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September 4, Morning

 September 4, Evening

Wait, my daughter


TAKE care, and be calm, have no fear and do not be fainthearted --"Cease striving and know that I am God --Did I not say to you, if you believe, you will see the glory of God? --The pride of man will be humbled, And the loftiness of men will be abased, And the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
      Mary... was listening to the Lord's word seated at His feet...Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her--In repentance and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.--Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah
      Rest in the L
ORD, and wait patiently for Him. Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.
      He will not fear evil tidings. His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is upheld
      He who believes in it will not be disturbed.

Ru.3:18. Is 7.4.--Ps. 46.10.--
Jn 11.40.--Isa 2.17. Lk 10.39, 42.--
Isa 30.15.--Ps 4.4. Ps 37.7. Ps 112.7, 8.
Isa 28.16.

What I do you do not realize now, but you shall understand hereafter


THOU shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
      Then I passed by you and saw you, and behold, you were at the time for love...I also swore to you and entered into a covenant with you so that you became Mine," declares the Lord GOD.--Whom the Lord loves He disciplines.
      Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation.--For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Jn 13.7. Dt 8.2. Eze. 16.8.--Heb. 12.6.
1Pe 4.12, 13.--2Co. 4.17, 18.

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September 4

WHEAT AND TARES

"But while he slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."-- Mt 13:25.

HOW CLEARLY our Lord taught the personality of Satan! In His explanation of this parable, He said distinctly, "The enemy that sowed them is the devil." He knew that in every heart--in the Church as well as in the world--the great enemy of God's Kingdom, and of human happiness, is always at work, sowing tares. The seed may be very small, but in a single night irreparable injury may be wrought.

Notice that we become as the seed we receive--those who receive the wheat-seed become wheat; those who receive the tare-seed become tares. "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he." How careful we should be over the books we read, the companionship and friendship that we form, the recreations that we take part in. Such are some of the processes by which our characters are being made. If we are thoughtless and careless, we expose ourselves to the reception of tare-seed, which germinates into weeds and rubbish. Of course, if our necessary duties take us into scenes where evil is rife, we may claim the keeping power of Christ, and hide ourselves in Him. As the doctor or nurse will saturate themselves with disinfectant when called to a house where plague or fever is incurred, so the Holy Spirit, in whom we may bathe our souls, will be as the antiseptic, and deliver us from the microbes of temptation (Gal 5:16, 17).

There is not much difference, it is said, between wheat and tares, in the earlier stages of growth; it is only when the harvest comes that the distinction is dearly defined. So in the Church and the world, there are many counterfeits, people who seem to be good and true, but they are not what they seem, and in the day of reckoning they will be rooted up and cast forth as rubbish. The two classes that will be rejected at last are "All that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity" (Mt 13:41, R.V.). It may be that you are not amongst those that do iniquity, in any of its glaring forms, but are you causing others to stumble by your inconsistent behaviour or worldliness? Let each of us carefully examine ourselves, and open our hearts to receive from the hand of the Lord Jesus the incorruptible seed which He waits to implant by His Word.

PRAYER

Give us a pure judgment and a true understanding of Thy Word, O Lord, that we may not be deceived and carried away by any error; but grant that we may grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. AMEN.

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Sept 4
Victory Without Battle

"But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen"   (Hosea 1:7).

Precious Word. Jehovah Himself will deliver His people in the greatness of His mercy, but He will not do it by the ordinary means, Men are slow to render to God the glory due unto His name. If they go to battle with sword and bow and win the victory, they ought to praise their God; yet they do not, but begin to magnify their own right arm and glory in their horses and horsemen. For this reason our Jehovah often determines to save His people without second means, that all the honor may be to Himself alone. Look, then, my heart, to the LORD alone and not to man. Expect to see God all the more clearly when there is no one else to look to. If I have no friend, no adviser, no one at my back, let me be none the less confident if I can feel that the LORD Himself is on my side; yea, let me be glad if He gives victory without battle, as the text seems to imply. Why do I ask for horses and horsemen if Jehovah Himself has mercy upon me and lifts up His arm for my defense! Why need I bow or sword if God will save? Let me trust and not be afraid from this day forth and for evermore. Amen.

