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Let my meditation be
pleasing to Him as for me, I shall be glad in the LORD
AS an apple tree
among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his
shade I took great delight and sat down, and his fruit was sweet to my taste --For
who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty
is like the LORD
is dazzling and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand --One pearl of great
ruler of the kings of the earth.
is like gold, pure gold; His locks are like clusters of dates, And black as
a raven --The head over all things.--He is... head of the body,
His cheeks are
like a bed of balsam, Banks of sweet-scented herbs --He could not escape
notice. -- His lips are lilies, dripping with liquid myrrh.-- Never did a
man speak the way this man speaks. -- His appearance is like Lebanon, choice
as the cedars.--Make thy face to shine upon Thy
servant.--Lift up the light of Thy countenance upon us, O LORD!
Ps 104.34. Song. 2.3.--Ps 89.6.
Mt 13.46.--Rev 1.5. Song. 5.11.--Ep. 1.22.--Col. 1.18. Song. 5.13.-- Mk.
7.24. Song. 5.13.--Jn 7.46. Song. 5.15.--Ps. 31.16.--Ps. 4.6.
My Father, if
it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as
NOW My soul has
become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But
for this purpose I came to this hour. -- I have come down from heaven,
not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.--He humbled Himself
by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross --In the
days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud
crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard
because of His piety. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the
things which He suffered.
Do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He
will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?--Thus it
is written, that the Christ should suffer and rise again from the dead the
third day and that repentance for forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in
His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Mt. 26.39. Jn 12.27. Jn 6.38.--
Phil 2.8.--Heb 5.7, 8. Mt. 26.53.--
Lk. 24.46, 47.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE GRACE OF CHRISTIAN SPEECH
"He that will love life, and see
good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they
speak no guile."-- 1Pe 3:10.
"Let your speech be alway with
grace, seasoned with salt." --
THE IDEAL of Christian speech is
given in the Apostle's words to the Colossians. Our speech should be
always gracious; and grace stands for mercifulness, charity, the
willingness to put the best constructions upon the words and actions of
another. It is a great help in dealing with envy, jealousy, or unkind
feeling to compel our lips to speak as Christ would have them. If you are
jealous of another, the temptation is to say unkind or depreciating
things, but if we live in the power of the Holy Spirit, He will enable us
to check such words and replace them by those that suggest kindly
consideration on the part of ourselves and others. Endeavour to say all
the good that can be said, and none of the evil. It is remarkable that
when we make the effort to speak kindly on behalf of those against whom we
feel exasperated, the whole inward temper changes and takes on the tone of
There should be salt in our
speech--purity, antiseptic, and sparkling like the Book of Proverbs. A
playful wit, a bright repartee, are not inconsistent with the Apostle's
standard, but whenever we mix in conversation with people, they should be
aware of an element in us which makes it impossible for them to indulge in
ill-natured gossip or coarse jokes.
We must continue in prayer that God
would open to us doors of utterance, so that we may speak of the hidden
beauty and glory of our Saviour. Sometimes, also, when we are hard pressed
to know how to answer difficult questions, it is given to us in that same
hour how we ought to speak, and we find that the Holy Spirit has found an
utterance by our lips (Lk 12:12; 1Pe 3:15).
It is recorded of our Lord that
during His trial He spoke not a word to Pilate or Herod, but as soon as He
reached the Cross, He poured out His heart as their Intercessor, saying:
"Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do!" Speak more to God
than to men who may be reviling and threatening you. It is blessed to
realize that He is able to guard the door of our lips, for probably there
is no part of our nature that stands more in need of His keeping power.
Live in us, Blessed Lord, by Thy
Holy Spirit, that our lives may be gospels of helpfulness and blessedness.
May all foolish talking and covetousness, bitterness, wrath, and anger be
put away from us, with all malice. AMEN.
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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)
Broad Rivers Without Galleys
"But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and
streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship
pass thereby" (Isaiah 33:21).
