Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Finished

“Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work.For I came down from Heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me” (John 4:34; 6:38).

“I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do” (John 17:14).

“It is finished” (John 19:30).

To meditate on the finished work of the Lord Jesus here on earth is an awesome contemplation indeed. So often in this life we begin, but never complete, the tasks we have been given. But there was one great work completed by the Lord Jesus Christ, and that was the work of atonement on Calvary.

It was finished there at Calvary,
There the mighty deed was done,
Jesus all the work completed,
There a victory fully won:
There He bore our sins in total,
Died and shed His blood to save;
God, now satisfied forever,
Raised Him from the deadthe grave.

 

             
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Saturday, July 31, 2021

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The Cure

Driving through the crowded city of Cairo, Egypt, the other day, I noticed a large sign advertising a seaside resort where condominiums and other accommodations were offered as an escape from the busyness of life in the city. In large letters the slogan proclaimed,

“I BELIEVE SALTWATER CURES EVERYTHING!”

“Everything?” Well, not quite! It may be helpful in relaxation and the treatment of some physical difficulties. But there is one thing that saltwater definitely will not cure, and that is the disease of sin. There is only one cure for that disease that affects all humanity and that is the blood of Christ. “The blood of Jesus Christcleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).

This is the one and only cure for sin. If you have not availed yourself of this cure, remember that there is no substitute. If we are to be saved from hell and saved for Heaven, it must be by the blood of Jesus. “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

Have you been cured from sin-sickness? If not, don’t delay to take God’s wonderful cure.

 

             
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Friday, July 30, 2021

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Monthly Question Page

Q. Could you explain why the Lord is referred to as the “Word” in John 1:14? Part 2

A. The Lord in His life here in this world fully expressed who God His Father was and what was in His heart. “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him” (John 1:18). At the end of His pathway, the Lord said, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father” (John 14:9)? This was in response to Philip’s request in verse 8, “Show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.”

“GodHath in these last days SPOKEN unto us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). The Son of God has been the full revelation, or expression, of who and what God is. “Who beingthe express image of His person” (verse 3). Every quality and attribute of God the Father has been brought into full and complete display. The Lord Jesus at the end of His life could affirm, “I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do” (John 17:4).

 

             
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Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Listening & Speaking

God gave you two ears and one mouth for a very good reason. This is because the ability to listen is an essential life skill. When I was growing up, my mother would often rebuke me by saying, “Listen to yourself.” This was because I was going on and on about something, and as we often say, running at the mouth. A few times, mother would even quote the words of King Solomon, who said, “Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in Heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few” (Ecclesiastes 5:2).

Sometimes, it is good to stop and listen to ourselves to realize how others are hearing us. If we do this, we can judge what we say before the Lord and often find that it is better not said at all. This exercise can spare us from many an embarrassment and, even more importantly, from saying things that will hurt or discourage others.

Here is a check list you can run through before you speak:

• Think about what you are about to say.

• Check your own heart as to the matter.

• Control your tongueGuard your lips and speak kindly.

And then we can pray, like David, “Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:3).

 

             
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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Monthly Scripture Reading
Zechariah 12

9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for Him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for Him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.

12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;

13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.

 

             
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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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Floated

“And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters” (Genesis 7:17-18).

At a Bible study recently, someone made this interesting and thought-provoking remark: “What flooded the world, floated the ark.”

Noah, because of his faith and obedience, was able to rise above the waters of judgment and rest in perfect peace during the storm that destroyed the world with a flood. We too can rise above the storms and difficulties of life as we find our joy and confidence in the living God and our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. The ark in which Noah and his family were safely housed is a beautiful picture of the Lord Himself, and we are reminded by the Old Testament prophet. “A man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest” (Isaiah 32:2).

If you are going through some stormy circumstances, you don’t have to sink under the trial. Just keep your heart and mind focused on the Lord, the true ark of refuge, and you too can float peacefully on the sea of life.

 

             
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Monday, July 26, 2021

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Dear Young Christian:

“All is vanity and vexation of spirit” (Ecclesiastes 1:14).

In other words, “everything is emptiness and trouble.”

Here in North America where I live, we have more temporal things at our disposal today than a generation ago. But are we really happy? Apart from God and the enjoyment of Christ in the heart there is no real peace, joy, satisfaction, gratification, or stability in life. While we should be thankful for the many practical mercies that God gives us to get us through this world, we know that these in themselves are not what give real substance to our characters and lives.

What are we setting our hearts on? There are many empty, aching, hearts, even among Christians, because the hearts are set on something other than the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here is a good Scripture to keep in mind: “Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2).

Your Christian Friend,

Jim Hyland

 

             
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Sunday, July 25, 2021

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1 Corinthians 15:3-4

“Christ died”
Yes, what a precious truth,
Christ Jesus died for me:
He shed His blood, to cleanse my sin,
On Calvary’s cruel tree.

“He was buried”
He in the tomb was laid,
By faithful, loving hands,
And nothing there could hold my Lord,
Not even Roman bands.

“He rose again”
Triumphantly He rose,
And now He waits above,
To take me there to be with Him,
Where all is peace and love.

And I await that day,
Though filled with praises now,
With worship, thanks, and joyfulness,
Before Him gladly bow.

 

             
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

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The Pit

A converted Chinese man once described his experiences in seeking deliverance from sin in this way:

“I was once in a horrible pit of sin, and for years I cried to Buddha for help; but he replied, ‘You must deaden your consciousness and imagine that you are not in the pit.’

“Then I sought the help of Confucius, and his answer was, ‘You should have followed my teaching, and then you would never have fallen into the pit.’

“At last I turned to Christ, and, with no word of rebuke, He descended into the pit, and, with His pierced hands, brought me up out of it; and we have been walking together ever since!”

Of the sufferings of the Lord Jesus, we read prophetically:

“I am counted with them that go down into the pitThou hast laid Me in the lowest pit.Thou hast afflicted Me with all Thy waves” (Psalm 88:4, 6-7).

As a result, we can say, “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings” (Psalm 40:2).

It is my prayer that every one reading this calendar has been delivered from the pit of sin. If not, “Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts” (Hebrews 3:15).

 

             
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Friday, July 23, 2021

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Your Light

“Ye are the light of the world.Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven” (Matthew 5:14, 16).

Before we can speak for Christ we must shine for Christ.

The story is told of a blind man who was found sitting at the corner of a street in a great city with a lantern beside him. Someone went up to him and asked what he had the lantern there for, seeing that he was blind, and the light was the same to him as the darkness. The blind man replied: “I have it so that no one may stumble over me.”

There is a lesson in this simple story, and something for us to really think about as Christians. Where people don’t read the Bible, many read you and me instead. That is what Paul meant when he said we were to be living epistles of Christ. “Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ” (2 Corinthians 3:2-3). Dwight L. Moody once said, “I would not give much for all that can be done by sermons, if we do not preach Christ by our lives. If we do not commend the Gospel to people by our holy walk and conversation, we shall not win them to Christ.”

 

             
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