SPURGEON'S
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Morning, September 4
““I will; be thou clean.”
Mark 1:41
Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat, “light be,” and straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus is equal in majesty to that ancient word of power. Redemption like Creation has its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy yielded to no human remedies, but it fled at once at the Lord’s “I will.” The disease exhibited no hopeful signs or tokens of recovery, nature contributed nothing to its own healing, but the unaided word effected the entire work on the spot and forever. The sinner is in a plight more miserable than the leper; let him imitate his example and go to Jesus, “beseeching him and kneeling down to him.” Let him exercise what little faith he has, even though it should go no further than “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean;” and there need be no doubt as to the result of the application. Jesus heals all who come, and casts out none. In reading the narrative in which our morning’s text occurs, it is worthy of devout notice that Jesus touched the leper. This unclean person had broken through the regulations of the ceremonial law and pressed into the house, but Jesus so far from chiding him broke through the law himself in order to meet him. He made an interchange with the leper, for while he cleansed him, he contracted by that touch a Levitical defilement. Even so Jesus Christ was made sin for us, although in himself he knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. O that poor sinners would go to Jesus, believing in the power of his blessed substitutionary work, and they would soon learn the power of his gracious touch. That hand which multiplied the loaves, which saved sinking Peter, which upholds afflicted saints, which crowns believers, that same hand will touch every seeking sinner, and in a moment make him clean. The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves, he looks, he touches us, we live.

Evening, September 4
““Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have.”
Leviticus 19:36
Weights, and scales, and measures were to be all according to the standard of justice. Surely no Christian man will need to be reminded of this in his business, for if righteousness were banished from all the world beside, it should find a shelter in believing hearts. There are, however, other balances which weigh moral and spiritual things, and these often need examining. We will call in the officer tonight.
The balances in which we weigh our own and other men’s characters, are they quite accurate? Do we not turn our own ounces of goodness into pounds, and other persons’ bushels of excellence into pecks? See to weights and measures here, Christian. The scales in which we measure our trials and troubles, are they according to standard? Paul, who had more to suffer than we have, called his afflictions light, and yet we often consider ours to be heavy—surely something must be amiss with the weights! We must see to this matter, lest we get reported to the court above for unjust dealing. Those weights with which we measure our doctrinal belief, are they quite fair? The doctrines of grace should have the same weight with us as the precepts of the word, no more and no less; but it is to be feared that with many one scale or the other is unfairly weighted. It is a grand matter to give just measure in truth. Christian, be careful here. Those measures in which we estimate our obligations and responsibilities look rather small. When a rich man gives no more to the cause of God than the poor contribute, is that a just ephah and a just hin? When ministers are half starved, is that honest dealing? When the poor are despised, while ungodly rich men are held in admiration, is that a just balance? Reader, we might lengthen the list, but we prefer to leave it as your evening’s work to find out and destroy all unrighteous balances, weights, and measures.

J H JOWETT
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SEPTEMBER The Fourth
A PORTRAIT OF A GREAT SUPPLIANT

Matthew 8:5, 6,7,8, 9,10, 11,12, 13.

HERE we have the grace of sympathy; one man troubled about the sickness of another. We are drawing very near to the Lord when our soul vibrates responsively to another man’s need. We can measure our likeness to the Lord by the range of our sensitiveness to the world’s sorrow and pain. Our God is the “Father of pities”; He is sensitive in every direction, no side is numb, and we are putting on His likeness in proportion as we attain an all-round responsiveness to the cries of human need.

And here we have the grace of humility. “I am not worthy!” Our pride always blocks “the way of the Lord.” Our humility makes us porous to the Divine. The “poor in spirit” are already in the kingdom, and the gracious powers of the kingdom are commanded to attend their bidding.

