Thursday, October 2, 2014

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“God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
There are those who would limit the “whosoever” of John 3:16 and tell us that it means only the elect. They say that Christ did not die for all, but for certain chosen people. What a strange and Christ-dishonoring teaching this is, for God’s Word tells us that “He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world,” and that “we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.” Further, “the man Christ Jesus … gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” If Christ did not die for all, then we must conclude also that all men did not become sinners by Adam’s sin. “As by the offense of one [Adam] judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one [Christ] the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.” Thank God that, without exception, “whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” “And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”
Christ died for all men everywhere;
Whosoever will may come;
His blood will cleanse you from your sins,
And His grace will take you home.
1 John 2:2 ~ Hebrews 2:9 ~ 1 Timothy 2:5‑6 ~ Romans 5:18 ~ Romans 10:13 ~ Revelation 22:17
             
September 2014
S M T W T F S
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October 2014
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November 2014
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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“I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me” (Psa. 57:2).
Blessed is that Christian who trusts God to perform all things for him, for he will be found praying about all things, in obedience to God’s Word to “be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Thus praying, he can say of God confidently that “He performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with Him.” He can also say that “the Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of Thine own hands.” The Lord says to His own that “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.” He who can truthfully say, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him,” can be sure that He who is “wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working” will undertake in his every need. Our Saviour, whose “delights were with the sons of men” and who “delighteth in mercy,” loves to be trusted and prayed to, and He tells us to “commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.”
He loves to undertake for those
Who cast their care upon Him,
Who rest and rejoice in His Word,
By faith, though our sight be dim.
Philippians 4:6 ~ Job 23:14 ~ Psalm 138:8 ~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~ Psalm 62:5 ~ Isaiah 28:29 ~ Proverbs 8:31 ~ Micah 7:18 ~ Psalm 37:5
             
September 2014
S M T W T F S
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
             
October 2014
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November 2014
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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“Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous” (1 Peter 3:8).
“Be courteous.” One might think that true Christians would need no such exhortation, but that we would naturally, as believers in Christ, “be courteous” to one another, and even to all men. But such is not the case. Were the Corinthian believers showing courtesy when “brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers”? Were they manifesting courtesy when “there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions”? And how is our own courtesy? Do we show friendliness and kindness in the home, among our workfellows, and toward the saints, remembering that “he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city”? How needful that we “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.” We manifest Christ in our lives “by pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned.” So “be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted,” and “see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently.”
Be courteous to all you meet,
And tender and kind and true;
God will repay you in His way;
He will show grace to you.
1 Corinthians 6:6 ~ 1 Corinthians 3:3 ~ Proverbs 16:32 ~ Colossians 3:12‑13 ~ 2 Corinthians 6:6 ~ Ephesians 4:32 ~ 1 Peter 1:22
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Monday, September 29, 2014

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“Thus saith the Lord … for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them” (Ezek. 11:5).
“Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?” “Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off. … For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether,” and “neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.” “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringeth into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” “Doth not He see my ways, and count all my steps?” So “search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
He looks upon the hearts of men;
He sees the good and the bad;
He traces His children’s pathway;
He knows when we’re sad or glad.
Matthew 9:4 ~ Psalm 139:2 ~ Psalm 139:4 ~ Hebrews 4:13 ~ Jeremiah 17:9‑10 ~ 2 Corinthians 10:4‑5 ~ Job 31:4 ~ Psalm 139:23‑24
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

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“Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded” (Prov. 13:13).
A Christian’s love for the Lord may be accurately measured by his love for the Word, for our Lord said, “If ye love Me, keep My commandments,” and “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.” Let no one who neglects and lightly esteems the Word of God talk about his love for the Lord. If you would “delight thyself also in the Lord,” it must be because “Thy testimonies also are my delight, and my counselors,” for what can we know about the Lord Jesus, except what He has told us in His Word? He said that “the Scriptures … are they which testify of Me.” If we truly love Him, we can say, “O how love I Thy law! It is my meditation all the day,” and “therefore I love Thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.” So “be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves,” for “whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
To know the Word and not do it
Brings reproach upon His name;
His Word is a light to our path;
Obeyed, it keeps us from shame.
John 14:15 ~ John 8:31‑32 ~ Psalm 37:4 ~ Psalm 119:24 ~ John 5:39 ~ Psalm 119:97 ~ Psalm 119:127 ~ James 1:22 ~ James 1:25
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

