as Job’s friends? Do we not set ourselves up as being wise in situations concerning which we have no personal knowledge? God’s Word tells us to “judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” This will keep us from passing hasty or unfair judgment on others, without knowing something of the background of their circumstances or their heart’s exercises. “Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me,” “considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”
It seems that my friend is now straying,
And that his pathway is not right,
But what do I know of his heartaches,
And tears he has shed o’er his plight?
Job 12:2 ~ Job 2:11 ~ Job 13:4 ~ Job 16:2 ~ John 7:24 ~ Psalm 131:1 ~ Galatians 6:1
             
April 2019
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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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Our verse does not tell us to keep God loving us. Nothing can ever change or alter the glorious fact that He loves us. He tells us that “I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” Nor does our text verse tell us that we are to love God, though certainly “we love Him, because He first loved us.” But, our verse says, we are to “keep [ourselves] in the love of God.” We are to keep ourselves in the spiritual condition that permits God’s love to work in our lives and enables us to enjoy that love. Our Lord said, “He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him. … If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.” So we are called to “come out from among them, and be ye separate … and I … will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” Then “keep yourselves in the love of God,” remembering that His “love is strong as death.”
Do stay in the place of blessing;
Do keep yourself in God’s love;
Your life will be filled with goodness,
Sent down from the Father above.
Jude 21 ~ Jeremiah 31:3 ~ 1 John 4:10 ~ 1 John 4:19 ~ John 14:21 ~ John 14:23 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:17‑18 ~ Song of Solomon 8:6
             
March 2019
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