And here we have the grace of faith. “Only say the word!” The centurion conceives the Lord’s words as soldiers attending on the Lord’s will. Let one be spoken, and at once the mission is executed. And so it is. “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” His words are vehicles of power, and when they are spoken, miracles are always wrought. “The entrance of Thy word giveth light.”
 

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September 4.

"Do not be dejected and sad—for the joy of the Lord is your strength!" Nehemiah 8:10

If we would be strong for service, and would do our best always—we must cultivate a joyful spirit. No duty is urged in the Bible more earnestly, than the duty of Christian joy. Of course we must make sure that it is the 'joy of the Lord' which we have. We must draw the water of our gladness—out of the wells of salvation, and not out of the muddy pools of earth! The 'joy of the Lord' comes from the heart of Christ. When we have this joy—we are strong; for joy inspires us, fills us with hope and courage. When we can sing at our toil, or in our sorrow—we have the Lord's strength—and are in no danger of being overcome.

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Store up (present imperative = 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 and Joshua Project Unreached People Group of the Day.
 

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September 4 -The number of rescued children soon grew, thus beginning Amy Carmichael’s new ministry. When the children were asked what drew them to Amy, they most often replied “It was love, Amma (Amy) loved us.”
Respecting Indian culture, members of the organization wore Indian dress and gave rescued children Indian names. Carmichael herself dressed in Indian clothes, dyed her skin with dark coffee, and often traveled long distances on India’s hot, dusty roads to save just one child from suffering.
In 1912 Queen Mary recognized the great work of Amy Carmichael and helped fund a hospital at the Dohnavur Fellowship.
In 1926 Amy fell and broke her leg, dislocating her ankle, and twisting her spine. She was confined to chair and bed until her death in 1951. During these years she wrote books, leaving an immeasurable treasure for us. She, who had never borne children, was known over all India, even in high governmental places as “Amma,” mother.
Dohnavur Fellowship continues today, staffed by many who grew up there. It remains the same, based on the Scriptures and the command to love one another. Almighty God’s influence through His servants eventually affected legislation regarding involvement of children in temple operations and treatment of widows.

Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that those who are part of that fellowship will walk in obedience to the One Who died in their place, carrying the message of love and obedience to those who walk in darkness.

James 3:15-16, NLT
For jealousy and selfishness is not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind.
It is perfectly human to fall into the sins of jealousy and selfishness. It goes along with our fallen nature. Without closely following the leading of the Holy Spirit we quickly fall into selfish patterns. James warns us that it goes beyond human failings; such things are actually demonic.

Pray for the Hindu peoples of India who are involved with the vice trade to have a healthy fear of the Lord that will lead them away from selfishness and greed.—KC

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Ezekiel 6:8-14

Ezekiel 7:1-3
Ezekiel 7:14-22
Ezekiel 7:23-27

Ezekiel 8:1-9
Ezekiel 8:10-18

Ezekiel 9:1-11
 

Ezekiel 10:1-14
Ezekiel 10:15-22

Ezekiel 11:1-12
Ezekiel 11:13-25

Ezekiel 12:1-16
Ezekiel 12:17-28

Ezekiel 13:1-16
Ezekiel 13:17-23

Ezekiel 14:1-11
Ezekiel 14:12-23

Ezekiel 15:1-8

Ezekiel 16:1-14
Ezekiel 16:15-34
Ezekiel 16:35-50
Ezekiel 16:51-63

Ruth - Verse by Verse Commentary

Ruth 1:1
Ruth 1:2-5
Ruth 1:6-8
Ruth 1:9-13
Ruth 1:14-18

Ruth 1:19-22

Ruth 2:1-3
Ruth 2:4-7
Ruth 2:8-11
Ruth 2:12-14
Ruth 2:15-18

Ruth 2:19-23

Ruth 3:1-3
Ruth 3:4-7
Ruth 3:8-12

Ruth 3:13-15
Ruth 3:16-18

Ruth 4:1-5
Ruth 4:6-10
Ruth 4:11-16

Ruth 4:17-22

 

