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Blessed is he
who trusts in the LORD
did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,
and being fully assured that what He had promised, He was able also to
perform --The conquered because they trusted in the LORD, the God of their
God is our refuge and strength, a very present
help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea --It is better to
take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in
the LORD than to trust in princes --The steps of a man are established by
the LORD and He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled
headlong because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
O taste and see that the LORD is good. How
blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! O fear the LORD, you His saints,
for to those who fear Him, there is no want.
Pr 16.20 Ro
4.20, 21--2Chr 13.18 Ps. 46.1, 2
Ps 118.8, 9--Ps 37.23, 24 Ps 34.8, 9
In peace I
will both lie down and sleep for Thou alone O LORD dost make me to
dwell in safety.
THOU will not be afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by
day. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you may seek
refuge. His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.-- The way a hen gathers
her chicks under her wings -- He will not allow your foot to slip. He who
keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber
nor sleep. The LORD is your keeper. The LORD is your shade on your right
Let me dwell in Thy tent forever. Let me take refuge in
the shelter of Thy wings.--Even the darkness is not dark to Thee, and the
night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to Thee.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up
for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?-- You
belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.--I will trust, and not be afraid.
Ps 4.8. Ps. 91.5,
Ps 121.3, 4, 5. Ps. 61.4.--Ps. 139.12.
Ro. 8.32.--1Co. 3.23.--Is 12.2.
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by F. B. Meyer
OUR DUTY TOWARDS OUR NEIGHBOUR
"Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself." -- Mat 22:39; Lev 19:9-18.
OUR NEIGHBOUR is the next
person who needs our help, man, woman, or child. It is enough that
your help is needed, and that you are near! As we read this
paragraph from the old Jewish law we see who are our neighbours,
and what we are to do for them.
We must give them a chance
to live (Mat 22:9-10). We have no right to waste anything
that may be of service to others, or to use for ourselves all our
possessions. There must always be a margin left which we can give
to those who are in need. Well would it be if each reader of these
fines would set apart a certain proportion of produce and
increase, as well as money, for the cause of Christ and His poor.
We must not withhold
payments which are due (Mat 22:13). How many tradesmen and
others have been ruined by the long delays of customers in
settling their accounts. If only all Christian people would insist
on paying cash, especially to small shopkeepers, what a blessed
revolution would ensue. It is neither honest nor just to withhold
payment from those to whom it is due.
We must be very gentle and
considerate to those who suffer from any infirmity (Mat 22:14).
God's Love is always endeavouring to make up in some way to those
who are handicapped. The blind Milton sings of Paradise, and Helen
Keller has been enabled to triumph over insuperable obstacles. We
are to become ears to the deaf and eyes to the blind.
We must not hesitate to
rebuke sin (Mat 22:17). This needs deep humility, tact, the
removal of the beam from one's own eye, the love of Christ for
souls; but how much might be done if we would stay the little rift
within the lute!
We must not bear a grudge (Mat 22:18).
All, this is hard! To feel hurt, to take offence, to be cold and
stiff, to stand at a distance, how many of us fail here! But we
must act and speak to others in the power of God's Love, as we
would do if there were no grudge within.
The lawyer asked Christ:
"Who is my neighbour?" suggesting that some one should neighbour
him. Our Lord reversed his inquiry, saying in effect: "Whom will
you neighbour?" If you go through life seeking people to neighbour
you, life will be full of disappointment; but blessed is he who
seeks to neighbour others; he shall not lack those who, in the
hour of trial, will neighbour him.
O Lord, soften our hard and
steely hearts, warm our icy and frozen hearts, that we may wish
well to one another, and may be the true disciples of Jesus
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from the VALLEY OF VISION
by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
soul shall be as a watered garden" (Jeremiah 31:12).
Oh, to have one's soul under heavenly cultivation; no longer a wilderness
but a garden of the LORD! Enclosed from the waste, walled around by grace,
planted by instruction, visited by love, weeded by heavenly discipline,
and guarded by divine power, one's favored soul is prepared to yield fruit
unto the LORD. But a garden may become parched for want of water, and then
all its herbs decline and are ready to die. O my soul, how soon would this
be the case were the LORD to leave thee! In the East, a garden without
water soon ceases to be a garden at all: nothing can come to perfection,
grow, or even live. When irrigation is kept up, the result is charming.
