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Mission Devotional - March 31, 2017

"With his stripes we are healed." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 53:5 Pilate delivered our Lord to the lictors to be scourged. The Roman scourge was a most dreadful instrument of torture. It was made of the sinews of oxen, and sharp bones were inter-twisted every here and there among the sinews; so that every time the lash came down these pieces of bone inflicted fear...

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Mission Devotional - March 30, 2017

"He was numbered with the transgressors." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 53:12 Why did Jesus suffer himself to be enrolled amongst sinners? This wonderful condescension was justified by many powerful reasons. In such a character he could the better become their advocate. In some trials there is an identification of the counsellor with the client, nor can they be looke...

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Mission Devotional - March 29, 2017

"Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 5:8 We are told that the Captain of our salvation was made perfect through suffering, therefore we who are sinful, and who are far from being perfect, must not wonder if we are called to pass through suffering too. Shall the head be crowned with thorns, a...

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Mission Devotional - March 28, 2017

"The love of Christ which passeth knowledge." Today's Devotional Reading Ephesians 3:19 The love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness, its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where shall language be found which shall describe his matchless, his unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and boundless that, as the swallow but...

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Mission Devotional - March 27, 2017

"Then all the disciples forsook him and fled." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 26:56 He never deserted them, but they in cowardly fear of their lives, fled from him in the very beginning of his sufferings. This is but one instructive instance of the frailty of all believers if left to themselves; they are but sheep at the best, and they flee when the wolf cometh. They...

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Mission Devotional - March 26, 2017

"Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way." Today's Devotional Reading John 18:8 Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power to set his disciples free. As to himself, like a sheep before ...

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Mission Devotional - March 25, 2017

"Betrayest thou the Son of Man with a kiss?" Today's Devotional Reading Luke 22:48 "The kisses of an enemy are deceitful." Let me be on my guard when the world puts on a loving face, for it will, if possible, betray me as it did my Master, with a kiss. Whenever a man is about to stab religion, he usually professes very great reverence for it. Let me beware of the sleek-f...

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Mission Devotional - March 24, 2017

"He was heard in that he feared." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 5:7 Did this fear arise from the infernal suggestion that he was utterly forsaken. There may be sterner trials than this, but surely it is one of the worst to be utterly forsaken? "See," said Satan, "thou hast a friend nowhere! Thy Father hath shut up the bowels of his compassion against thee. Not an an...

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Mission Devotional - March 23, 2017

"His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 22:44 The mental pressure arising from our Lord's struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have been the weight of sin whe...

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Mission Devotional - March 22, 2017

"And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 26:39 There are several instructive features in our Saviour's prayer in his hour of trial. It was lonely prayer. He withdrew even from his three favoured disciples. Believer, be much in solitary prayer, especially in times of trial. Family prayer, social prayer, prayer in...

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Mission Devotional - March 21, 2017

"Ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone." Today's Devotional Reading John 16:32 Few had fellowship with the sorrows of Gethsemane. The majority of the disciples were not sufficiently advanced in grace to be admitted to behold the mysteries of "the agony." Occupied with the passover feast at their own houses, they represent the many who live...

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Mission Devotional - March 20, 2017

"My beloved." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 2:8 This was a golden name which the ancient Church in her most joyous moments was wont to give to the Anointed of the Lord. When the time of the singing of birds was come, and the voice of the turtle was heard in her land, her love-note was sweeter than either, as she sang, "My beloved is mine and I am his: he fee...

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Mission Devotional - March 19, 2017

"Strong in faith." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 4:20 Christian, take good care of thy faith; for recollect faith is the only way whereby thou canst obtain blessings. If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith. Prayer cannot draw down answers from God's throne except it be the earnest prayer of the man who believes. Faith is the angelic mess...

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Mission Devotional - March 18, 2017

"Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." Today's Devotional Reading Galatians 3:26 The fatherhood of God is common to all his children. Ah! Little-faith, you have often said, "Oh that I had the courage of Great-heart, that I could wield his sword and be as valiant as he! But, alas, I stumble at every straw, and a shadow makes me afraid." List thee, Litt...

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Mission Devotional - March 17, 2017

"Remember the poor." Today's Devotional Reading Galatians 2:10 Why does God allow so many of his children to be poor? He could make them all rich if he pleased; he could lay bags of gold at their doors; he could send them a large annual income; or he could scatter round their houses abundance of provisions, as once he made the quails lie in heaps round the camp of Israel...

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Mission Devotional - March 16, 2017

"I am a stranger with thee." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 39:12 Yes, O Lord, with thee, but not to thee. All my natural alienation from thee, thy grace has effectually removed; and now, in fellowship with thyself, I walk through this sinful world as a pilgrim in a foreign country. Thou art a stranger in thine own world. Man forgets thee, dishonours thee, sets up new ...