Matthew 5-7 - Verse by Verse Commentary
Sermon on the Mount Commentary

Matthew 5:1-2
Matthew 5:3

Matthew 5:4
Matthew 5:5
Matthew 5:6
Matthew 5:7
Matthew 5:8
Matthew 5:9
Matthew 5:10-12
Matthew 5:13
 
Matthew 5:14-16
Matthew 5:17-18
Matthew 5:19-20
Matthew 5:21-22
Matthew 5:23-26
Matthew 5:27-28
Matthew 5:29-30
Matthew 5:31-32
Matthew 5:33-35
Matthew 5:36-37

Matthew 5:38-39
Matthew 5:40-42
Matthew 5:43-45
Matthew 5:46-48
Matthew 6:1
Matthew 6:2-4
Matthew 6:5-6
Matthew 6:7-8
Matthew 6:9-10
Matthew 6:11-12
Matthew 6:13-15
Matthew 6:16-18
Matthew 6:19-21
Matthew 6:22-23
Matthew 6:24
Matthew 6:25-26
Matthew 6:27-29
Matthew 6:30-32
Matthew 6:33-34
Matthew 7:1-2
Matthew 7:3-5
Matthew 7:6
Matthew 7:7-8
Matthew 7:9-11
Matthew 7:12
Matthew 7:13-14
Matthew 7:15-16
Matthew 7:17-20
Matthew 7:21
Matthew 7:22-23
Matthew 7:24-25
Matthew 7:26-27
Matthew 7:28-29

Romans - Verse by Verse Commentary

Romans 1:1-4
Romans 1:5-7
Romans 1:8-10
Romans 1:11-15
Romans 1:16-17
Romans 1:18-19 
Romans 1:20-21
Romans 1:22-23
Romans 1:24-25
Romans 1:26-27
Romans 1:28
Romans 1:29-31
Romans 1:32

Romans 2:1-2
Romans 2:3-4
Romans 2:5-6
Romans 2:7-8

Romans 2:9-12
Romans 2:13-16
Romans 2:17-19
Romans 2:20-23
Romans 2:24-26

Romans 2:27-29

Romans 3:1-4
Romans 3:5-9
Romans 3:10-11
Romans 3:12-13
Romans 3:14-16
Romans 3:17-18
Romans 3:19
Romans 3:20

Romans 3:21-23
Romans 3:24
Romans 3:25-26
Romans 3:27-28

Romans 3:29-31

Romans 4:1-3
Romans 4:4-6
Romans 4:7-9
Romans 4:10-12
Romans 4:13-15
Romans 4:16-18
Romans 4:19-21
Romans 4:22-25

Romans 5:1-2
Romans 5:3
Romans 5:4-5
Romans 5:6-7
Romans 5:8-9
Romans 5:10-11
Romans 5:12-13
Romans 5:14-15
Romans 5:16-17
Romans 5:18-19
Romans 5:20-21

Romans 6:1-3
Romans 6:4-5
Romans 6:6-7
Romans 6:8-10
Romans 6:11
Romans 6:12-14
Romans 6:15-17
Romans 6:18-20
Romans 6:21-23

Romans 7:1-3
Romans 7:4-6
Romans 7:7-13
Romans 7:14-20
Romans 7:21-25

Romans 8:1
Romans 8:2-3
Romans 8:4
Romans 8:5
Romans 8:6-8
Romans 8:9
Romans 8:10-11
Romans 8:12-13
Romans 8:14-15
Romans 8:16-17
Romans 8:18-19
Romans 8:20-21
Romans 8:22-23
Romans 8:24-25
Romans 8:26-27
Romans 8:28

