Daily Devotions (Page 82)

Daily Devotions (Page 82)

All The Sweeter

All the Sweeter Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory!(Psalm 24:10) To have found God and still pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart. Saint Bernard stated this holy paradox in a musical quatrain that will be…

The Ease of Mistrust

The Ease of Mistrust Take care brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the Living God.(Hebrews 3:12) I sympathize with those who find it difficult to trust God in adversity. I’ve been there often enough myself to know something of the distress, despair, and darkness that fills our souls when we wonder if God truly…

One Deep Blessed Cry

One Deep Blessed Cry The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord, he is their stronghold in the time of trouble. (Psalm 37:39) Our heart is the scene of a divine operation more wonderful than Creation. We can do as little toward the work as toward creating the world, except as God works in us to will and to do. God only asks of us to yield, to consent, to wait upon…

Moving Forward With God

Moving Forward With God The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things.(John 14:26) I have found that God always has a fresh and deeper truth He wants us to learn about Him. So once He has taught you one thing, get ready for the next marvelous truth God will soon introduce. God’s Holy Spirit is your personal teacher. He…

Personal and Conscious

Personal and Conscious Let him who boasts in this, that he understands and knows me. (Jeremiah 9:24) God is a Person, and in the deep of His mighty nature He thinks, wills, enjoys, feels, loves, desires, and suffers as any other person may. In making Himself known to us He stays by the familiar pattern of personality, He communicates with us through the avenues of our…

Surveying A Great Mountain

Surveying a Great Mountain And many peoples shall come, and say; “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.”(Isaiah 2:3) Recognizing that the study of God is worthwhile, we prepare to start. But where shall we start from? How do we plot our course? Five basic truths, five foundation-principles of the knowledge about God that Christians have, will determine our…

The Keynote of Life

The Keynote of Life When the Lord restores the fortunes of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.(Psalm 14:7)   “I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord!”( Genesis 49:18) It is not easy to say exactly in what sense Jacob used these words, in the midst of his prophecies in regard to the future of his sons. But they do certainty dictate that both for…

Eternal Life Now

Eternal Life Now I am come that they may have life and have it abundantly. ((John 10:10) The essence of eternal life is for you to personally know God the Father and Jesus Christ, His Son. Knowing God does not come through a program, a study, or a method. It is the result of a vibrant, growing, one-on-one relationship with God. Within this intimate connection, God will…

A Response of Wonder

A Response of Wonder As one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. (Romans 5:18) The doctrine of justification by faith- a biblical truth, and a blessed relief from sterile legalism and unveiling self effort- has in our time fallen into evil company and been interpreted by many in such manner as…

Consent to Dependence

Consent to Dependence Andrew Murray continues: Our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.(Psalm 123:2) When man fell from God, he was even more absolutely dependent on Him. There was not the slightest hope of his recovery out of his state of death, except in God, His power and mercy. It is God alone who began the work of redemption; it is God alone who…