Oh, to have one's soul watered by the Holy Spirit uniformly -- every part
of the garden having its own stream; plentifully -- a sufficient
refreshment coming to every tree and herb, however thirsty by nature it
may be; continually -- each hour bringing not only its heat, but its
refreshment; wisely -- each plant receiving just what it needs. In a
garden you can see by the verdure where the water flows, and you can soon
perceive when the Spirit of God comes. O LORD, water me this day and cause
me to yield Thee a full reward for Jesus' sake. Amen.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, August 29
““Have mercy upon me, O God.”
When Dr. Carey was suffering from a dangerous illness, the enquiry
was made, “If this sickness should prove fatal, what passage would
you select as the text for your funeral sermon?” He replied, “Oh,
I feel that such a poor sinful creature is unworthy to have
anything said about him; but if a funeral sermon must be preached,
let it be from the words, ‘Have mercy upon me, O God, according to
thy lovingkindness; according unto the multitude of thy tender
mercies blot out my transgressions.’” In the same spirit of
humility he directed in his will that the following inscription
and nothing more should be cut on his gravestone:—
William Carey, Born August 17th, 1761: Died - -
“A wretched, poor, and helpless worm
On thy kind arms I fall.”
Only on the footing of free grace can the most experienced and
most honoured of the saints approach their God. The best of men
are conscious above all others that they are men at the best.
Empty boats float high, but heavily laden vessels are low in the
water; mere professors can boast, but true children of God cry for
mercy upon their unprofitableness. We have need that the Lord
should have mercy upon our good works, our prayers, our preachings,
our alms-givings, and our holiest things. The blood was not only
sprinkled upon the doorposts of Israel’s dwelling houses, but upon
the sanctuary, the mercy-seat, and the altar, because as sin
intrudes into our holiest things, the blood of Jesus is needed to
purify them from defilement. If mercy be needed to be exercised
towards our duties, what shall be said of our sins? How sweet the
remembrance that inexhaustible mercy is waiting to be gracious to
us, to restore our backslidings, and make our broken bones
Evening, August 29
““All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made
of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.”
Nazarites had taken, among other vows, one which debarred them
from the use of wine. In order that they might not violate the
obligation, they were forbidden to drink the vinegar of wine or
strong liquors, and to make the rule still more clear, they were
not to touch the unfermented juice of grapes, nor even to eat the
fruit either fresh or dried. In order, altogether, to secure the
integrity of the vow, they were not even allowed anything that had
to do with the vine; they were, in fact, to avoid the appearance
of evil. Surely this is a lesson to the Lord’s separated ones,
teaching them to come away from sin in every form, to avoid not
merely its grosser shapes, but even its spirit and similitude.
Strict walking is much despised in these days, but rest assured,
dear reader, it is both the safest and the happiest. He who yields
a point or two to the world is in fearful peril; he who eats the
grapes of Sodom will soon drink the wine of Gomorrah. A little
crevice in the sea-bank in Holland lets in the sea, and the gap
speedily swells till a province is drowned. Worldly conformity, in
any degree, is a snare to the soul, and makes it more and more
liable to presumptuous sins. Moreover, as the Nazarite who drank
grape juice could not be quite sure whether it might not have
endured a degree of fermentation, and consequently could not be
clear in heart that his vow was intact, so the yielding,
temporizing Christian cannot wear a conscience void of offence,
but must feel that the inward monitor is in doubt of him. Things
doubtful we need not doubt about; they are wrong to us. Things
tempting we must not dally with, but flee from them with speed.
Better be sneered at as a Puritan than be despised as a hypocrite.
Careful walking may involve much self-denial, but it has pleasures
of its own which are more than a sufficient recompense.
J H JOWETT
AUGUST The Twenty-ninth
THE RICHES OF SPIRITUALITY
LET me review some of these riches which are conferred upon the man who has
made his soul the guest-room of spiritual religion.