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Mission Devotional - March 15, 2017

"Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Timothy 2:1 Christ has grace without measure in himself, but he hath not retained it for himself. As the reservoir empties itself into the pipes, so hath Christ emptied out his grace for his people. "Of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace." He seems only to have in order to d...

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Mission Devotional - March 14, 2017

"Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Corinthians 10:12 It is a curious fact, that there is such a thing as being proud of grace. A man says, "I have great faith, I shall not fall; poor little faith may, but I never shall." "I have fervent love," says another, "I can stand, there is no danger of my going astray." He who ...

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Mission Devotional - March 13, 2017

"Why sit we here until we die?" Today's Devotional Reading 2 Kings 7:3 Dear reader, this little book was mainly intended for the edification of believers, but if you are yet unsaved, our heart yearns over you: and we would fain say a word which may be blessed to you. Open your Bible, and read the story of the lepers, and mark their position, which was much the same as yo...

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Mission Devotional - March 12, 2017

"Thou shalt love thy neighbor." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 5:43 "Love thy neighbor." Perhaps he rolls in riches, and thou art poor, and living in thy little cot side-by-side with his lordly mansion; thou seest every day his estates, his fine linen, and his sumptuous banquets; God has given him these gifts, covet not his wealth, and think no hard thoughts concerni...

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Mission Devotional - March 11, 2017

"Sin ... exceeding sinful." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 7:13 Beware of light thoughts of sin. At the time of conversion, the conscience is so tender, that we are afraid of the slightest sin. Young converts have a holy timidity, a godly fear lest they should offend against God. But alas! very soon the fine bloom upon these first ripe fruits is removed by the rough h...

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Mission Devotional - March 10, 2017

"In my prosperity I said I shall never be moved." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 30:6 "Moab settled on his lees, he hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel." - Jeremiah 48:11 KJV. Give a man wealth; let his ships bring home continually rich freights; let the winds and waves appear to be his servants to bear his vessels across the bosom of the mighty deep; let his l...

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Mission Devotional - March 9, 2017

"Yea, he is altogether lovely." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 5:16 The superlative beauty of Jesus is all-attracting; it is not so much to be admired as to be loved. He is more than pleasant and fair, he is lovely. Surely the people of God can fully justify the use of this golden word, for he is the object of their warmest love, a love founded on the intrins...

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Mission Devotional - March 8, 2017

"We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." Today's Devotional Reading Acts 14:22 God's people have their trials. It was never designed by God, when he chose his people, that they should be an untried people. They were chosen in the furnace of affliction; they were never chosen to worldly peace and earthly joy. Freedom from sickness and the pains of...

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Mission Devotional - March 7, 2017

"Have faith in God." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 11:22 Faith is the foot of the soul by which it can march along the road of the commandments. Love can make the feet move more swiftly; but faith is the foot which carries the soul. Faith is the oil enabling the wheels of holy devotion and of earnest piety to move well; and without faith the wheels are taken from the c...

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Mission Devotional - March 6, 2017

"Ye must be born again." Today's Devotional Reading John 3:7 Regeneration is a subject which lies at the very basis of salvation, and we should be very diligent to take heed that we really are "born again," for there are many who fancy they are, who are not. Be assured that the name of a Christian is not the nature of a Christian; and that being born in a Christian land,...

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Mission Devotional - March 5, 2017

"Let us not sleep, as do others." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Thessalonians 5:6 There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, "To prevent drowsiness in this place, let u...

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Mission Devotional - March 4, 2017

"My grace is sufficient for thee." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Corinthians 12:9 If none of God's saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace. When we find the wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say, "Still will I trust in the Lord;" when we see the pauper starving on bread and water, who still glories...

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Mission Devotional - March 3, 2017

"Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 48:10 Comfort thyself, tried believer, with this thought: God saith, "I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction." Does not the word come like a soft shower, assuaging the fury of the f...

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Mission Devotional - March 2, 2017

"But all the Israelites went down to the Philistines, to sharpen every man his share, and his coulter, and his axe, and his mattock." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Samuel 13:20 We are engaged in a great war with the Philistines of evil. Every weapon within our reach must be used. Preaching, teaching, praying, giving, all must be brought into action, and talents which have...

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Mission Devotional - March 1, 2017

"He is precious." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Peter 2:7 As all the rivers run into the sea, so all delights centre in our Beloved. The glances of his eyes outshine the sun: the beauties of his face are fairer than the choicest flowers: no fragrance is like the breath of his mouth. Gems of the mine, and pearls from the sea, are worthless things when measured by his preci...

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