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Mission Devotional - April 30, 2017

"And all the children of Israel murmured." Today's Devotional Reading Numbers 14:2 There are murmurers amongst Christians now, as there were in the camp of Israel of old. There are those who, when the rod falls, cry out against the afflictive dispensation. They ask, "Why am I thus afflicted? What have I done to be chastened in this manner?" A word with thee, O murmurer! ...

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Mission Devotional - April 29, 2017

"Thou art my hope in the day of evil." Today's Devotional Reading Jeremiah 17:17 The path of the Christian is not always bright with sunshine; he has his seasons of darkness and of storm. True, it is written in God's Word, "Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace;" and it is a great truth, that religion is calculated to give a man happiness below a...

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Mission Devotional - April 28, 2017

"Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 119:49 Whatever your especial need may be, you may readily find some promise in the Bible suited to it. Are you faint and feeble because your way is rough and you are weary? Here is the promise - He giveth power to the faint." When you read such a promise, take ...

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Mission Devotional - April 27, 2017

"God, even our own God." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 67:6 It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God himself. Though he is "our own God," we apply ourselves but little to him, and ask but little of him. How seldom do we ask counsel at the hands of the Lord! How often do w...

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Mission Devotional - April 26, 2017

"This do in remembrance of me." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Corinthians 11:24 It seems then, that Christians may forget Christ! There could be no need for this loving exhortation, if there were not a fearful supposition that our memories might prove treacherous. Nor is this a bare supposition: it is, alas! too well confirmed in our experience, not as a possibility, but ...

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Mission Devotional - April 25, 2017

“Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.” Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 2:10 Lo, I hear the voice of my Beloved! He speaks to me! Fair weather is smiling upon the face of the earth, and he would not have me spiritually asleep while nature is all around me awaking from her winter's rest. He bids me "Rise up," and well he may, for I have long ...

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Mission Devotional - April 24, 2017

"And because of all this we make a sure covenant." Today's Devotional Reading Nehemiah 9:38 There are many occasions in our experience when we may very rightly, and with benefit, renew our covenant with God. After recovery from sickness when, like Hezekiah, we have had a new term of years added to our life, we may fitly do it. After any deliverance from trouble, when our...

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Mission Devotional - April 23, 2017

"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 8:37 We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the law for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spir...

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Mission Devotional - April 22, 2017

"Him hath God exalted." Today's Devotional Reading Acts 5:31 Jesus, our Lord, once crucified, dead and buried, now sits upon the throne of glory. The highest place that heaven affords is his by undisputed right. It is sweet to remember that the exaltation of Christ in heaven is a representative exaltation. He is exalted at the Father's right hand, and though as Jehovah h...

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Mission Devotional - April 21, 2017

"Ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone." Today's Devotional Reading Job 19:25 The marrow of Job's comfort lies in that little word "My" - "My Redeemer," and in the fact that the Redeemer lives. Oh! to get hold of a living Christ. We must get a property in him before we can enjoy him. What is gold in the mine to me? Men are beggars in Peru,...

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Mission Devotional - April 20, 2017

"That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 2:14 O child of God, death hath lost its sting, because the devil's power over it is destroyed. Then cease to fear dying. Ask grace from God the Holy Ghost, that by an intimate knowledge and a firm belief of thy Redeemer's death, thou mayst be strengthened for that d...

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Mission Devotional - April 19, 2017

"Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 27:51 No mean miracle was wrought in the rending of so strong and thick a veil; but it was not intended merely as a display of power - many lessons were herein taught us. The old law of ordinances was put away, and like a worn-out vesture, rent and laid aside...

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Mission Devotional - April 18, 2017

"She bound the scarlet line in the window." Today's Devotional Reading Joshua 2:21 Rahab depended for her preservation upon the promise of the spies, whom she looked upon as the representatives of the God of Israel. Her faith was simple and firm, but it was very obedient. To tie the scarlet line in the window was a very trivial act in itself, but she dared not run the ri...

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Mission Devotional - April 17, 2017

"We are come to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 12:24 Reader, have you come to the blood of sprinkling? The question is not whether you have come to a knowledge of doctrine, or an observance of ceremonies, or to a certain form of experience, but have you come to the blood of Jesus? The blood of ...

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Mission Devotional - April 16, 2017

"The precious blood of Christ." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Peter 1:19 Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood. It is "precious" because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it the sins of Christ's people are atoned for; they are redeemed from under the law; they are reconciled to God, ma...

