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Thy word is a
lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.
BY the word of Thy lips I have kept from
the paths of the violent. My steps have held fast to Thy paths. My feet have
not slipped.--When you walk about, they will guide you. When you sleep, they
will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk to you. For the
commandment is a lamp, and the teaching is light --Your ears will hear a
word behind you, This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right
or to the left.
I am the light of the world; he who follows Me
shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.-- We have
the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as
to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star
arises in your hearts .--Now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to
face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I also have
been fully known.--They shall not have need of the light of a lamp nor the
light of the sun, because the Lord God shall illumine them; and they shall
reign forever and ever.
Ps 119.105. Ps 17.4,
5.--Pr 6.22, 23.-- Is 30.21. Jn 8.12.--2Pe 1.19.-- 1Co. 13.12.--Re 22.5.
How is it that
you are sleeping?
THIS is no place of rest: because of the uncleanness that brings on
destruction, a painful destruction.--Set your mind on the things above, not
on the things that are on earth.--If riches increase, do not set your heart
upon them.--Set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise,
Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not
enter into temptation.--Be on guard, that your hearts may not be weighted
down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day
come on you suddenly like a trap
While the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy
and began to sleep --Yet in a very little while, He Who is coming will come
and will not delay.-- This do, knowing the time, that it is already the hour
for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we
believed.--"Therefore, be on the alert-- for you do not know when the master
of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrowing,
or in the morning, lest he come suddenly and find you asleep.
Jonah 1.6. Mic
2.10.--Col. 3.2.-- Ps. 62.10.--1Ch. 22.19. Lk 22.46.-- Lk 21.34. Mt25.5.--He
10.37.-- Ro 13.11.--Mk 13.35, 36.
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by F. B. Meyer
THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE
"Serve the Lord with
gladness: Come before His presence with singing."-- Ps 100:2
offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, the
of lips which make confession to His Name."--
THE HUNDREDTH Psalm is
rightly entitled "A Psalm of Thanksgiving" (R.V.). The Psalmist
calls for a "joyful noise," i.e. an audible expression of worship.
Do not be content with a thankful heart, but express it! It is
good to let God have "the fruit of our lips." As a bird will
awaken the whole choir of a woodland glade, so the soul really
aglow with loving adoration will spread its own contagion of song.
How often Christian people hinder the progress of Christianity by
their dullness, gloominess, and depression. His service is perfect
freedom, and if we delight ourselves in the Lord, we should serve
Him with gladness!
It is very important to
maintain the habit of regular church-going because of its
opportunity for worship (He 10:24, 25-note). Let us "enter into His gates with
thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise!" By
prayer let us ask that we may be accounted worthy to stand in His
Presence, and offer praise and adoration to the Most High God (El
Elyon, Sovereign Over All),
mingled with the fragrance of our Saviour's Name (Rev 8:3, 4-note).
"'The Lord is good!" There
are many mysteries, and much pain and sorrow in the world. We must
dare to believe and affirm the
goodness of God beneath all the
distressing elements of modem life. With His goodness are combined
mercy and His
Truth. Let men do their worst, "His truth endureth to all generations." It is an impregnable Rock
(notes), on which
the waves of sin can make no sensible impression. What comfort
there is in knowing that equally His mercy is everlasting. We need
so much patience, forbearance, and longsuffering, that if God's
mercy were anything less we should despair, but it is extended to
every generation till Time shall be no more!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits. AMEN. (Ps 103:4-note)
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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)
"I have chosen thee in the furnace of
affliction" (Isaiah 48:10).
This has long been the motto fixed before our eye upon the wall of our
bedroom, and in many ways it has also been written on our heart. It is no
mean thing to be chosen of God (Jn 15:16, 19). God's choice makes chosen men choice men.