“Love her, and she shall keep thee.” Spirituality is to be my true
defence. All other ramparts are vulnerable. They are the happy
hunting-ground of the ravages of time; they fail in the crisis; they are
the sure victims of moth and rust. But spirituality keeps me from
childhood to age, and its shields are invincible, even in the hour of
death. “There shall no evil befall thee.”
“Exalt her, and she shall promote thee.” She will lead me in the paths of
progress. Every day she will lead me to new conquests, and in constantly
enriching character I shall move towards life’s appointed goal. Holiness
is the only success worth having. Other successes are like lamps whose
trembling flames are blown out in the first gusty, stormy night. “But the
path of the just is as a shining light that shineth more and more even
unto perfect day.”
“She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace.” Yes, and her
adornments are always beautiful. No beauty ever steals into the human face
comparable with the delicate presence of spirituality. It makes plain
features lovely, and transfigures them with “the glory of the Lord.”
"When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I
mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven!" Nehemiah
Tears were not all. Nehemiah also carried the burden to God in
prayer. He did this before he took any step himself for the relief
of the suffering, and the advancement of his work. Compassion is
Christlike; but tears alone are not enough. This is a lesson we
should not forget in our compassion for others: God cares more for
them than we do, and his compassion is deeper than ours; we may,
therefore, be sure of interest upon His part—when we speak the
names of our friends in His ear. Besides, He knows best how to
help. We should take the burden to Him first—and then be ready to
do whatever He may tell us to do.
The best way for us to help others—usually is to PRAY for them. Of
course praying is not all we should do; Nehemiah did not stop with
tears and prayers. He gave himself to the work in behalf of his
people. He left his luxurious palace, and journeyed away to
Jerusalem, and took earnest hold with both hands, giving all his
energy and influence to the cause.
Likewise, more than tears and prayers are needed; there is
something for us to DO. Many people can weep over distress, and
then pray fervently for the relief that is needed—but never DO
anything themselves! Nehemiah's way is better: sympathy, prayer,
work. This makes a threefold cord which cannot be broken!
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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.
Global Prayer Digest
Unreached People Group of the Day.
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
(This story is intended to describe the lifestyle and issues faced
by this people group)
Remshad sighed as he poured yeast into the mash of grains. Next
the concoction would ferment; then it would be distilled. It was
such a boring, time-consuming, laborious process! He had been
helping his father with the distillery since he was a small boy.
But now as an adult he was ready to do something better—to go to
college and study law or maybe even medicine.
But his father had made it plain that Remshad was expected to take
over the family business. As the oldest child and the only son, it
was traditionally his duty to continue distilling liquor. His
father often reminded Remshad that this profession was not only an
honest one, but one that the Kalwar had been occupied with for
The Kalwar were once well known as distillers and traders of
liquor. They also lived in extended families. But things are
changing. Many members of the younger generation are abandoning
the old ways and moving to the cities to pursue higher education
and become professionals.
While this is causing something of an identity crisis, it could be
advantageous in terms of reaching them with the gospel. Influenced
less by their families, young people are also sometimes less
attached to their family religions of Hinduism or Islam.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray for Kalwar people to become unsettled and discontent with
their current spiritual situation. Pray for God to speak to their
hearts and draw them into His kingdom.
Jeremiah 7:6, NLT
...only if you stop exploiting foreigners, orphans, and widows;
only if you stop your murdering; and only if you stop harming
yourselves by worshiping idols.
Worshiping idols harms us just as exploiting the powerless harms
others! Both evil acts seem so very tempting at first. Initially
they can produce temporary gain. But like a bad habit, the
enjoyment morphs into destruction as Satan gets a tighter grip on
the idolater’s life.
Pray for spiritual wisdom for those who are tempted to worship
idols. Pray that they will understand the end results are
destruction and despondency.—KC
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Restore us, O God of our
salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You
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,
and grant us Your salvation.
O God, restore us And cause
Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. O LORD God of
hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
of Life Action Ministries, has said our greatest obstacle for
revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
Leonard Ravenhill summed it up...
doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
principles apply to revival: We are so self-satisfied that
we don't want revival, so
self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
self-righteous that we can't have revival." (Ouch!)
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May God Grant Us
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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