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How blessed is the man who finds
wisdom, and the man who gains understanding
WHO finds me finds
life, and obtains favor from the LORD.
Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of
his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might... but let him who
boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD --The
fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
Whatever things were gain to me, those things I
have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all
things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my
Lord, for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things and count them but
rubbish in order that I may gain Christ --In Whom are hidden all the
treasures of wisdom and knowledge --Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am
understanding; power is mine.
Christ Jesus...became to us wisdom from God, and
righteousness and sanctification, and redemption
He who is wise wins souls.
Pr 3.13. Pr. 8.35. Je. 9.23,
24.--Pr. 9.10. Php. 3.7, 8.--Col. 2.3.--Pr. 8.14. 1Co 1.30. Pr. 11.30
making many rich.
YOU know the grace of
our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became
poor, that you through His poverty might become rich --Of His fulness we
have all received, and grace upon grace --My God shall supply all your needs
according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.--God is able to
make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in
everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed
Did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in
faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?--Not
many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble but God
has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has
chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong
We have this treasure in earthen
vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not
2Co 6.10. 2Co. 8.9.--Jn
1.16.--Phil 4.19.--2Co 9.8. Jas 2.5.--1Co 1.26, 27. 2Co. 4.7
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by F. B. Meyer
OUR SHEET ANCHOR!
"That we be no more children, tossed
to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine; but speaking
the truth in love, may grow up into Him in all things."-- Eph 4:14,
"'Every man that hath this hope in
him purifieth himself, even as He is pure."-- 1Jn 3:3.
OUR DESTINY is the highest possible--"We shall be
like Him." For this we were created, redeemed, and sanctified, that we
should be conformed to the image of God's Son, that He might be the First
Born among many brethren (Ro
The Apostle says that those who have
this Hope will purify themselves. A young friend of mine once asked me if
I would try to see her lover, as my train stopped at a wayside station in
a far-distant western State. It was a dark night when we arrived, and a
hurried conversation took place on the steps of the great Pullman car. I
found that amid the many temptations of a rancher's life, this young
fellow was holding on to purity and truth. He said that he had very
infrequent opportunities of attending any religious services, but that the
letters which came from the old country had been his sheet anchor. I
understood what he meant. He realized the strong drift of circumstances,
but to be loved by a sweet pure girl, who made him the object of her
incessant prayer, and to receive her inspiring letters, kept him from
yielding to the evil which enveloped him as an atmosphere; the thought
that before long he might claim her as his bride helped to purify and
steady his life. So the expectation of being with, and like Christ, should
be to us as a sheet-anchor, who bear His Name.
To see Christ face to face, to be
with Him in unbroken fellowship, and to be like Him--this is the threefold
destiny of every Christian soul. But how little can we imagine our future
life! We strive to penetrate the dense veil of mist in vain--what the
resurrection body will be like; what the converse with holy beings will
amount to; what ministry may be assigned to us--we know not what we shall
be, but "we know that we shall be like Him"--and it is enough! All that we
have ever dreamed and hoped for will find its flower and fruitage in that
glad summer time.
O God, it is my earnest desire that
I may not only live, but grow: grow in grace, and in the knowledge of my
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May I grow in patience and fortitude of
soul, in humility and zeal, in spirituality and a heavenly disposition of
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by C H Spurgeon
(Read C H Spurgeon's testimony
- It is miraculous as is EVERY testimony of the new birth)
"Thy people shall be willing in the day
of Thy power" (Psalm 110:3).
Blessed be the God of grace that it is so! He
has a people whom He has chosen from of old to be His peculiar portion.
These by nature have wills as stubborn as the rest of the froward sons of
Adam; but when the day of His power comes and grace displays its
omnipotence, they become willing to repent and to believe in Jesus. None
are saved unwillingly, but the will is made sweetly to yield itself. What
a wondrous power is this, which never violates the will and yet rules it!
God does not break the lock, but He opens it by a master key which He
alone can handle. Now are we willing to be, to do, or to suffer as the
LORD wills. If at any time we grow rebellious, He has but to come to us
with power, and straightway we run in the way of His commands with all our
hearts. May this be a day of power with me as to some noble effort for the
glory of God and the good of my fellowmen! LORD, I am willing; may I not
hope that this is a day of Thy power? I am wholly at Thy disposal;
willing, yea, eager, to be used of Thee for Thy holy purposes. O LORD, let
me not have to cry, "To will is present with me, but how to perform that
which I would, I find not"; but give me power as Thou givest me will.
