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October 8, Morning

 October 8, Evening


WHO shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.

      Do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after He has killed has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

     Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account of Me. Rejoice, and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you --I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God -- I will speak of Thy testimonies before kings, and shall not be ashamed.

Heb. 13.6. Ro. 8.35, 37. Lk. 12.4, 5. Mt. 5.10-12.--Ac. 20.24.--Ps. 119.46.

He . . . set my feet upon a rock.

THE Rock was Christ.--Simon Peter . . . said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. . . . Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not overpower it.-- There is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.
      Full assurance of faith...without wavering.--Faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
      Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? In all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ps. 40.2. 1 Co. 10.4.--Mt. 16.16, 18.--
Ac. 4.12. Heb 10.22, 23.--Jas 1.6.
Ro. 8.35, 37, 39.

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by F. B. Meyer

October 8


"We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death."-- 1Jn 3:14.

IT IS a great comfort to find that Love is not regarded by the Apostle as though it were merely an emotional or sentimental matter, for every reference points to action! The love of God was manifested in the laying down of His life, and we are to be willing to follow in His steps (1Jn 3:16). The injunction is that we should love in our deeds. We are not to shut up our hearts in compassion, but to help our brother in need. If we begin with doing kind and loving actions, we shall end by feeling the same. Often when people come to me, saying that love has completely died out of their life towards some other person, I have bidden them go back again, and act with love, making the other one the centre and object of helpful ministry; the invariable result is the refreshing and rekindling of the hot geyser-springs of affection.

Do not wait to feel love, but begin at once to show it, because it is right, and your duty, and as you step out in simple faith you will find that God will make this to abound towards that also abound in grace you may this good work. Love of such kind is self-giving and it is the gift of the Spirit of God. This exotic bloom cannot flourish on our wintry soil; the heart of man cannot furnish it. There may be a few wild growths, but they bear small comparison to its beautiful flower and fruit. Love is of God. It proceeds from His Nature, and is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us. "The fruit of the Spirit is love," and as we are united with Christ by faith, the love of God will be shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, and we shall be able to love with God's love.

We know that we have been born from above as soon as we find ourselves willing to put the interests of another before our own, not because we have a natural affection or affinity for him, but because he and we belong to God. If there is hatred or dislike in our hearts towards any, let us beware! We must uproot it by generous action, or it will bring darkness into our own lives (1Jn 2:9, 10, 11).


Enable us, O God of patience, to bear one another's burdens, and to forbear one another in love. Oh, teach and help us all to live in peace and to love in truth. Subdue all bitter resentments in our minds, and let the law of kindness be in our tongues. AMEN.

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by C H Spurgeon
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Oct 8
Never Alone

"Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken"   (Isaiah 62:4).

"Forsaken" is a dreary word. It sounds like a knell. It is the record of I sharpest sorrows and the prophecy of direst ills. An abyss of misery yawns in that word forsaken. Forsaken by one who pledges his honor! Forsaken by a friend so long tried and trusted! Forsaken by a dear relative! Forsaken by father and mother! Forsaken by all! This is woe indeed, and yet it may be patiently born if the LORD will take us up. But what must it be to feel forsaken of God? Think of that bitterest of cries, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Have we ever in any degree tasted the wormwood and the gall of "forsaken" in that sense? If so, let us beseech our LORD to save us from any repetition of so unspeakable a sorrow. Oh, that such darkness may never return! Men in malice said of a saint, "God hath forsaken him; persecute and take him." But it was always false. The LORD's loving favor shall compel our cruel foes to eat their own words or, at least, to hold their tongues. The reverse of all this is that superlative word Hephzibah "the LORD delighteth in thee." This turns weeping into dancing. Let those who dreamed that they were forsaken hear the LORD say, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."


Morning, October 8
““Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.”
Luke 5:4
We learn from this narrative, the necessity of human agency. The draught of fishes was miraculous, yet neither the fisherman nor his boat, nor his fishing tackle were ignored; but all were used to take the fishes. So in the saving of souls, God worketh by means; and while the present economy of grace shall stand, God will be pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. When God worketh without instruments, doubtless he is glorified; but he hath himself selected the plan of instrumentality as being that by which he is most magnified in the earth. Means of themselves are utterly unavailing. “Master, we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing.” What was the reason of this? Were they not fishermen plying their special calling? Verily, they were no raw hands; they understood the work. Had they gone about the toil unskilfully? No. Had they lacked industry? No, they had toiled. Had they lacked perseverance? No, they had toiled all the night. Was there a deficiency of fish in the sea? Certainly not, for as soon as the Master came, they swam to the net in shoals. What, then, is the reason? Is it because there is no power in the means of themselves apart from the presence of Jesus? “Without him we can do nothing.” But with Christ we can do all things. Christ’s presence confers success. Jesus sat in Peter’s boat, and his will, by a mysterious influence, drew the fish to the net. When Jesus is lifted up in his Church, his presence is the Church’s power—the shout of a king is in the midst of her. “I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.” Let us go out this morning on our work of soul fishing, looking up in faith, and around us in solemn anxiety. Let us toil till night comes, and we shall not labour in vain, for he who bids us let down the net, will fill it with fishes.

