Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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“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
             
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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“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
             
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Monday, April 14, 2014

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“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
             
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

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“He said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).
Living in and tempered by a materialistic society, it is hard to comprehend that one’s “life consisteth not in … abundance,” and in “things.” It can even reach the point where we are “supposing that gain is godliness.” But we are not to “trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” “Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.” Not only are “things” transitory, they are also unsatisfying, and “better is little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and trouble therewith,” and “better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.” Let us never imagine that “abundance” brings happiness, or that “things” produce spirituality. If God is pleased to give an “abundance of … things,” let us be sure that “the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches” do not “choke the word,” and its ministry in our lives. Rather, “be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
Things and pleasures always beckon
And entice the child of God,
But they give no lasting pleasure,
Which comes as we obey His Word.
1 Timothy 6:5 ~ Proverbs 23:5 ~ Matthew 13:22 ~ James 1:22
             
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

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“If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins” (1 Cor. 15:17).
As important as the substitutionary death of Christ is, His bodily resurrection is of equal importance, for the gospel message, by which we are saved, is “how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.” Would it not be an awful thing for us believers to contemplate that we “are yet in [our] sins”? But we “by Him do believe in God, that raised Him up from the dead, and gave Him glory; that [our] faith and hope might be in God.” For “He was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification.” And His resurrection not only assures our salvation, but assures us also strength to live for His glory, for when we trusted in Christ as Saviour, we were by the Holy Spirit “baptized into His death … that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection,” “that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection.”
We shared His death, and we share His life,
Jesus, our Saviour and Lord;
He gives us the strength to live for Him,
Strength by the Spirit and Word.
1 Corinthians 15:3‑4 ~ 1 Peter 1:21 ~ Romans 4:25 ~ Philippians 3:10
             
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Friday, April 11, 2014

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“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad” (Prov. 12:25).
We never know how many stooping hearts we meet from day to day, heavy with sorrow, weighted down with difficulties, perplexed by unsolved and seemingly insoluble problems. We must, of course, be walking in close fellowship with the Lord in order to know how to speak “a good word” at the right time and thus be able to say that “the Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: He wakeneth morning by morning, He wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.” So we are told to “let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Thus shall we be able to speak “a good word” to make someone’s heart glad. And not only will it bless others, it will also bring blessing to us as we speak the “good word,” for “a man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!” So “let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” “So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty,” the Word of God.
Only a word, so quickly spoken;
Only a word, what will it be?
A word to help, a word of courage,
A word to last for eternity.
Isaiah 50:4 ~ Colossians 4:6 ~ Proverbs 15:23 ~ Ephesians 4:29 ~ James 2:12
             
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

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“Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal. 6:9).
Our acts of “well doing” are usually not appreciated by the world, and sometimes not even by other Christians. This being the case, it is easy to become “weary in well doing.” But let us be encouraged by the fact that “God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.” All that is done for Him will be rewarded, whether or not it is received or appreciated by men. Our Lord said that “whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in My name, because ye belong to Christ … he shall not lose his reward.” “Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” So, “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.” Then, “as we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.” So, “as we have received mercy, we faint not.”
All that is done for Him
Will receive its due reward
When He shall come in glory,
Christ Jesus, our blessed Lord.
Galatians 6:10 ~ Mark 9:41 ~ 2 Chronicles 15:7 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:58 ~ Hebrews 6:10 ~ 2 Corinthians 4:1
             
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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“God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:9).
How wonderful it is to think upon the faithfulness of God! How it refreshes our hearts to look away from our own unfaithfulness and the unfaithfulness of men, and to remind ourselves that there is One who is absolutely faithful. To be sure, we who know the Lord are called unto faithfulness, and “it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” But our faithfulness is relative; His is absolute. There is no possibility that it can ever fail. “If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful: He cannot deny Himself.” For “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” He is “a merciful and faithful high priest,” for “He is faithful that promised.” Then “let them which suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” “Faithful is He that calleth you, who also will do it.”
Faithful to all His promises,
Found in His precious Word,
Faithful to teach and to chasten,
Faithful and wonderful Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:2 ~ 2 Timothy 2:13 ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 ~ Hebrews 2:17 ~ 1 Peter 4:19 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:24
             
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psa. 103:2).
How easily and quickly we forget the Lord’s mercies to us. It is written of the children of Israel that “they remembered not His hand, nor the day when He delivered them from the enemy.” Many Christians become so engrossed in their business and at being successful in this world that little time and energy is left to think upon the Lord and His blessings and mercies. “Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping His commandments, and His judgments, and His statutes, which I command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein … and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God.” May it not be said of us that “they forgat God their saviour,” or that “they soon forgat His works; they waited not for His counsel,” but may we rather be able to say, by God’s grace, that “I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word,” “for consider how great things He hath done for you.”
Forget not His blessings and mercies,
Ye who know His dear name;
Remember the way He has led thee,
He who is ever the same.
Psalm 78:42 ~ Deuteronomy 8:11‑14 ~ Psalm 106:21 ~ 1 Samuel 12:24
             
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Monday, April 7, 2014

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“Let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear” (Heb. 12:28).
Not only are we saved by grace—“By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God”—but we must also live and love and labor by God’s enabling grace. Only thus can we “serve God acceptably.” And God’s grace has been provided for every possible circumstance and situation which might enter into our lives. “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.” Paul testified that “by the grace of God I am what I am. … I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” So God’s Word encourages us to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” Helpless and needy ourselves, having nothing to offer God except ourselves as living sacrifices, we hear Him saying to us that “My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Let us, therefore, “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
Grace to labor, grace to suffer,
Grace to break the chains of sin,
Grace abundant, all sufficient,
Giving peace and joy within.
Ephesians 2:8 ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8 ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10 ~ 2 Timothy 2:1 ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
             
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