Romans 8:29-30
Romans 8:31-33
Romans 8:34-36
Romans 8:37-39

Romans 9:1-5
Romans 9:6-8
Romans 9:9-13
Romans 9:14-18
Romans 9:19-21
Romans 9:22-24
Romans 9:25-28
Romans 9:29-33

Romans 10:1-4
Romans 10:5-7
Romans 10:8-11
Romans 10:12-15
Romans 10:16-18
Romans 10:19-21

Romans 11:1-4
Romans 11:5-8
Romans 11:9-11
Romans 11:12-15
Romans 11:16-18
Romans 11:19-21
Romans 11:22-24
Romans 11:25-27
Romans 11:28-32
Romans 11:33-36

Romans 12:1
Romans 12:2
Romans 12:3-6 Romans 12:7-9 
Romans 12:10-13
Romans 12:14-17
Romans 12:18-21

Romans 13:1-2
Romans 13:3-4
Romans 13:5-7
Romans 13:8-9
Romans 13:10-11
Romans 13:12
Romans 13:13-14

Romans 14:1-3
Romans 14:4-6
Romans 14:7-9
Romans 14:10-12
Romans 14:13-15
Romans 14:16-19

Romans 14:20-23

Romans 15:1-3
Romans 15:4-6
Romans 15:7-10
Romans 15:11-14
Romans 15:15-18

Romans 15:19-26
Romans 15:27-33

Romans 16:1-4
Romans 16:5-12
Romans 16:13-18

Romans 16:19-24

Romans 16:25-27

Ephesians Verse by Verse Commentary

Ephesians 1:1-2
Ephesians 1:3-4
Ephesians 1:5-6
Ephesians 1:7-8
Ephesians 1:9-10
Ephesians 1:11-12
Ephesians 1:13-14
Ephesians 1:15-17
Ephesians 1:18-19
Ephesians 1:20-21
Ephesians 1:22-23
Ephesians 2:1-2
Ephesians 2:3
Ephesians 2:4-5
Ephesians 2:6-7
Ephesians 2:8-9
Ephesians 2:10
Ephesians 2:11-12
Ephesians 2:13-14
Ephesians 2:15-16
Ephesians 2:17-18
Ephesians 2:19-20
Ephesians 2:21-22
Ephesians 3:1-3
Ephesians 3:4-5
Ephesians 3:6-7
Ephesians 3:8-9
Ephesians 3:10
Ephesians 3:11-12
Ephesians 3:13
Ephesians 3:14-15
Ephesians 3:16-17
Ephesians 3:18-19
Ephesians 3:20-21
Ephesians 4:1
Ephesians 4:2-3
Ephesians 4:4-6
Ephesians 4:7
Ephesians 4:8-10
Ephesians 4:11
Ephesians 4:12-13
Ephesians 4:14
Ephesians 4:15-16
Ephesians 4:17-19
Ephesians 4:20-22
Ephesians 4:23-24
Ephesians 4:25-27
Ephesians 4:28
Ephesians 4:29-30
Ephesians 4:31-32
Ephesians 5:1-2
Ephesians 5:3-4
Ephesians 5:5-6
Ephesians 5:7-8
Ephesians 5:9-10
Ephesians 5:11-12
Ephesians 5:13-14
Ephesians 5:15-16
Ephesians 5:17-18
Ephesians 5:19-20
Ephesians 5:21-22
Ephesians 5:23-24
Ephesians 5:25-27
Ephesians 5:28-30
Ephesians 5:31
Ephesians 5:32-33
Ephesians 6:1-3
Ephesians 6:4
Ephesians 6:5-6
Ephesians 6:7-9
Ephesians 6:10-11
Ephesians 6:12-13
Ephesians 6:14-15
Ephesians 6:16-17
Ephesians 6:18-20
Ephesians 6:21-22
Ephesians 6:23-24
   

Philippians Verse by Verse Commentary

Philippians 1:1
Philippians 1:2

Philippians 1:3-5
Philippians 1:6-8
Philippians 1:9-11
Philippians 1:12-14
Philippians 1:15-17
Philippians 1:18-20
Philippians 1:21
Philippians 1:22-24
Philippians 1:25-26

