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December 13, Evening
strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus
with all power according to his glorious might.--As you therefore
have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been
firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in
your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with
-- Oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be
glorified.-- Having been built upon the foundation of the apostles
and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom
the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy
temple in the Lord in whom you also are being built together into
a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
I commend you to God and to the word of His grace,
which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance
among all those who are sanctified -- Having been filled with the
fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the
glory and praise of God.
Fight the good fight of faith.--In no way alarmed
by your opponents
2Ti 2.1. Col.
1.11.--Col. 2.6, 7.--
Isa 61.3.--Ep. 2.20, 21, 22. Ac 20.32.--
Phil 1.11. 1Ti. 6.12.--Phil 1.28.
dost recompense a man according to his work
man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which
is Jesus Christ.--If any man's work which he has built upon it
remains, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work is burned
up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as
through fire --We must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ, that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the
body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad
When when you give alms, do not let your left
hand know what your right hand is doing that your alms may be in
secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you .--After
a long time the master of those slaves came and settled accounts
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider
anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God --LORD,
Thou wilt establish peace for us, since Thou hast also performed
for us all our works.
1Co. 3.11, 14, 15.--
2Co. 5.10. Mt. 6.3, 4.--Mt. 25.19.
2Co. 3.5.--Isa. 26.12.
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by F. B. Meyer
GOD'S THOUGHT OF ME
"Thou art a God that seeth
me."-- Gen 16:13 (R.V. marg.).
"How precious also are Thy
thoughts unto me, O God."-- Psa 139:17.
HAGAR WAS an Egyptian
slave-girl, who had been brought up amid the idolatries of Egypt,
and had no sort of idea that the gods had any personal interest in
so insignificant a human atom as she was. Probably in Abraham's
encampment she had heard of Jehovah, but would doubtless think of
Him as being equally outside the limits of her little life. What
care should the God of her master and mistress have for her, as
she fled from the harsh treatment of Sarah, and was in danger of
perishing in the lonely desert! Then, suddenly, in her despair,
she heard the voice of the Angel-Jehovah speaking to her, and she
called Him "The Living One who seeth me".
To her the thought was an
inspiration and comfort, enabling her to return and submit herself
to Sarah. But to many these words have been a note of fear and
judgment. They have thought of God as spying upon their evil ways,
and have shrunk from the thought of His eye seeing them. That
thought, however, is not the significance of these inspiring
words, but that we can never wander into the far country, or take
one weary step in loneliness without the tender notice of God our
Father, who notices even the sparrow that falls to the ground.
The Psalmist had the same
thought when he wrote the 139th Psalm. When he says that God knows
his downsitting and uprising, that his thoughts and ways are all
open to His Almighty Friend, it is in a tone of rapturous
gladness. It is the prerogative of friendship to love the presence
and thought of a friend, and the crowning characteristic of
Christianity is that we are admitted into personal friendship with
our Lord. He knows our thoughts afar off. With an instant sympathy
He enters into our anxieties and discouragements. Wherever we go
He precedes and brings up the rear; we are beset by His care
behind and before. Let every reader open the door to this great
Friend, remembering that His one test is obedience: "Ye are My
friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you." Thus you will find
His presence the delight of your life (Rev 3:20).
We thank Thee, O God, that
Thou hast been about our path, considering all our ways, and
encompassing us with blessing. Thine eye has been upon us to
deliver our soul from death, and to be our help and shield. For
all Thy gracious care we thank Thee. AMEN.
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
Evening Brightens into Day
It shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
It is a surprise that it should be so; for all things threaten
that at evening I time it shall be dark. God is wont to work in a
way so much above our fears and beyond our hopes that we are
greatly amazed and are led to praise His sovereign grace. No, it
shall not be with us as our hearts are prophesying: the dark will
not deepen into midnight, but it will on a sudden brighten into
day. Never let us despair. In the worst times let us trust in the
Lord who turneth the darkness of the shadow of death into the
morning. When the tale of bricks is doubled Moses appears, and
when tribulation abounds it is nearest its end.
This promise should assist our patience. The light may not fully
come till our hopes are quite spent by waiting all day to no
purpose. To the wicked the sun goes down while it is yet day: to
the righteous the sun rises when it is almost night. May we not
with patience wait for that heavenly light, which may be long in
coming but is sure to prove itself well worth waiting for?
Come, my soul, take up thy parable and sing unto Him who will
bless thee in life and in death, in a manner surpassing all that
nature has ever seen when at its best.
