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October 7, Morning

 October 7, Evening

He teaches the humble His way.

BLESSED are the gentle.

      I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift, and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise, nor wealth to the discerning, nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all --The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

      To Thee I lift up my eyes, O Thou who art enthroned in the heavens! Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes look to the LORD our God --Teach me the way in which I should walk; for to Thee I lift up my soul.

      O our God, wilt thou not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on Thee.

      If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

      When He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth

Ps. 25.9. Mt. 5.5. Ec. 9.11.--
Pr. 16.9. Ps. 123.1, 2.--Ps. 143.8.
2 Ch. 20.12. Jas 1.5. Jn 16.13

O Lord GOD . . .with Thy blessing may the house of Thy servant be blessed forever.

THOU O LORD, hast blessed, and it is blessed forever.--It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, and He adds no sorrow to it.
      Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive --When you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
-- Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in, naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me.
      How blessed is he who considers the helpless. The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.-- The L
ORD God is a sun and shield.

2Sa 7.29. 1 Ch. 17.27.--Pr. 10.22.
Ac. 20.35.--Lk. 14.13, 14.--Mt. 25.34-36.
Ps. 41.1. Ps. 84.11.

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by F. B. Meyer

October 7


"And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ."-- 2Th3:5 (R.V.).

THE BELOVED disciple greets his companions as sharing "in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ" (Rev 1:9). It is a noble combination; as though the royalty of Christian character were in proportion to the share we have in the quiet waiting of our Lord. He waited patiently from all eternity, until the fullness of the times had come, and the hour of His Incarnation struck; He waited patiently for thirty years in Nazareth, whilst preparing for His life-work. When He returned in triumph to the Father, He sat down at His right hand until His enemies were made His footstool. Throughout the ages He quietly waits, in sure expectation of the destined end, when all rule and authority and power shall be put down. All the anguish of the world lies on His heart; every question as to the righteousness and equity of God is felt by Him. He bears all with unfaltering patience, because He sees the end, and knows that at the last God will be All in All. It is into this love and patience that we are to be led.

"Into the Love of God." Every time we dare to affirm that, notwithstanding appearances, God is Love; every time that we evince that love to others, even though our own heart is breaking; every time we say No to self and Yes to God, we make further progress into His Love. Dare to believe in the love of God, even when the darkness seems to veil it. Dare to believe that it is over all, and through all, and in all.

"'Into the patience of Christ." Let us exercise Christ's patience until the sorrows and trials of life have achieved their destined purpose. There is a sufficient explanation for the present condition of the world, if we knew it. Therefore, judge nothing before the time, but be of good cheer, and stablish your hearts, for your God will come and not keep silence. In the meanwhile let us keep the word of His patience, and manifest that patience and faith of the saints.


Most Blessed Lord, guide our wandering feet, we beseech Thee, into the love of God and into Thine own infinite patience. Forgive us that we have so often been impulsive and headstrong, that we have murmured against Thy apparent slowness in answering our prayers. Hush our unquiet hearts with Thine own peace. AMEN.

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by C H Spurgeon
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Oct 7
Always First in Fellowship

"He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him, as He said unto you"   (Mark 16:7).

Where He appointed to meet His disciples, there He would be in due time. Jesus keeps His trust. If He promises to meet us at the mercy seat, or in public worship, or in the ordinances, we may depend upon it that He will be there. We may wickedly stay away from the appointed meeting place, but He never does. He says, "Where two or three are met together in my name, there am I"; He says not, "There will I be," but, "I am there already." Jesus is always first in fellowship: "He goeth before you." His heart is with His people, His delight is in them, He is never slow to meet them. In all fellowship He goeth before us. But He reveals Himself to those who come after Him: "There shall ye see him." Joyful sight! We care not to see the greatest of mere men, but to see Him is to be filled with joy and peace. And we shall see Him, for He promises Himself to them. Rest assured that it will be so, for He does everything according to His word of promise: "As he said unto you. Catch at those last words, and be assured that to the end He will do for you "as he said unto you."


Morning, October 7
““Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?”
Numbers 11:11
Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: the paste gem dreads to be touched by the diamond, but the true jewel fears no test. It is a poor faith which can only trust God when friends are true, the body full of health, and the business profitable; but that is true faith which holds by the Lord’s faithfulness when friends are gone, when the body is sick, when spirits are depressed, and the light of our Father’s countenance is hidden. A faith which can say, in the direst trouble, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,” is heaven-born faith. The Lord afflicts his servants to glorify himself, for he is greatly glorified in the graces of his people, which are his own handiwork. When “tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope,” the Lord is honoured by these growing virtues. We should never know the music of the harp if the strings were left untouched; nor enjoy the juice of the grape if it were not trodden in the winepress; nor discover the sweet perfume of cinnamon if it were not pressed and beaten; nor feel the warmth of fire if the coals were not utterly consumed. The wisdom and power of the great Workman are discovered by the trials through which his vessels of mercy are permitted to pass. Present afflictions tend also to heighten future joy. There must be shades in the picture to bring out the beauty of the lights. Could we be so supremely blessed in heaven, if we had not known the curse of sin and the sorrow of earth? Will not peace be sweeter after conflict, and rest more welcome after toil? Will not the recollection of past sufferings enhance the bliss of the glorified? There are many other comfortable answers to the question with which we opened our brief meditation, let us muse upon it all day long.