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“My prayer returned into mine own bosom” (Psa. 35:13).
Prayer not only brings blessing to those prayed for, it also brings blessing to those who pray, for, in order to pray effectually, we must be in close fellowship with the Lord. “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me,” for “whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.” Thus we “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.” By His provision through Christ, we “cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” So prayer brings blessing to the pray-er because it keeps us desirous of fellowship with God. Prayer also brings a blessing to the one who prays because it turns us from self-centeredness to concern for others, so that we no longer “look … every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others,” as we seek in prayer to “bear … one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Further, prayer makes us dependent upon God, causing us to realize that “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” “My prayer returned into mine own bosom.”
To pray in the Spirit to God,
We must draw nigh unto Him;
Then His blessing comes to our hearts,
And things of the world grow dim.
Psalm 66:18 ~ 1 John 3:22 ~ Hebrews 10:22 ~ 2 Corinthians 7:1 ~ Philippians 2:4 ~ Galatians 6:2 ~ James 1:17
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Friday, September 26, 2014

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“Behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house. … The waters were to the ankles. Again … the waters were to the knees. Again … the waters were to the loins. Afterward … it was a river that I could not pass over … waters to swim in” (Ezek. 47:1-5).
Ezekiel was given a prophetic vision of the millennial temple, from whence our Lord Jesus shall reign over all the earth. Then “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” But it will not detract from that future scene of blessing to remind ourselves that for us now, those waters picture God’s abounding grace toward His own. Our Lord told the Samaritan woman that “whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life,” and His gracious invitation to all is, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters,” “and whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” And as we come to Him and go on with Him, we learn that “where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” As we “grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,” we learn that His grace is all sufficient, “a river that I could not pass over … waters to swim in.”
“Rivers of living water” flow
From the Person of our Lord;
“Waters to swim in,” depth untold,
Come forth from the living Word.
Isaiah 11:9 ~ John 4:14 ~ Isaiah 55:1 ~ Revelation 22:17 ~ Romans 5:20 ~ 2 Peter 3:18
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

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“I being in the way, the Lord led me” (Gen. 24:27).
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with His hand.” God is genuinely concerned about His redeemed children and wants to lead us “in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake,” and “if any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine.” So we are told to “be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.” He has promised that “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with Mine eye.” “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” “Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.” So “show me Thy ways, O Lord; teach me Thy paths. Lead me in Thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on Thee do I wait all the day,” and He promises that when we “in all thy ways acknowledge Him … He shall direct thy paths.”
I would walk in the ways of the Lord,
Trusting Him to lead and to guide,
For His Word is a lamp to my feet,
Trustworthy, whatever betide.
Psalm 37:23‑24 ~ Psalm 23:3 ~ John 7:17 ~ Romans 12:2 ~ Psalm 32:8 ~ John 8:12 ~ Deuteronomy 5:32 ~ Psalm 25:4‑5 ~ Proverbs 3:6
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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“There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord” (Prov. 21:30).
What God has purposed and promised, He will fulfill, in spite of all the liberals and atheists and unbelievers. “Surely the wrath of man shall praise Thee: the remainder of wrath shalt Thou restrain.” This is to say that God will fulfill His purposes in the world and with His own people in spite of all opposition. “We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth,” and He “worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.” He “is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working,” and “hath He said, and shall He not do it? Or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?” And all this is “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 … and hath put all things under His feet.” “The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.” “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning … saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure,” “for I will hasten My word to perform it.”
God’s Word is very, very sure;
What He promises, He’ll do;
Satan and men may oppose Him;
He’ll see His promises through.
Psalm 76:10 ~ 2 Corinthians 13:8 ~ Ephesians 1:11 ~ Isaiah 28:29 ~ Numbers 23:19 ~ Ephesians 1:19‑20 ~ Ephesians 1:22 ~ Isaiah 14:24 ~ Isaiah 46:9‑10 ~ Jeremiah 1:12
             
August 2014
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September 2014
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October 2014
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).
“The law of the Spirit,” the principle by which the Spirit works in our lives as Christians, is that “of life in Christ Jesus.” Though we are told that “if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” and that we are to “walk in the Spirit, and [so] shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh,” the Holy Spirit does not thus enable us to live for God’s glory by calling our attention to Himself. Rather, He directs our hearts to Another, the Lord Jesus Christ, and keeps us “looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.” The purpose of our being “strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man” is “that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” Our Lord said that the Holy Spirit “shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall show it unto you.” If we have “the righteousness of the law … fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit,” it is because the Spirit is actualizing in us “life in Christ Jesus,” pointing us to “Christ, who is our life.”
The Spirit points us to the Lord,
By whose grace we’ve been made free;
His life within gives us the power
To live for eternity.
Galatians 5:25 ~ Galatians 5:16 ~ Hebrews 12:2 ~ Ephesians 3:16‑19 ~ John 16:14 ~ Romans 8:4 ~ Colossians 3:4
             
August 2014
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October 2014
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