Better to be the elect of God than the elect of a whole nation. So eminent
is this privilege, that whatever drawback may be joined to it we very
joyfully accept it, even as the Jew ate the bitter herbs for the sake of
the Paschal Lamb (Ex 12:6, 7, 8). We choose the furnace, since God chooses us in it. We
are chosen as an afflicted people (Ps 18:27-note) and not as a prosperous people, chosen
not in the palace but in the furnace. In the furnace beauty is marred,
fashion is destroyed, strength is melted, glory is consumed, and yet here
eternal love reveals its secrets and declares its choice. So has it been
in our case. In times of severest trial God has made to us our calling and
election plain, and we have made it sure (2Pe 1:10KJV-note): then have we chosen the LORD to
be our God, and He has shown that we are assuredly His chosen. Therefore,
if today the furnace be heated seven times hotter, we will not dread it
(Da 3:17, 18),
for the glorious Son of God will walk with us amid the glowing coals (Da
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, August 27
“How long will it be ere they believe me?”
Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief. It so
dishonours Christ, that he will withdraw his visible presence if
we insult him by indulging it. It is true it is a weed, the seeds
of which we can never entirely extract from the soil, but we must
aim at its root with zeal and perseverance. Among hateful things
it is the most to be abhorred. Its injurious nature is so venomous
that he that exerciseth it and he upon whom it is exercised are
both hurt thereby. In thy case, O believer! it is most wicked, for
the mercies of thy Lord in the past, increase thy guilt in
doubting him now. When thou dost distrust the Lord Jesus, he may
well cry out, “Behold I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed
that is full of sheaves.” This is crowning his head with thorns of
the sharpest kind. It is very cruel for a well-beloved wife to
mistrust a kind and faithful husband. The sin is needless,
foolish, and unwarranted. Jesus has never given the slightest
ground for suspicion, and it is hard to be doubted by those to
whom our conduct is uniformly affectionate and true. Jesus is the
Son of the Highest, and has unbounded wealth; it is shameful to
doubt Omnipotence and distrust all-sufficiency. The cattle on a
thousand hills will suffice for our most hungry feeding, and the
granaries of heaven are not likely to be emptied by our eating. If
Christ were only a cistern, we might soon exhaust his fulness, but
who can drain a fountain? Myriads of spirits have drawn their
supplies from him, and not one of them has murmured at the
scantiness of his resources. Away, then, with this lying traitor
unbelief, for his only errand is to cut the bonds of communion and
make us mourn an absent Saviour. Bunyan tells us that unbelief has
“as many lives as a cat:” if so, let us kill one life now, and
continue the work till the whole nine are gone. Down with thee,
thou traitor, my heart abhors thee.
Evening, August 27
““Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O
Lord God of truth.”
These words have been frequently used by holy men in their hour of
departure. We may profitably consider them this evening. The
object of the faithful man’s solicitude in life and death is not
his body or his estate, but his spirit; this is his choice
treasure—if this be safe, all is well. What is this mortal state
compared with the soul? The believer commits his soul to the hand
of his God; it came from him, it is his own, he has aforetime
sustained it, he is able to keep it, and it is most fit that he
should receive it. All things are safe in Jehovah’s hands; what we
entrust to the Lord will be secure, both now and in that day of
days towards which we are hastening. It is peaceful living, and
glorious dying, to repose in the care of heaven. At all times we
should commit our all to Jesus’ faithful hand; then, though life
may hang on a thread, and adversities may multiply as the sands of
the sea, our soul shall dwell at ease, and delight itself in quiet
“Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.” Redemption is a
solid basis for confidence. David had not known Calvary as we have
done, but temporal redemption cheered him; and shall not eternal
redemption yet more sweetly console us? Past deliverances are
strong pleas for present assistance. What the Lord has done he
will do again, for he changes not. He is faithful to his promises,
and gracious to his saints; he will not turn away from his people.
“Though thou slay me I will trust,
Praise thee even from the dust,
Prove, and tell it as I prove,
Thine unutterable love.
Thou mayst chasten and correct,
But thou never canst neglect;
Since the ransom price is paid,
On thy love my hope is stay'd.”