The LORD will be to us the greatest good without any of the drawbacks
which seem necessarily to attend the best earthly things. If a city is
favored with broad rivers, it is liable to be attacked by galleys with
oars and other ships of war. But when the LORD represents the abundance of
His bounty under this figure, He takes care expressly to shut out the fear
which the metaphor might suggest. Blessed be His perfect love! LORD, if
Thou send me wealth like broad rivers, do not let the galley with oars
come up in the shape of worldliness or pride. If Thou grant me abundant
health and happy spirits, do not let "the gallant ship" of carnal ease
come sailing up the flowing flood. If I have success in holy service,
broad as the German Rhine, yet let me never find the galley of
self-conceit and self-confidence floating on the waves of my usefulness.
Should I be so supremely happy as to enjoy the light of Thy countenance
year after year, yet let me never despise Thy feeble saints, nor allow the
vain notion of my own perfection to sail up the broad rivers of my full
assurance. LORD, give me that blessing which maketh rich and neither
addeth sorrow nor aideth sin.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Sept 22
“Let Israel rejoice in him.”
Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has
its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy
God, for thou canst sing with David, “God, my exceeding joy.” Be
glad that the Lord reigneth, that Jehovah is King! Rejoice that he
sits upon the throne, and ruleth all things! Every attribute of God
should become a fresh ray in the sunlight of our gladness. That he
is wise should make us glad, knowing as we do our own foolishness.
That he is mighty, should cause us to rejoice who tremble at our
weakness. That he is everlasting, should always be a theme of joy
when we know that we wither as the grass. That he is unchanging,
should perpetually yield us a song, since we change every hour. That
he is full of grace, that he is overflowing with it, and that this
grace in covenant he has given to us; that it is ours to cleanse us,
ours to keep us, ours to sanctify us, ours to perfect us, ours to
bring us to glory—all this should tend to make us glad in him. This
gladness in God is as a deep river; we have only as yet touched its
brink, we know a little of its clear sweet, heavenly streams, but
onward the depth is greater, and the current more impetuous in its
joy. The Christian feels that he may delight himself not only in
what God is, but also in all that God has done in the past. The
Psalms show us that God’s people in olden times were wont to think
much of God’s actions, and to have a song concerning each of them.
So let God’s people now rehearse the deeds of the Lord! Let them
tell of his mighty acts, and “sing unto the Lord, for he hath
triumphed gloriously.” Nor let them ever cease to sing, for as new
mercies flow to them day by day, so should their gladness in the
Lord’s loving acts in providence and in grace show itself in
continued thanksgiving. Be glad ye children of Zion and rejoice in
the Lord your God.
Evening, Sept 22
heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that
is higher than I.”
Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed in
heart; emptied as when a man wipeth a dish and
turneth it upside down; submerged and thrown on
our beam ends like a vessel mastered by the
storm. Discoveries of inward corruption will do
this, if the Lord permits the great deep of our
depravity to become troubled and cast up mire
and dirt. Disappointments and heart-breaks will
do this when billow after billow rolls over us,
and we are like a broken shell hurled to and fro
by the surf. Blessed be God, at such seasons we
are not without an all-sufficient solace, our
God is the harbour of weather-beaten sails, the
hospice of forlorn pilgrims. Higher than we are
is he, his mercy higher than our sins, his love
higher than our thoughts. It is pitiful to see
men putting their trust in something lower than
themselves; but our confidence is fixed upon an
exceeding high and glorious Lord. A Rock he is
since he changes not, and a high Rock, because
the tempests which overwhelm us roll far beneath
at his feet; he is not disturbed by them, but
rules them at his will. If we get under the
shelter of this lofty Rock we may defy the
hurricane; all is calm under the lee of that
towering cliff. Alas! such is the confusion in
which the troubled mind is often cast, that we
need piloting to this divine shelter. Hence the
prayer of the text. O Lord, our God, by thy Holy
Spirit, teach us the way of faith, lead us into
thy rest. The wind blows us out to sea, the helm
answers not to our puny hand; thou, thou alone
canst steer us over the bar between yon sunken
rocks, safe into the fair haven. How dependent
we are upon thee—we need thee to bring us to
thee. To be wisely directed and steered into
safety and peace is thy gift, and thine alone.