Evening, October 7
““Now on whom dost thou trust?”
Isaiah 36:5
Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian’s answer, and see if it is yours. “On whom dost thou trust?” “I trust,” says the Christian, “in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that he has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust him to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to his own house where the many mansions are. I trust the Son. Very God of very God is he—the man Christ Jesus. I trust in him to take away all my sins by his own sacrifice, and to adorn me with his perfect righteousness. I trust him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before his Father’s throne, and I trust him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust him for what he is, for what he has done, and for what he has promised yet to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit—he has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust him to drive them all out; I trust him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my passions, to comfort my despondency, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness; I trust him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saints in light forever.”
Oh, blessed trust! To trust him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be nonplussed, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution! Happy art thou, reader, if this trust is thine! So trusting, thou shalt enjoy sweet peace now, and glory hereafter, and the foundation of thy trust shall never be removed.




Acts 17:22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.

"AS though He needed anything.” “He may not need us; but does He want us?” Such is the question I heard Dr. Parker ask as he preached upon these words. And he took up a handful of flowers which he had upon the pulpit, and said: “These flowers were gathered for me by little hands in a Devonshire lane. Did I need them? No. Did I want them?... Your little girl kissed you before you left for business this morning. Did you need it?... Did you want it?”

And so Almightiness may not need our weakness, but the loving Father wants His children. “We are His offspring.” Our Father delights in the love of His children. The Saviour said to a Samaritan woman, “Give Me to drink.” And perhaps it is within the scope of our holy privilege to refresh the heart of our Lord. Perhaps we can give Him to drink of the well of our affections, and He will see of “the travail of His soul and be satisfied.”

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October 7.

"Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong." Acts 3:7

A lady was asked for her ideal of happiness, and gave this answer: "My ideal of happiness, is the helping of somebody up." This has the ring of that word of the Master's, in which he said he came, "not to be ministered unto—but to minister." At first thought, most people would look for their ideal of happiness in some possible good or favor to be received by themselves. But this lady was right. There is more real happiness in helping somebody up—than in the receiving of the largest benefits for ourselves. This glimpse of ideal happiness shows how near the desired blessing lies all the while, to everyone of us. There is not a day nor an hour, when we cannot be helping somebody up.

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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.


October 7 - Blasphemy Laws
by PE

A stronghold is defined as a place from which to launch attacks and then retreat to safety, as to a walled city. In Pakistan, Islam forbids speaking out against their prophet or harming a copy of their religious book, the Qur’an; penalties range from imprisonment to death. Even speaking against these unjust laws can get you killed. It is the perfect stronghold “law” for use as a tool to persecute religious minorities and is used with impunity to protect persecutors after they launch their attacks. Many people are suffering and dying for their faith under this stronghold. It is even not uncommon for a Muslim to claim blasphemy in order to get revenge against someone for some other reason such as jealousy; so they may falsely accuse some innocent person they hate of committing an act of blasphemy. The result is usually mob rule and may even mean death.
Asia Bibi is a Pakistani Catholic woman, and she is the first woman to be sentenced to death under the Blasphemy Law because she asked some Muslim tormenters, “Jesus died on the cross for us, but what has Mohammed done for you?” She is currently imprisoned, bleeding internally, and so weak she can barely walk.

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We are taught in Ephesians chapter six to put on the whole armor of God. There are only two spiritual weapons, the Word of God and prayer. Therefore, pray fervently for the suffering people and the church in Pakistan, for Asia Bibi, and for the Word of God to pierce the hearts of Pakistani Muslims lost in darkness, deceit, and deception.

Proverbs 15:3, NLT
The Lord is watching everywhere, keeping His eye on both the evil and the good.
To the “good” people who follow the Lord, it is comforting to know that He is watching. But to those who are evil, the eye of the Lord is something to be feared. Those who bear false witness and get innocent people killed based on wicked laws will not get away with it in eternity. They will be called to account for their actions. Imagine what it would be like if people understood the fact that the Lord is watching our every move; there is no place to hide from Him.

Pray that Muslims in Pakistan will have such a healthy fear of the Lord that they will turn to Him and practice His ways.—KC



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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



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



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|
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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