J H JOWETT
AUGUST The Twenty-seventh
WHAT ABOUT TO-MORROW?
IT is not mine to worry about the coming day, but to fill the immediate
moment with radiant duty. My Lord is the Pioneer, the great Maker of
roads, and He will see to the appointments and provisions of the way. He
has His scouts, His advance guard, His miners and sappers opening the
highway across the waste! “I will send mine angel before thee!” “I will
send hornets before you!” Yes, the Lord will look after the road. What,
then, am I called to do? Let me find the answer in 14th verse (Josh 24:14).
“Fear the Lord!” The Lord must be the sovereign thought in my life. All
true and well-proportioned living must begin in well-proportioned thought.
God must be my biggest thought, and from that thought all others must take
their colour and their range.
“Put away the gods.” My supreme homage must not be shared among many, it
must be given to One. When the Lord is enthroned as King all usurpers must
be banished. When He comes to His own the others go into exile.
“Serve ye the Lord.” My strength must be enlisted with my loyalty. I must
not merely shout; I must work. I must not merely clap my hands when the
King goes by, I must consecrate those hands in sacrificial service.
"If you keep quiet at a time like this . . . you and your
relatives will die! What's more, who can say but that you have
been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this?" Esther
Often we sin by speaking, and do incalculable harm with our words.
But there are times when it is a sin not to speak—when to be
silent is to fail in duty. We are not to speak out the wrong
thoughts that may be in our heart—but the good thoughts and
feelings which burn within us it is usually our duty to utter. We
should never hesitate to speak out boldly in confession of Christ,
when his honor is assailed by his enemies. To walk with an
impenitent friend day after day and year after year, in close
association with him, and never to speak a word to him about his
spiritual life—is to commit a grievous sin against him.
We have many cautions about watching our speech, and withholding
words that are not good; but we need to beware also lest we fail
to speak the words we ought to speak. Especially should we beware
of silence about spiritual and eternal things. God gives to each
of us a message—a gospel message to others—and we dare not fail to
deliver it. We scarcely ever lack words when the themes are
trivial; but amid the trivial talk, let us not fail to speak some
word which shall not be forgotten.
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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
William Carey, the British “father” of modern Protestant missions,
was a shoe repairman; as such the Indian Hindus whom he
evangelized may have viewed him as an untouchable! So, too, are
the Chamars, whose traditional trade has been leather tanning and
shoemaking. Today, however, the men also work in small shops,
repair musical instruments, weave, and hire themselves out as day
laborers. The women tend to work in agriculture or herd animals.
Women are allowed to get professional educations; yet they are
often unemployed in their professions.
Among the Chamars a man can only have one wife, and a dowry is
given to the husband’s family at marriage. Widowers may remarry,
but not widows. This latter probably is because until outlawed,
widows were expected to immolate themselves on their husbands’
During World War II, Chamars constituted a distinct regiment in
the eastern theater. Some today would like to see the revival of
Chamar units in the Indian army.
The Chamars are some 52.3 million strong, and as such, they were
sought after for votes during last year’s election.
Hindu Chamars worship a number of deities; however, they are open
to believing in Jesus. Churches are being established among the
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that the Chamars’ openness to the gospel will increase, and
that they will respond positively to Jesus who touched the
untouchables of His day.
Revelation 22:4, NIV
They will see His face, and His Name will be on their foreheads.
The final chapter in Revelation is very rich in meaning! In verse
four we are taken back to the scene in Exodus where Moses asks God
to show him His glory. God tells Moses that no one can see His
face and live. Reflecting on this, John reminds his readers in his
first epistle that no one has ever seen God (1 John 4:12). But
here in the final chapter of the Bible we are told that we will
“see His face.” What an amazing reality to ponder! All the
goodness, power, and glory of God will wash over us and saturate
our souls in His presence for all eternity.
Pray for some from every unreached nation today to yearn to see
His face and be transformed by His glory.—DT
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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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