Philippians 1:27-28
Philippians 1:29-30
Philippians 2:1-2
Philippians 2:3-4
Philippians 2:5-7
Philippians 2:8-11
Philippians 2:12
Philippians 2:13
Philippians 2:14-15
Philippians 2:16
Philippians 2:17-18
Philippians 2:19-20
Philippians 2:21-22
Philippians 2:23-24
Philippians 2:25-27
Philippians 2:28-30
Philippians 3:1-3
Philippians 3:4-6
Philippians 3:7-8
Philippians 3:9-11
Philippians 3:12-13
Philippians 3:14
Philippians 3:15-16
Philippians 3:17-19
Philippians 3:20-21
 
Philippians 4:1-5
Philippians 4:6
Philippians 4:7
Philippians 4:8

Philippians 4:9-10
Philippians 4:11-12
Philippians 4:12
Philippians 4:13
Philippians 4:14-18
Philippians 4:19-23

Colossians Verse by Verse Commentary

Colossians 1:1-5
Colossians 1:6-8
Colossians 1:9
Colossians 1:10
Colossians 1:11-13
Colossians 1:14-16
Colossians 1:17-20
Colossians 1:21-23
Colossians 1:24-25

Colossians 1:26-27
Colossians 1:28
Colossians 1:29
Colossians 2:1-3
Colossians 2:4-7
Colossians 2:8-10
Colossians 2:11-13
Colossians 2:14-15
Colossians 2:16-17

Colossians 2:18-19
Colossians 2:20-23
Colossians 3:1
Colossians 3:2
Colossians 3:3-4
Colossians 3::5
Colossians 3:6-8
Colossians 3:9
Colossians 3:10
Colossians 3:11
Colossians 3:12-14
Colossians 3:15-16
Colossians 3:17-19
Colossians 3:20-25
Colossians 4:1-4
Colossians 4:5-6
Colossians 4:7-11
Colossians 4:12
Colossians 4:13-18

1Thessalonians Verse by Verse Commentary

1Thess 1:1-2

1Thess 1:3-4

1Thess 1:5-7

1Thess 1:8-10

1Thess 2:1-2
1Thess 2:3-4
1Thess 2:5-6
1Thess 2:7-9
1Thess 2:10-12
1Thess 2:13
1Thess 2:14-16
1Thess 2:17-20
1Thess 3:1-3
1Thess 3:4-5
1Thess 3:6-8
1Thess 3:9-10
1Thess 3:11-13
1Thess 4:1-2
1Thess 4:3-5
1Thess 4:6-8
1Thess 4:9-10
1Thess 4:11-12
1Thess 4:13-14
1Thess 4:15-16
1Thess 4:17-18
1Thess 5:1-3
1Thess 5:4-5
1Thess 5:6-7
1Thess 5:8
1Thess 5:9-11
1Thess 5:12-13
1Thess 5:14-15
1Thess 5:16-20
1Thess 5:21-22
1Thess 5:23-24
1Thess 5:25-28
     

2 Timothy Verse by Verse Commentary

2 Timothy 1:1-2
2 Timothy 1:3-4
2 Timothy 1:5-6
2 Timothy 1:7
2 Timothy 1:8
2 Timothy 1:9
2 Timothy 1:10-12
2 Timothy 1:13-14
2 Timothy 1:15-18
2 Timothy 2:1-2
2 Timothy 2:3-4
2 Timothy 2:5
2 Timothy 2:6
2 Timothy 2:7
2 Timothy 2:8-10
2 Timothy 2:11-13
2 Timothy 2:14
2 Timothy 2:15

2 Timothy 2:16-17
2 Timothy 2:18-19

2 Timothy 2:20-21

2 Timothy 2:22-23
2 Timothy 2:24-26

2 Timothy 3:1-2
2 Timothy 3:3-5
2 Timothy 3:6-9
2 Timothy 3:10-11
2 Timothy 3:12-13
2 Timothy 3:14-15

2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

 

