Sunday, September 30, 2018

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Yearly Remembrance

“But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year” (Hebrews 10:3).

The sacrifices of the Old Testament and all the ritual and ceremony that accompanied the Law of Moses, could never put away sin. “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins” (Hebrews 10:11).

Even when everything was done exactly to God’s specifications, the instructions were very clear: “And this shall be an everlasting statute unto you, to make an atonement for the children of Israel for all their sins once a year” (Leviticus 16:34).

How different it is with the supreme and incomparable sacrifice of Christ! “But this man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God” (Hebrews 10:12). As a result God can affirm: “And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more” (Hebrews 10:17). What peace, confidence, and joy, this gives us in the presence of our God and Saviour today. “Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2).

 

             
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Saturday, September 29, 2018

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Which Way

A passer-by in a graveyard found the following inscription on a tombstone:

Farewell, my friendly passer-by,

As you are now, so once was I.

As I am now, you soon shall be;

Prepare for death and follow me.

The passer-by stopped and reflected on the message. He was not satisfied with the inclusive destiny. Follow he must, but whither bound? Without further hesitation he stooped and wrote the following below:

To follow you I’m not content,

Unless I know which way you went!

This reminds me of the many people that are unprepared for death. Many try to persuade themselves that with death it’s all over. But is it? God tells us in His Word that death is the portion of all humanity by divine decree. “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27). But the good is in the next verse. “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (verse 28).

 

             
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Friday, September 28, 2018

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Monthly Question Page

Q. Could you explain what is meant by “a sabbath day’s journey” (Acts 1:12)?

A. This is mentioned as the greatest distance a Jew was allowed to travel on the Sabbath. There is no instruction as to this in the law, but when some of the people went out to gather manna on the Sabbath, Moses said, “Abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day” (Exodus 16:29). In New Testament times it was understood that a person might travel two thousand cubits or five eighths of a mile; this extent had been fixed on because when the Israelites were marching they were commanded to keep this distance from the ark (Joshua 3:4). When they were in the land, the distance was reckoned from the gate of the city from which the traveller started. This is what is referred to in Acts 1:12. “Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.” The Lord referred to this custom when He said, concerning the judgment of Jerusalem, “Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day” (Matthew 24:20).

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

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Riches

“Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven” (Proverbs 23:4-5).

There are many warnings in Scripture against making the accumulation of wealth the object of the heart. The person who, trusting in his own wisdom, ignores divine instruction as to this, will find, when too late, that he has set his eyes upon that which is fleeting at best. Earthly treasure is often dissipated and frittered away far more easily than it is collected and accumulated. Like eagles they fly away, leaving the person whose mind was set upon them, disappointed and heart-sick.

Many people will strain every nerve and exhaust every scheme to become possessed of money which they can never enjoy. Even as believers we are slow to learn that riches in themselves do not satisfy the human heart. Therefore Paul said to Timothy, “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17).

 

             
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Monthly Scripture Reading

2 Corinthians 1

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:

2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

 

             
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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Compassion

This morning I am on the Island of St. Kitts, with another missionary friend, and we have been able to give the gospel to the students at a primary school. While we were waiting for our turn to address the children I noticed a motto hanging on the school wall. Here is what it said:

Compassion: Taking time to show you care.

I thought this has a very apt definition, and it made me think of what it said concerning the Lord Jesus when He was here on earth. “When He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion” (Matthew 9:36). “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him” (Mark 1:41). “And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her” (Luke 7:13).

Yes, the Lord had compassion both for multitudes and for individuals, and took the time to show He genuinely cared. In the same way, we too should have that same feeling of concern, both for the lost and for one another. Of our fellow believers, we are exhorted, “Having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous” (1 Peter 3:8). “That the members should have the same care one for another” (1 Corinthians 12:25).

 

             
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Monday, September 24, 2018

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Dear Young Christian:

The English poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, in his tragedy, Macbeth, has Macbeth himself say, “Life’s but a walking shadowIt is a tale.” Moses, in his prayer said, “We spend our years as a tale that is told” (Psalm 90:9).

What tale will your life tell this week? If it were all written up and repeated at the end of the week, would it be worthwhile telling, and would it honor the Lord? Would you be ashamed to even have it told? It is good to live our lives with the realization that everything we do and say is going to be rehearsed when we stand before the Lord in a coming day. “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12). “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof” (Matthew 12:36). “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ” (Romans 14:10).

Our life is a story, and once written with God’s divine pen it cannot be changed. Every day there is a “book of remembrance.written beforethe Lord” (Malachi 3:16).

Your Christian Friend,

Jim Hyland

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Response

“Herein is love, not that we loved God,
but that he loved us, and sent His Son to be
the propitiation for our sins”
(1 John 4:10).

 “The Son of God, who loved me,
and gave Himself for me”
(Galatians 2:20).

“Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it” (Ephesians 5:25).

You and I are loved with a love that longs for a response from its object. The one who loves us with a great and eternal love says, “My son, give me thine heart” (Proverbs 23:26). He asks each one of us, “Lovest thou Me” (John 21:15)?

Each day He waits and looks to be remembered by you and me. Of Israel He had to say, “My people have forgotten Me days without number” (Jeremiah 2:32). Have we forgotten Him and His wonderful love for “days without number?” As we consider that great love, and all He has done for us, let’s remember Him, not only today, but every day from now on.

“We love Him, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

 

             
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

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Home

“In My Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you”
(John 14:2).

I had known him for many years; he was a dear friend; a brother in Christ. When he passed away I had the privilege of speaking at his funeral, and grave side.

Some months later I visited his grave again, this time to see the headstone that his widow had had placed there. I was touched by two words under his name and dates:

“I’m Home”

Yes, I knew with all the certainty of Scripture, and his personal testimony throughout his life, that my friend was indeed “home.” In fact, he told just about everyone he met that he wanted them to not only have a happy life, but a happy eternity too. He always carried some gospel tracts with him, and would give them out whenever there was opportunity.

“Home!” It is a beautiful word. A word that brings comfort, hope, and rest to the weary traveller. Are you on your way home? Home to heaven? Home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ? Is He your Saviour? The home has been prepared through His death, resurrection, and ascension.

 

             
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Friday, September 21, 2018

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Worldly

“Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God” (James 4:4).

Over two hundred years ago, John Newton, author of the well-known hymn, Amazing Grace, wrote the following, based on the above verse:

“Worldly men will be true to their principles, and if we, (as Christians), were as true to ours, the visits between the two parties would be short and seldom.

A Christian in the world is like a man transacting his affairs in the rain. He will not suddenly leave his client because it rains; but the moment the business is done, he is off: as it is said (of those in the early days of Christianity): “And being let go, they went to their own company” (Acts 4:23).”

It has been well said, “we are in the world, but not of the world.”The Lord Himself, said, when praying for His disciples: “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world” (John 17:16).

 

             
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