This night be pleased to deal well with thy
SEPTEMBER The Twenty-second
THE HANDFUL OF MEAL
1Kings 17:8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16.
WHAT marvellous “coincidences” are prepared by Providential grace! The poor
widow is unconsciously ordained to entertain the prophet! The ravens will
be guided to the brook Cherith! “I have commanded them to feed thee
there.” Our road is full of surprises. We see the frowning, precipitous
hill, and we fear it, but when we arrive at its base we find a refreshing
spring! The Lord of the way had gone before the pilgrim. “I go to prepare
... for you.”
But how strange that a widow with only “a handful of meal” should be
“commanded” to offer hospitality! It is once again “the impossible” which
is set before us. It would have been a dull commonplace to have fed the
prophet from the overflowing larder of the rich man’s palace. But to work
from an almost empty cupboard! That is the surprising way of the Lord. He
delights to hang great weights on apparently slender wires, to have great
events turn on seeming trifles, and to make poverty the minister of “the
indescribable riches of Christ.”
The poor widow sacrificed her “handful of meal,” and received an unfailing
supply. And this, too, is the way of the Lord.
“Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee,
Repaid a thousand fold will be.”
"Year Book" 1895
"Follow my example—as I follow the example of Christ." 1
"Be imitators of me—as I also am of Christ." 1 Corinthians 11:1
One way in which God reveals himself to us, is through the lives
of the godly and the saintly. Next to living in direct communion
with him—is living with others who thus live with him. Converse
with those who lie in Christ's bosom and who know the secret of
the Lord, cannot but greatly enrich our own knowledge of divine
things. Yet in these busy days we are quite in danger of losing
almost altogether out of our lives, this rich means of grace. One
has said: "Do not think it wasted time— to submit yourself to any
influence which may bring upon you any noble feeling."
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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
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Dalera People
Tejas, a Dalera basket weaver, quickly finished the last detail on
the lovely cane basket. Then he prepared to leave his house to
sell all the new baskets he had made to a local businessman. With
pleasure he looked over all the items he had for sale: all
different sizes and shapes of baskets, plus baskets for fish
traps, bamboo toys, and even some earplugs. He was especially
proud of a picnic basket that he felt would bring a good price
from the market. Suddenly his little boy ran to him to say, “Good
Bye!” Reaching down, he gave his son a little home-made toy horse.
Screaming with delight, the child hugged his father.
“Dalera” is derived from a Hindi work for basket. There are
approximately 18,000 members of this people group, and they live
primarily in northern India. Although today the majority of the
Dalera people are landowners and farmers, there are some who
continue in the occupation of basket weaving. Their strong
communities are self-governing and problems such as divorce,
adultery, stealing or criminal acts are taken to an appointed
caste council to be settled. They are loyal to their Hindu gods
and worship many of the deities, including those honored at many
of the Hindu festivals. There are no known followers of Christ
among the Dalera people. There have been efforts to reach them
with the gospel, but they have not yet responded.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to rip the veil from Dalera hearts that
keeps them from embracing Jesus. Pray that serious efforts will be
made to reach them for Christ. Pray that the Dalera people will
know the truth and light of Jesus.
I Timothy 2:8-10, Message
Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is
for men to pray-not shaking angry fists at enemies, but raising
holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men
in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing
the latest fashions, but doing something beautiful for God and
becoming beautiful doing it.
What a great picture of how to spend time with God by interceding
for unreached peoples, as He is transforming you into His
beautiful likeness! Thank Him for the privilege of being used by
Him as you roll up your sleeves and work with Him through
intercessory prayer and service.-RR
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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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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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"I came that they might have life