MORNING AND EVENING
Morning, Sept 20
“The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.”
Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an
earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the
pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet,
crying, “The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the
Lord, and of Gideon!” This is precisely what all Christians must do.
First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light;
throw aside the bushel which has been hiding your candle, and shine.
Let your light shine before men; let your good works be such, that
when men look upon you, they shall know that you have been with
Jesus. Then there must be the sound, the blowing of the trumpet.
There must be active exertions for the ingathering of sinners by
proclaiming Christ crucified. Take the gospel to them; carry it to
their door; put it in their way; do not suffer them to escape it;
blow the trumpet right against their ears. Remember that the true
war-cry of the Church is Gideon’s watchword, “The sword of the Lord,
and of Gideon!” God must do it, it is his own work. But we are not
to be idle; instrumentality is to be used—“The sword of the Lord,
and of Gideon!” If we only cry, “The sword of the Lord!” we shall be
guilty of an idle presumption; and if we shout, “The sword of
Gideon!” alone, we shall manifest idolatrous reliance on an arm of
flesh: we must blend the two in practical harmony, “The sword of the
Lord, and of Gideon!” We can do nothing of ourselves, but we can do
everything by the help of our God; let us, therefore, in his name
determine to go out personally and serve with our flaming torch of
holy example, and with our trumpet tones of earnest declaration and
testimony, and God shall be with us, and Midian shall be put to
confusion, and the Lord of hosts shall reign forever and ever.
Evening, Sept 20
evening withhold not thy hand.”
In the evening of the day opportunities are
plentiful: men return from their labour, and the
zealous soul-winner finds time to tell abroad
the love of Jesus. Have I no evening work for
Jesus? If I have not, let me no longer withhold
my hand from a service which requires abundant
labour. Sinners are perishing for lack of
knowledge; he who loiters may find his skirts
crimson with the blood of souls. Jesus gave both
his hands to the nails, how can I keep back one
of mine from his blessed work? Night and day he
toiled and prayed for me, how can I give a
single hour to the pampering of my flesh with
luxurious ease? Up, idle heart; stretch out thy
hand to work, or uplift it to pray; heaven and
hell are in earnest, let me be so, and this
evening sow good seed for the Lord my God.
The evening of life has also its calls. Life is
so short that a morning of manhood’s vigour, and
an evening of decay, make the whole of it. To
some it seems long, but a four-pence is a great
sum of money to a poor man. Life is so brief
that no man can afford to lose a day. It has
been well said that if a great king should bring
us a great heap of gold, and bid us take as much
as we could count in a day, we should make a
long day of it; we should begin early in the
morning, and in the evening we should not
withhold our hand; but to win souls is far
nobler work, how is it that we so soon withdraw
from it? Some are spared to a long evening of
green old age; if such be my case, let me use
such talents as I still retain, and to the last
hour serve my blessed and faithful Lord. By his
grace I will die in harness, and lay down my
charge only when I lay down my body. Age may
instruct the young, cheer the faint, and
encourage the desponding; if eventide has less
of vigorous heat, it should have more of calm
wisdom, therefore in the evening I will not
withhold my hand.
SEPTEMBER The Twentieth
THE PATHETIC MULTITUDE
Mark 8:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
MY Lord has “compassion upon the multitude.” And (shall I reverently say
it?) His compassion was part of His passion. His pity was always costly.
It culminated upon Calvary, but it was bleeding all along the road! It was
a fellow-feeling with all the pangs and sorrows of the race. And a pity
that bleeds is a pity that heals. “In His love and in His pity He redeemed
And the multitude is round about us still, and the people are in peril of
fainting by the way. There is the multitude of misfortune, the children of
disadvantage, who never seem to have come to their own. And there is the
multitude of outcasts, the vast army of publicans and sinners. And there
are the bewildering multitudes of Africa, and India, and China, and they
have “nothing to eat”!
How do I regard them? Do I share the compassion of the Lord? Do I exercise
a sensitive and sanctified imagination, and enter somewhat into the pangs
of their cravings? My Lord calls for my help. “How many loaves have ye?”
“Bring out all you have! Consecrate your entire resources! Put your all
upon the altar of sacrifice!” And in reply to the call can I humbly and
trustfully say, “O, Lamb of God, I come!”
"Year Book" 1895
"If you love Me—you will keep My commandments." John 14:15
Love is more than a mere sentiment; it is also a life. The proof
of it must be in acts. Thus in one of his epistles this disciple
of love writes: "This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ
laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for
our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his
brother in need but has no pity on him—how can the love of God be
in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but
with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:16-18
This same principle applies to our profession of love for Christ.