MORNING AND EVENING
Spurgeon's Morning Reading Evening, December 13
“They have dealt treacherously against
Believer, here is a sorrowful truth! Thou art the beloved of the Lord,
redeemed by blood, called by grace, preserved in Christ Jesus, accepted in
the Beloved, on thy way to heaven, and yet, “thou hast dealt
treacherously” with God, thy best friend; treacherously with Jesus, whose
thou art; treacherously with the Holy Spirit, by whom thou hast been
quickened unto life eternal! How treacherous you have been in the matter
of vows and promises. Do you remember the love of your espousals, that
happy time—the springtime of your spiritual life? Oh, how closely did you
cling to your Master then! saying, “He shall never charge me with
indifference; my feet shall never grow slow in the way of his service; I
will not suffer my heart to wander after other loves; in him is every
store of sweetness ineffable. I give all up for my Lord Jesus’ sake.” Has
it been so? Alas! if conscience speak, it will say, “He who promised so
well has performed most ill. Prayer has oftentimes been slurred—it has
been short, but not sweet; brief, but not fervent. Communion with Christ
has been forgotten. Instead of a heavenly mind, there have been carnal
cares, worldly vanities and thoughts of evil. Instead of service, there
has been disobedience; instead of fervency, lukewarmness; instead of
patience, petulance; instead of faith, confidence in an arm of flesh; and
as a soldier of the cross there has been cowardice, disobedience, and
desertion, to a very shameful degree.” “Thou hast dealt treacherously.”
Treachery to Jesus! what words shall be used in denouncing it? Words
little avail: let our penitent thoughts execrate the sin which is so
surely in us. Treacherous to thy wounds, O Jesus! Forgive us, and let us
not sin again! How shameful to be treacherous to him who never forgets us,
but who this day stands with our names engraven on his breastplate before
the eternal throne.
Spurgeon's Evening Reading Evening, December 13
“Salt without prescribing how much.”
Salt was used in every offering made by fire unto the Lord, and from its
preserving and purifying properties it was the grateful emblem of divine
grace in the soul. It is worthy of our attentive regard that, when
Artaxerxes gave salt to Ezra the priest, he set no limit to the quantity,
and we may be quite certain that when the King of kings distributes grace
among his royal priesthood, the supply is not cut short by him. Often are
we straitened in ourselves, but never in the Lord. He who chooses to
gather much manna will find that he may have as much as he desires. There
is no such famine in Jerusalem that the citizens should eat their bread by
weight and drink their water by measure. Some things in the economy of
grace are measured; for instance our vinegar and gall are given us with
such exactness that we never have a single drop too much, but of the salt
of grace no stint is made, “Ask what thou wilt and it shall be given unto
thee.” Parents need to lock up the fruit cupboard, and the sweet jars, but
there is no need to keep the salt-box under lock and key, for few children
will eat too greedily from that. A man may have too much money, or too
much honour, but he cannot have too much grace. When Jeshurun waxed fat in
the flesh, he kicked against God, but there is no fear of a man’s becoming
too full of grace: a plethora of grace is impossible. More wealth brings
more care, but more grace brings more joy. Increased wisdom is increased
sorrow, but abundance of the Spirit is fulness of joy. Believer, go to the
throne for a large supply of heavenly salt. It will season thine
afflictions, which are unsavoury without salt; it will preserve thy heart
which corrupts if salt be absent, and it will kill thy sins even as salt
kills reptiles. Thou needest much; seek much, and have much.
DECEMBER The Thirteenth
THE HOLY AND THE PROFANE
“Put difference between the holy and the unholy.”
—Leviticus 10:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
THE peril of our day is that so many of these differences are growing
faint. The holy merges into the unholy, and we can scarcely see the
dividing line. Black merges into white through manifold shades of grey.
Falsehood slopes into truth through cunning expediences and white lies.
Lust merges into purity through conviviality and geniality and
good-fellowship. So is one thing losing itself in another, and vivid moral
distinctions are being obscured and effaced.
There is only one way to keep these native contrasts in vivid relief, and
that is by living in the unsullied light of God’s holy presence. “In Thy
light shall we see light.” Things are seen in their true colours only when
we bring them before the great white throne. Fabrics seen in the gas-light
reveal quite other shades when we bring them into the light of day. We
must not make our distinctions in the gas-light of worldly standard and
expediency; we must take them into His presence before whose radiance even
the angels veil their faces, and we shall see things as they are, and we
shall know “the difference between the holy and the profane.”
"Year Book" 1895
"Moses alone shall come near unto the Lord. The others must not
come near. And the people may not come up with him." Exodus 24:2
There are always some who are admitted to closer intimacy with
Christ than others. In his first disciple family, John came
nearest. The way is open, however, for all to come as near as they
will. Yet it is not height on earth's hills, that takes us closest
to him. Those are greatest in the kingdom of heaven—so the Master
said—who are most like children; also those who serve the most
sweetly and unselfishly. In the Psalm, too, when the question is
asked, "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord?" the answer
is, "He who has clean hands and a pure heart."
