Daily Devotional 2-28-20

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

He shall be like the light of the morning when the sun rises, a morning without clouds, like the tender grass springing out of the earth, by clear shining after rain. 2 Samuel 23:4 In such language David, in his last words, portrayed the coming to reign of “a righteous ruler over men, a ruler in the fear of God,” who is to spring from his house in due time and set up the kingdom which will never be destroyed. We are waiting still for His glorious advent. He came once in...

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Daily Devotional 2-27-20

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

“He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” Ps. 112:7. SUSPENSE is dreadful. When we have no news from home we are apt to grow anxious, and we cannot be persuaded that “no news is good news.” Faith is the cure for this condition of sadness: the Lord by his Spirit settles the mind in holy serenity, and all fear is gone as to the future as well as the present. The fixedness of heart spoken of by the Psalmist is to be diligently...

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Daily Devotional 2-26-20

Posted by on Feb 26, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

Responding to God’s Call We live in daily submission to a host of authorities who circumscribe our freedom: from parents to traffic police officers to dog catchers. All authorities are to be respected and, as the Bible declares, honored. But only one authority has the intrinsic right to bind the conscience. God alone imposes absolute obligation, and He does it by the power of His holy voice. He calls the world into existence by divine imperative, by holy fiat. He...

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Daily Devotional 2-25-20

Posted by on Feb 25, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

“The wrath to come.” —Matthew 3:7 It is pleasant to pass over a country after a storm has spent itself; to smell the freshness of the herbs after the rain has passed away, and to note the drops while they glisten like purest diamonds in the sunlight. That is the position of a Christian. He is going through a land where the storm has spent itself upon his Saviour’s head, and if there be a few drops of sorrow falling, they distil from clouds of mercy, and Jesus cheers...

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Daily Devotional 2-24-20

Posted by on Feb 24, 2020 in Daily Devotional, General

False Teachers and True Shepherds Galatians 4:12-20 How do we as pastors come to our flocks, and how do we as sheep receive the pasture that God gives us?  These are the 2 related questions that St. Paul raises for us today. First, for those of you who are pastors of some kind, among whom I include ordained clergy, Sunday school teachers, mentors, and, of course, parents: how do you come to the sheep that God has entrusted to you?  Do we come like St. Paul or do we...

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