It is not enough that we sing it in our hymns, say it in our
prayers, or utter it in our creed; we must show it in our life! A
fruit-tree proves its usefulness by bearing fruit in the season.
The rose-bush puts forth beautiful roses. And when we claim to be
Christ's friends—we must show it by doing what he bids us to do.
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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
- Mali People
Beautifully adorned with a flowing garland of jasmine, roses,
hibiscus and lotus, Neema, the Mali Indian bride, applied
sandalwood paste to the forehead of her groom, Das. He smiled and
placed a dot of bright red sindoor paste in the center of her
forehead. She would wear the red dot on her forehead and a flower
each day to bring good luck to her husband. Proudly, Neema felt
she would receive the blessing of Devi, a Hindu goddess, and be a
good wife. Both looked majestic in their beautiful marriage crowns
as they presented flowers to Devi, the Hindu warrior goddess and
lover of the god Shiva.
An estimated nine million Mali people live throughout many regions
in northern India and Nepal. In Rajasthan some believe that the
high caste Mali group originated from Rajput warrior communities.
The word “Mali” means “garland,” and these people are well-known
for their main work which is related to gardening and growing
beautiful flowers. The women are especially talented in creating
and selling flower garlands primarily used as presentations to
Hindu gods and for weddings.
The Bible and other audio-visual materials have been translated
into their Hindi dialect. Christian missionaries from both within
and outside of India have reached out to these people. However,
only about 1,200 Mali identify with Christ.
Pray that God will remove the barriers that are keeping the Mali
people from the great joy of knowing and having a personal
relationship with the Living God.
Matthew 7:21, ESV
Another easy mistake for Hindus to make is to think that they can
worship Jesus along with the other gods to which they have been
devoted. Jesus must be the only Lord or He isn’t Lord at all. What
a difficult standard for people who are used to being able to
embrace many gods!
Pray that the Mali people will fully understand that they must
forsake all other gods if they want to call Jesus Lord.
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Restore us, O God of our
salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You
be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all
generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your
people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
and grant us Your salvation.
O God, restore us And cause
Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. O LORD God of
hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
of Life Action Ministries, has said our greatest obstacle for
revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
Leonard Ravenhill summed it up...
doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
principles apply to revival: We are so self-satisfied that
we don't want revival, so
self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
self-righteous that we can't have revival." (Ouch!)
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May God Grant Us
While we still have time!
God addressed Israel
in the following famous passage but the timeless principle is
apropos to believers in America ...
If I shut up the heavens so
that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then I will hear
from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. (2Chr 7:13, 14)
J. Barton Payne writes that
"This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as
does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national
blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own.
Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that
is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and
only then, will heaven send revival."
May God grant His children
grace to plead for a Spirit driven, God glorifying, Word centered,
Christ exalting revival of the Body of Christ in America.
First of all, then, I urge that
entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on
behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in
order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness
and dignity. (1Ti 2:1,2)
Our Heavenly Father
desires to hear His children cry out with "fasting, sackcloth and
ashes" (Da 9:3), reflecting not the external appearance of our
bodies, but more accurately the internal condition of our hearts -
sinful (Da 9:5 - "we" not "they"!), rejecting His Holy Word
(Da 9:6-"we"), shameful (Da 9:8-"us"), contrite, and
broken (Ps 51:17), over our national rejection of God's righteous
and holy Name...
Daniel's prayer (Da 9:3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) is an
excellent "template" for all saints to emulate as we begin to
intercede with a sense of urgency for
America and especially for God's Name and reputation considering
that the world thinks of us as a "Christian nation" and we once
called ourselves "One Nation Under God"!
Matthew Henry's comments
on Lev 26:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (directed first to Israel but
applicable to any nation that rejects Him)
Among the Israelites, persons
were not always prosperous or afflicted according to their
obedience or disobedience. But national prosperity was the
effect of national obedience, and national judgments
were brought on by national wickedness. Israel was under a
National wickedness will end
in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are
Sooner or later, sin will be
the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.
Oh that, being humbled for
we might avert the rising storm before it bursts upon us!
(Note: Henry's comments
were published in 1706 and national revival, the
First Great Awakening,
occurred in the 1730's and 1740's! Brethren, there is hope because
there is a "God of hope"! Ro 15:13)
God grant that we may, in this
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.
Righteousness exalts a
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
My (Our) soul cleaves
to the dust;
according to Thy word.
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