Monthly Archives: June 2011

Those Who Answered the Call

Those Who Answered the Call “Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power” (2 Thessalonians 1:11). Abraham traveling into the unknown, Joseph remaining faithful in Egypt, Moses crossing the Red Sea, Joshua conquering the Promised… (more…)

The Life Worth Living

The Life Worth Living Jesus said, “I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure.” (John 10:10, Complete Jewish Bible) Your life is a mission underway. Every day that you live, every breath that you take, every talent you have, every person you meet, everything that you do — all factor into the purpose God… (more…)

“Thou art fairer than the children of men.” – Psa_45:2

Morning “Thou art fairer than the children of men.” – Psa_45:2 The entire person of Jesus is but as one gem, and his life is all along but one impression of the seal. He is altogether complete; not only in his several parts, but as a gracious all-glorious whole. His character is not a mass of fair colours mixed confusedly,… (more…)

“For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” – Amo_9:9

Morning “For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.” – Amo_9:9 Every sifting comes by divine command and permission. Satan must ask leave before he can lay a finger upon Job. Nay, more, in… (more…)

A Storm is Coming

A Storm is Coming “The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.” (Job 27:21, Darby) The hope of the hypocrite is confronted by the parable of Job. “This is the portion of a wicked man,” he says, “terrors shall take hold of him as waters, a tempest… (more…)

“Thy Redeemer.” – Isa_54:5

Morning “Thy Redeemer.” – Isa_54:5 Jesus, the Redeemer, is altogether ours and ours for ever. All the offices of Christ are held on our behalf. He is king for us, priest for us, and prophet for us. Whenever we read a new title of the Redeemer, let us appropriate him as ours under that name as much as under any… (more…)

“Help, Lord.” Psa_12:1

Morning “Help, Lord.” – Psa_12:1The prayer itself is remarkable, for it is short, but seasonable, sententious, and suggestive. David mourned the fewness of faithful men, and therefore lifted up his heart in supplication-when the creature failed, he flew to the Creator. He evidently felt his own weakness, or he would not have cried for help; but at the same time… (more…)

“And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish.” – Joh_10:28

Morning “And I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish.” – Joh_10:28 The Christian should never think or speak lightly of unbelief. For a child of God to mistrust his love, his truth, his faithfulness, must be greatly displeasing to him. How can we ever grieve him by doubting his upholding grace? Christian! it is contrary to… (more…)

“And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.”

Morning “And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me.” – Gen_21:6It was far above the power of nature, and even contrary to its laws, that the aged Sarah should be honoured with a son; and even so it is beyond all ordinary rules that I, a poor, helpless, undone sinner,… (more…)

“Delight thyself also in the Lord.” – Psa_37:4

Morning “Delight thyself also in the Lord.” – Psa_37:4 The teaching of these words must seem very surprising to those who are strangers to vital godliness, but to the sincere believer it is only the inculcation of a recognized truth. The life of the believer is here described as a delight in God, and we are thus certified of the… (more…)