Evening, October 8
““Praying in the Holy Ghost.”
Jude 20
Mark the grand characteristic of true prayer—“In the Holy Ghost.” The seed of acceptable devotion must come from heaven’s storehouse. Only the prayer which comes from God can go to God. We must shoot the Lord’s arrows back to him. That desire which he writes upon our heart will move his heart and bring down a blessing, but the desires of the flesh have no power with him.
Praying in the Holy Ghost is praying in fervency. Cold prayers ask the Lord not to hear them. Those who do not plead with fervency, plead not at all. As well speak of lukewarm fire as of lukewarm prayer—it is essential that it be red hot. It is praying perseveringly. The true suppliant gathers force as he proceeds, and grows more fervent when God delays to answer. The longer the gate is closed, the more vehemently does he use the knocker, and the longer the angel lingers the more resolved is he that he will never let him go without the blessing. Beautiful in God’s sight is tearful, agonizing, unconquerable importunity. It means praying humbly, for the Holy Spirit never puffs us up with pride. It is his office to convince of sin, and so to bow us down in contrition and brokenness of spirit. We shall never sing Gloria in excelsis except we pray to God De profundis: out of the depths must we cry, or we shall never behold glory in the highest. It is loving prayer. Prayer should be perfumed with love, saturated with love—love to our fellow saints, and love to Christ. Moreover, it must be a prayer full of faith. A man prevails only as he believes. The Holy Spirit is the author of faith, and strengthens it, so that we pray believing God’s promise. O that this blessed combination of excellent graces, priceless and sweet as the spices of the merchant, might be fragrant within us because the Holy Ghost is in our hearts! Most blessed Comforter, exert thy mighty power within us, helping our infirmities in prayer.




“I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”
—Isaiah 43:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

THAT is surely a superlative honour! “I have created him for My glory.” I stood before one of Turner’s paintings, and a man of fine judgment said to me, “That is Turner’s glory!” He meant that in that picture the genius and the power and the grace of Turner were most abundantly expressed. And it is the will of God that man should express His glory, and by his righteousness and goodness witness to the great Creator’s power and love. Amid all the wonders and sublimities of earth, and sky, and sea, man is to be the Almighty’s “glory.”

The contrast is pathetic when we turn from the Creator’s purpose to our immediate life. There is so much that is shameful, crooked, and perverse. There is little or nothing of “glory.” But, blessed be God! the purpose abides, and the Creator’s work goes on. In His redemptive grace He has made provision for marred work, for spoilt and perverted life. “The crooked shall be made straight.” “I will bring again that which is out of the way.” “Where sin abounds grace doth much more abound.”

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October 8.

"Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Romans 12:15

Strange as it may seem, it is easier to weep with those who weep; than it is to rejoice with those who rejoice. There is something in sorrow that makes its resistless appeal to every heart, touching it with tenderness, and calling out sympathetic expressions. Suffering in another, disarms all unkindly feeling, and bids a truce, for the time at least, to all bitterness, jealousy, and resentment. We weep even with our enemy, whom we find in pain or sorrow. No one is ever envious of another's grief.

But when we see others rejoicing, it is not so according to nature to rejoice with them. The mood of gladness is not so sure to find sympathetic chords in the hearts of others. There are those who are envious of the happiness of others—and are made even more miserable by their joy! This surely is a most undivine spirit, and yet none can deny its existence in many hearts.

Gladness in others makes no such appeal to a heart, as sorrow does. It does not need help. Yet we should mark well the lesson that it is as much our duty to rejoice with those who rejoice—as it is to weep with those who weep. It is a close test of character, this being able to be glad because our friend is prosperous, even though at the time we do not have prosperity ourselves. It shows a wholesome spiritual condition.

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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 8 - Education in Pakistan
by PE

(This story is intended to illustrate the situation in Punjab Province.)
Swathed in headscarves and traditional Islamic robes over their clothing, Saleh and her teenaged friends walked to school ignoring the scathing glances of men. Saleh dropped her little sister off at the primary school, which was once burned out by jihadists who feel that girls should not go to school.
When the teenaged girls reached their own run down school building, Saleh glanced across the street at the well-provisioned, clean building that housed the madrasa, an Islamic religious school for boys. This school is well funded by petro-dollars, but the teachings at these schools contribute to sectarian violence, religious extremism, and hatred.
Although Pakistan’s constitution guarantees all children a free and compulsory education, 5.5 million Pakistani children are not in school. According to a United Nations agency called UNESCO, Pakistan has the highest adult illiteracy rate in the world. To make matters worse, it is common for those in power to have fake college degrees. Often people in government positions do not have the qualifications that they claim to have, much to the harm of the entire nation of Pakistan.

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Pray that in the name of Jesus spiritual strongholds that destroy Pakistan’s much-needed education system will be broken, cast down, and destroyed. Pray that the Words of Jesus will reach the hearts of Punjabis in Pakistan, be they poor or wealthy, in such a way that they will clearly see that Jesus offers them the only answer.

Proverbs 17:23, NLT
The wicked take secret bribes to pervert the course of justice.
Pakistan is noted for bribery and corruption. The end result is that, instead of people having clean water to drink, for example, they must boil it or they will get sick. Officially the water is clean, but due to bribery, illegal actions become legal for all practical purposes, so long as someone pays a bribe. People can get sick or even die by drinking tap water. The desire for personal gain gives people the willingness to allow others to suffer. Deception and injustice is at the root of this.

Pray for the people of Pakistan to take action when bribery and injustice arises.—KC



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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



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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