Getting up in the world—may not be getting up toward God; yet we
may rise toward God, and that surely is infinitely the worthiest
aspiration of an immortal soul. Moses was called up near to God
that he might get blessings to carry down to the people. Those who
get closer to God than others—are always privileged to become
blessings to the world. God fills their hands with gifts that they
are to distribute, and reveals to them precious things that they
are to communicate to others.
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= command to make this privilege our practice!) for
yourselves treasure in heaven (cp Mt 6:20-note,
1Th 2:19, 20-note,
Lk 10:2, Col 4:2,3-note,
2Th 3:1, Rev 7:9-note)
We will do much of what we do on earth in heaven, but
one thing we cannot do is share the Gospel and intercede
for souls to be saved. Beloved, let this sobering truth
cause us to
redeem the time,
making the most of the opportunities we have today to
intercede for these innumerable souls who have never
heard the Gospel or the Name of Jesus.
Pray for the unreached people groups.
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refugees from Syria in Iraq
Many of us, upon returning to our home country after a foreign
trip, let out strong, loud cheers! We love coming home. No Kurdish
individual is able to do this because they do not have a country
of their own.
Now many Kurds who adopted Syria as their home have been forced
out of this land by the civil war that rages. On top of not having
a recognized home country, they also have no place to live because
many towns in Syria have been bombed out.
An Iraqi Kurdish journalist, Sherzad Shekhani, said in a 2011
interview, “It seems that the Kurdish people’s destiny, as many of
them confirm, is to suffer. They are still suffering under the
rule of repressive regimes. Kurds are either repressed and
persecuted in their homeland or displaced and exiled.”
Kurdistan was once an established country in the region where
Iraq, Turkey, and Syria intersect. Now, the only area that bears
the name Kurdistan is a small segment of Iraq, which is co-ruled
by Iraqis and Kurds. In recent years, due to the conflict in
Syria, more and more refugees have poured into this (Iraqi) area.
Pray that the Kurdish refugees from Syria will have their physical
and spiritual needs met. Pray that the conflict in Syria will end
soon, and that those responsible for harming the innocent will be
brought to justice. Pray that Kurds from Syria will find their
spiritual home in Jesus.
These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they
have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the
Scripture makes it clear that those who stand before the throne
from every nation, tribe, people, and language will be a special
group of people. They will understand what it means to identify
with the sufferings of Christ. They will have participated in the
greatest harvest for God’s kingdom the world has ever seen. They
are those who truly have something to celebrate at our Lord’s
Pray that soon the church will experience the privilege of being a
part of such a special company.
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be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all
generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your
people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
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doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
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self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
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While we still have time!
God addressed Israel
in the following famous passage but the timeless principle is
apropos to believers in America ...
If I shut up the heavens so
that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then I will hear
from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. (2Chr 7:13, 14)
J. Barton Payne writes that
"This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as
does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national
blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own.
Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that
is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and
only then, will heaven send revival."
May God grant His children
grace to plead for a Spirit driven, God glorifying, Word centered,
Christ exalting revival of the Body of Christ in America.
First of all, then, I urge that
entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on
behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in
order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness
and dignity. (1Ti 2:1,2)
Our Heavenly Father
desires to hear His children cry out with "fasting, sackcloth and
ashes" (Da 9:3), reflecting not the external appearance of our
bodies, but more accurately the internal condition of our hearts -
sinful (Da 9:5 - "we" not "they"!), rejecting His Holy Word
(Da 9:6-"we"), shameful (Da 9:8-"us"), contrite, and
broken (Ps 51:17), over our national rejection of God's righteous
and holy Name...
Daniel's prayer (Da 9:3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) is an
excellent "template" for all saints to emulate as we begin to
intercede with a sense of urgency for
America and especially for God's Name and reputation considering
that the world thinks of us as a "Christian nation" and we once
called ourselves "One Nation Under God"!
Matthew Henry's comments
on Lev 26:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (directed first to Israel but
applicable to any nation that rejects Him)
Among the Israelites, persons
were not always prosperous or afflicted according to their
obedience or disobedience. But national prosperity was the
effect of national obedience, and national judgments
were brought on by national wickedness. Israel was under a
National wickedness will end
in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are
Sooner or later, sin will be
the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.
Oh that, being humbled for
we might avert the rising storm before it bursts upon us!
(Note: Henry's comments
were published in 1706 and national revival, the
First Great Awakening,
occurred in the 1730's and 1740's! Brethren, there is hope because
there is a "God of hope"! Ro 15:13)
God grant that we may, in this
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.
Righteousness exalts a
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
My (Our) soul cleaves
to the dust;
according to Thy word.
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