Daily Devotional 4-18-19

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. Song of Solomon 4:12 It is a poor thing when the Lord does not have the first place in the heart. He is thoroughly exclusive. He wants the whole heart for Himself. When it is thus set apart for Him, He will keep the key and He will enter in and enjoy all the sweet flowers and fruit that His own Holy Spirit produces. When this is actually true there will be abundance for the blessing of others,...

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Daily Devotional 4-17-19

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

“When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”—Prov. 16:7. I MUST see that my ways please the Lord. Even then I shall have enemies; and, perhaps, all the more certainly because I endeavour to do that which is right. But what a promise this is! The Lord will make the wrath of man to praise him, and abate it so that it shall not distress me. He can constrain an enemy to desist from harming me, even though he has a mind to do...

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Daily Devotional 4-16-19

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

Can you come down? While ye have light, believe in the light. John 12:36. We all have moments when we feel better than our best, and we say—‘I feel fit for anything; if only I could be like this always!’ We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight which we have to live up to when we do not feel like it. Many of us are no good for this workaday world when there is no high hour. We must bring our commonplace life up to the standard revealed in the high...

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Daily Devotional 4-15-19

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” —Psalm 22:1 We here behold the Saviour in the depth of his sorrows. No other place so well shows the griefs of Christ as Calvary, and no other moment at Calvary is so full of agony as that in which his cry rends the air—“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” At this moment physical weakness was united with acute mental torture from the shame and ignominy through which he had to pass; and to make his grief...

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Daily Devotional 4-14-19

Posted by on Apr 14, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

“All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head.” —Psalm 22:7 Mockery was a great ingredient in our Lord’s woe. Judas mocked him in the garden; the chief priests and scribes laughed him to scorn; Herod set him at nought; the servants and the soldiers jeered at him, and brutally insulted him; Pilate and his guards ridiculed his royalty; and on the tree all sorts of horrid jests and hideous taunts were hurled at him. Ridicule is...

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Daily Devotional 4-13-19

Posted by on Apr 13, 2019 in Daily Devotional, General

What to do under the conditions Cast thy burden upon the Lord. Psalm 55:22. We must distinguish between the burden-bearing that is right and the burden-bearing that is wrong. We ought never to bear the burden of sin or of doubt, but there are burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off, He wants us to roll them back on Him. “Cast that He hath given thee upon the Lord.” (R.V. marg.) If we undertake work for God and get out of touch with Him, the sense...

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