Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Morning

There are many exhortations in the Bible that would encourage us to seek the Lord and spend time in His presence in the morning. In other words, start the day off right before the necessities of daily routine take our time and crowd our mind. Here are examples of three persons who practically carried this out in their day-to-day lives:

Solomon said: “In the morning sow thy seed” (Ecclesiastes 11:6). “The seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11), and we certainly need it at the beginning of each day.

David said: “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee, and will look up” (Psalm 5:3). Prayer is our powerhouse to meet every situation we will face today.

David also declared: “I will sing of Thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning” (Psalm 59:16). It is good to begin each day with a note of praise and the joy of the Lord.

Of course, the perfect example is the Lord Jesus Himself: “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed” (Mark 1:35).

 

             
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Monday, July 11, 2022

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Dear Young Christian,

Writing this letter as a cancer patient, I feel like someone’s pet dog…on a short leash. Hooked up to a pain-pump with a three-foot tube conveying hydro-morphine directly into my abdomen, I certainly can’t go very far without feeling the tug of distance and circumstance.

It has reminded me of the closeness and intimacy we have with God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. “Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ” (1 John 1:3).Thankfully (positionally speaking), that leash of communion cannot be broken, although (practically speaking) sometimes the reality of it is not always enjoyed.

Go forth this week in the joy of communion and you will be a happy Christian. Keep close to the Lord, talk often with Him, and listen to Him speak to you, as He delights to do.

When we walk with the Lord
In the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!

John Henry Sammis

Your Christian Friend:

Jim Hyland

 

             
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Sunday, July 10, 2022

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Singing

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving…Come before His presence with singing”
(Psalm 95:2; 100:2).

So often in these pages we stress the joy and privilege of singing hymns of worship, praise, and thanksgiving. Here is a well-known hymn that I believe fits that criteria:

Let saints on earth their anthems raise,
Who taste the Savior’s grace;
Sing, till in heaven they tune His praise,
And hail Him “Prince of Peace.”

Praise Him who laid His glory by
For man’s apostate race;
Praise Him who stooped to bleed and die,
And hail Him “Prince of Peace.”

We soon shall reach the blissful shore,
And view His glorious face;
His name forever to adore,
And hail Him “Prince of Peace.”

Jonathan Evans, 1784

 

             
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Saturday, July 9, 2022

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Redeemed

To be redeemed is to be bought back to be set free. Here are some Scriptures that set forth the characteristics and blessings of those who have been redeemed:

“In whom we have REDEMPTION through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not REDEEMED with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal REDEMPTION for us” (Hebrews 9:12).

“Being justified freely by His grace through the REDEMPTION that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).

“Fear not: for I have REDEEMED thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine” (Isaiah 43:1).

Are these things true of you? If not, this wonderful redemption is available to you right now!

 

             
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Friday, July 8, 2022

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Prophecy

“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:19-21).

The Bible is the only book whose prophecies are unfailingly true, because man cannot tell the future. The writer of Psalm 119 affirmed, “Thou through Thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for Thy testimonies are my meditation” (verses 98-99). In other words, the person who is diligently and prayerfully reading their Bible has more light and understanding as to future events and God’s plans and purposes for this world than others who are not.

Every Scripture and every prophecy will have its fulfillment, and through it all the Lord Jesus will be magnified and glorified.

 

             
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Thursday, July 7, 2022

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Satisfied

“Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee” (Psalm 73:25).

Can you really, in truth, echo these words? Do you truly desire the Lord Jesus above all else? The inspired writer of Psalm 73 had one person and one person alone that captivated his heart and soul, magnified in the context of the above verse:

“Nevertheless I am continually with Thee: Thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with Thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever” (Psalm 73:23-26).

All the writer needed was found in his God! He was content and satisfied with His person.

David found the same, as he penned the following:

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits…Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:2,5).

 

             
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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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No Surprises

We all have surprises as we go through the different facets of life. Sometimes they are good surprises, and sometimes they are not so good, and certainly not so welcome. However, there are no surprises with God our Father. He knows everything that is ahead in your life and mine. It was all planned out in a past eternity.

That’s why we can trust Him without question or hesitation. We need not fear the future. We can have settled, unwavering peace in our hearts. And we can say, “The will of the Lord be done” (Acts 21:14).

No wonder David could say,

“O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it” (Psalm 139:1-6).

What a comfort it is to know that there are no surprises with Him!

 

             
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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Look To Jesus

“They looked unto Him, and were lightened”
(Psalm 34:5).

“Looking unto Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2).

Looking unto Jesus,
Joy has filled my soul;
Gazing at my Savior,
Precious, glorious goal.
Pressing, running forward,
Onward to the mark;
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Light, where once was dark.

Looking unto Jesus,
Nothing else beside,
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
Who once for me has died.
Heavenly Man of splendor,
Beauties, none compare;
Focused on His person,
This is all my care!

 

 

             
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Monday, July 4, 2022

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Dear Young Christian,

Some of us are punctual to a fault. Others are always behind schedule. Often we are too early or too late. And occasionally we are right on time. Thinking of this, a friend of mine, while visiting in our home recently, made this comment: “God is always on time!”

All through the Bible we see this played out time and time again. We see it in the lives of so many Bible characterssuch as in the story of Abraham and Isaac…Joseph being sold into Egypt…the story of Queen Esther…the coming of Christ into the world…indeed, in every facet of God’s plans and purposes.

If this is true, and it is, then what about your life? Can’t you trust Him for perfect planning and scheduling? Sometimes it may not seem right to us, but remember we are never wiser than the One who knows “the end from the beginning.” Also remember, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1).

Your Christian Friend,

Jim Hyland

 

             
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Sunday, July 3, 2022

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The Savior

Today we worship a crucified Savior:

“But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14).

Today we worship a risen Savior:

“He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” (Matthew 28:6).

Today we worship an ascended Savior:

“He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that He might fill all things” (Ephesians 4:10).

Today we worship a coming Savior:

“I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3).

What a glorious meditation the person and work of Christ is! Open your Bible and read portions concerning the cross of Calvary. Find verses regarding His resurrection. Turn to Scriptures that speak of His ascension. Read and rejoice in the truth of His soon return.

 

             
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