"The Lord's portion is his people."Deuteronomy 32:9 How are they his? By his own sovereign choice. He chose them, and set his love upon them. This he did altogether apart from any goodness in them at the time, or any goodness which he foresaw in them. He had mercy on whom he would have mercy, … Continue reading Thought for Today (16 Nov)
“Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:6) EVERY circumstance connected with the life of Christ is deeply interesting to the Christian mind. Wherever we behold our Savior, He is well worthy of our notice– “His Cross, His manger and His crown, Are big with glories yet unknown.” All His weary pilgrimage, from … Continue reading The Tomb of Jesus.
Psalm 139:5 : 'You hem me in behind and before; You have laid Your hand upon me.' - The Lord is both behind you and ahead of you. - Your past and your future are securely in His hands. - He wants to come and encircle you with His love and peace. - He is the beginning and the end … Continue reading You (O GOD) have laid Your hand upon me.
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up. “There was a judge in a certain city,” he said, “who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ … Continue reading Always pray and never give up.
source : Ousus Perhaps today you are honestly doing all you know to do, but it seems like you are in this season of drought. God’s blessing has seemingly dried up in your life. Let me point you to 2 Samuel 21:1–3, Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, … Continue reading The Blessing of God’s Spiritual Influence
source : Radio Pulpit | Ousus 96 To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless. - Psalm 119:96 The Psalmist wrote, "To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless." What does that mean? It means each time you read a Scripture you'll see something different in it. It's … Continue reading Keys to Bible study (1)
"I will cut off them that worship and that swear by the Lord, and that swear by Malcham." - Zephaniah 1:5 Such persons thought themselves safe because they were with both parties: they went with the followers of Jehovah, and bowed at the same time to Malcham. But duplicity is abominable with God, and hypocrisy … Continue reading I will cut off them that worship and that swear by the Lord…
source : Radio Pulpit | Ousus Depart! Depart! Go out from there, Touch no unclean thing; Go out from the midst of her, Be clean, You who bear the vessels of the Lord. - Isaiah 52:11 NKJV One day a man was getting his windshield washed at a filling station. When the attendant finished, the … Continue reading Keep your spiritual glasses clean
This morning we're looking at Luke chapter 1, beginning to read at verse 39: "Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe … Continue reading A Young Woman’s Faith
from the Letters of John Newton December, 1776My dear Madam, I have often preached to others of the benefits of affliction; but my own path for many years has been so smooth, and my trials, though I have not been without trials, comparatively so light and few—that I have seemed to myself to speak by … Continue reading The Benefits of Affliction