2 Timothy 4:1
2 Timothy 4:2
2 Timothy 4:3-4
2 Timothy 4:5-6
2 Timothy 4:7
2 Timothy 4:8
2 Timothy 4:9-13
2 Timothy 4:14-18
2 Timothy 4:19-22

Titus Verse by Verse Commentary

Titus 1:1-2
Titus 1:3-4
Titus 1:5:6
Titus 1:7-8
Titus 1:9
Titus 1:10-11

Titus 1:12-13
Titus 1:14-15
Titus 1:16
Titus 2:1-2
Titus 2:3-4
Titus 2:5
Titus 2:6-8
Titus 2:9-10
Titus 2:11

Titus 2:12
Titus 2:13

Titus 2:14-15
Titus 3:1
Titus 3:2
Titus 3:3
Titus 3:4
Titus 3:5
Titus 3:6-8
Titus 3:9-11
Titus 3:12-15
 

1 Peter Verse by Verse Commentary

1 Peter 1:1
1 Peter 1:2
1 Peter 1:3-4
1 Peter 1:5
1 Peter 1:6
1 Peter 1:7
1 Peter 1:8-9
1 Peter 1:10-12
1 Peter 1:13-14
1 Peter 1:15-16
1 Peter 1:17
1 Peter 1:18-19
1 Peter 1:20-21
1 Peter 1:22-25
1 Peter 2:1
1 Peter 2:2-3
1 Peter 2:4-6
1 Peter 2:7-8
1 Peter 2:9-10
1 Peter 2:11-12
1 Peter 2:13-17
1 Peter 2:18-20
1 Peter 2:21-23

1 Peter 2:24-25
1 Peter 3:1-4
1 Peter 3:5-7
1 Peter 3:8-12
1 Peter 3:13-17
1 Peter 3:18-22

1 Peter 4:1-6
1 Peter 4:7-9
1 Peter 4:10-13
1 Peter 4:14-17

1 Peter 4:18-19

 

CHAPTER 5

1 Peter 5:1-3
1 Peter 5:4-5
1 Peter 5:6-7
1 Peter 5:8
1 Peter 5:9
1 Peter 5:10
1 Peter 5: 11-14

2 Peter Verse by Verse Commentary

2 Peter 1:1
2 Peter 1:2
2 Peter 1:3-4
2 Peter 1:5
2 Peter 1:6-7
2 Peter 1:8-9
2 Peter 1:10-11
2 Peter 1:12-14

2 Peter 1:15-18
2 Peter 1:19-21
2 Peter 2:1
2 Peter 2:2-3
2 Peter 2:4-5
2 Peter 2:6-8
2 Peter 2:9-11
2 Peter 2:12-13
2 Peter 2:14
2 Peter 2:15-16
2 Peter 2:17-22

2 Peter 2:18
2 Peter 2:19
2 Peter 2:20-21
2 Peter 2:22
2 Peter 3:1-6
2 Peter 3:7-8
2 Peter 3:9
2 Peter 3:10
2 Peter 3:11-13
2 Peter 3:14-16
2 Peter 3:17-18
 

 

CODE RED:
PRAY FOR REVIVAL

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. (Psalm 85:4-7)

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? (Psalm 80:3-4)

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...

The self-satisfied doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to pray. The 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!)

Consider joining with other believers at One Cry - A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening (Dearly beloved of God, watch the Video and join Cry Out!)

May God Grant Us Grace|
To
Intercede For America
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 peculiar covenant.

National wickedness will end in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are enjoyed.

Sooner or later, sin will be the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.

Oh that, being humbled for our sins,
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 our day,
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.

Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
Proverbs 14:34

My (Our) soul cleaves to the dust;
Revive me (us) according to Thy word.
Psalm 119:25

 

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