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Mission Devotional - April 15, 2017

"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Today's Devotional Reading 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...

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Mission Devotional - April 14, 2017

"All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head." Today's Devotional Reading 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 g...

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Mission Devotional - April 13, 2017

"A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 1:13 Myrrh may well be chosen as the type of Jesus on account of its preciousness, its perfume, its pleasantness, its healing, preserving, disinfecting qualities, and its connection with sacrifice. But why is he compared to "a bundle of myrrh"? First, for plenty. He is not a drop o...

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Mission Devotional - April 12, 2017

"My heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 22:14 Our blessed Lord experienced a terrible sinking and melting of soul. "The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a wounded spirit who can bear?" Deep depression of spirit is the most grievous of all trials; all besides is as nothing. Well might the suffering Sa...

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Mission Devotional - April 11, 2017

"I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 22:14 Did earth or heaven ever behold a sadder spectacle of woe! In soul and body, our Lord felt himself to be weak as water poured upon the ground. The placing of the cross in its socket had shaken him with great violence, had strained all the ligaments, pained every nerve,...

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Mission Devotional - April 10, 2017

"The place which is called Calvary." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 23:33 The hill of comfort is the hill of Calvary; the house of consolation is built with the wood of the cross; the temple of heavenly blessing is founded upon the riven rock - riven by the spear which pierced his side. No scene in sacred history ever gladdens the soul like Calvary's tragedy. "Is it no...

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Mission Devotional - April 9, 2017

"And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 23:27 Amid the rabble rout which hounded the Redeemer to his doom, there were some gracious souls whose bitter anguish sought vent in wailing and lamentations - fit music to accompany that march of woe. When my soul can, in imagination, ...

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Mission Devotional - April 8, 2017

"If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?" Today's Devotional Reading Luke 23:31 Among other interpretations of this suggestive question, the following is full of teaching: "If the innocent substitute for sinners, suffer thus, what will be done when the sinner himself - the dry tree - shall fall into the hands of an angry God?" When God saw...

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Mission Devotional - April 7, 2017

"O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?" Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 4:2 An instructive writer has made a mournful list of the honours which the blinded people of Israel awarded to their long expected King. They gave him a procession of honour, in which Roman legionaries, Jewish priests, men and women, took a part, he himself bearing his cro...

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Mission Devotional - April 6, 2017

"Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 13:13 Jesus, bearing his cross, went forth to suffer without the gate. The Christian's reason for leaving the camp of the world's sin and religion is not because he loves to be singular, but because Jesus did so; and the disciple must follow his Master. Christ was "not of the world:...

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Mission Devotional - April 5, 2017

"On him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 23:26 We see in Simon's carrying the cross a picture of the work of the Church throughout all generations; she is the cross-bearer after Jesus. Mark then, Christian, Jesus does not suffer so as to exclude your suffering. He bears a cross, not that you may escape it, but that ...

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Mission Devotional - April 4, 2017

"Do not judge or you will be judged. … With the measure you use it will be measured to you." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Corinthians 5:21 Mourning Christian! why weepest thou? Art thou mourning over thine own corruptions? Look to thy perfect Lord, and remember, thou art complete in him; thou art in God's sight as perfect as if thou hadst never sinned; nay, more ...

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Mission Devotional - April 3, 2017

"They took Jesus, and led him away." Today's Devotional Reading John 19:16 He had been all night in agony, he had spent the early morning at the hall of Caiaphas, he had been hurried from Caiaphas to Pilate, from Pilate to Herod, and from Herod back again to Pilate; he had, therefore, but little strength left, and yet neither refreshment nor rest were permitted him. They...

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Mission Devotional - April 2, 2017

"He answered him to never a word." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 27:14 He had never been slow of speech when he could bless the sons of men, but he would not say a single word for himself. "Never man spake like this man," and never man was silent like him. Was this singular silence the index of his perfect self- sacrifice? Did it show that he would not utter a word ...

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Mission Devotional - April 1, 2017

"It is time to seek the Lord." Today's Devotional Reading Hosea 10:12 This month of April is said to derive its name from the Latin verb aperio, which signifies to open, because all the buds and blossoms are now opening, and we have arrived at the gates of the flowery year. Reader, if you are yet unsaved, may your heart, in accord with the universal awakening of nature, ...

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