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Mission Devotional - May 23, 2017

"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 138:8 Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, "I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me - my faith is so steady that it will not stagger - my love is so warm that it will never grow cold - my resolution is so ...

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Mission Devotional - May 22, 2017

"He led them forth by the right way." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 107:7 Changeful experience often leads the anxious believer to enquire "Why is it thus with me?" I looked for light, but lo, darkness came; for peace, but behold trouble. I said in my heart, my mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved. Lord, thou dost hide thy face, and I am troubled. It was but...

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Mission Devotional - May 21, 2017

"If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Peter 2:3 If - then, this is not a matter to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. If - then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have tasted that the Lord is gracious. If - then this is not a general but a special mercy; and it is needful to enq...

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Mission Devotional - May 20, 2017

"Marvelous lovingkindness." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 17:7 When we give our hearts with our alms, we give well, but we must often plead to a failure in this respect. Not so our Master and our Lord. His favours are always performed with the love of his heart. He does not send to us the cold meat and the broken pieces from the table of his luxury, but he dips our mo...

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Mission Devotional - May 19, 2017

"I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth." Today's Devotional Reading Ecclesiastes 10:7 Upstarts frequently usurp the highest places, while the truly great pine in obscurity. This is a riddle in providence whose solution will one day gladden the hearts of the upright; but it is so common a fact, that none of us should murmur if i...

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Mission Devotional - May 18, 2017

"In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him." Today's Devotional Reading Colossians 2:9-10 All the attributes of Christ, as God and man, are at our disposal. All the fulness of the Godhead, whatever that marvellous term may comprehend, is ours to make us complete. He cannot endow us with the attributes of Deity; but he has done all ...

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Mission Devotional - May 17, 2017

"So to walk even as he walked." Today's Devotional Reading 1 John 2:6 Why should Christians imitate Christ? They should do it for their own sakes. If they desire to be in a healthy state of soul - if they would escape the sickness of sin, and enjoy the vigour of growing grace, let Jesus be their model. For their own happiness' sake, if they would drink wine on the lees, ...

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Mission Devotional - May 16, 2017

"Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Timothy 6:17 Our Lord Jesus is ever giving, and does not for a solitary instant withdraw his hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim, the oil shall not be stayed. He is a sun ever-shining; he is manna always falling round the camp; he is a rock in the desert, ever sendin...

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Mission Devotional - May 15, 2017

"All that believe are justified." Today's Devotional Reading Acts 13:39 The believer in Christ receives a present justification. Faith does not produce this fruit by-and-by, but now. So far as justification is the result of faith, it is given to the soul in the moment when it closes with Christ, and accepts him as its all in all. Are they who stand before the throne of G...

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Mission Devotional - May 14, 2017

"Joint heirs with Christ." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 8:17 The boundless realms of his Father's universe are Christ's by prescriptive right. As "heir of all things," he is the sole proprietor of the vast creation of God, and he has admitted us to claim the whole as ours, by virtue of that deed of joint-heir-ship which the Lord hath ratified with his chosen people....

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Mission Devotional - May 13, 2017

"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 30:5 Christian! If thou art in a night of trial, think of the morrow; cheer up thy heart with the thought of the coming of thy Lord. Be patient, for "Lo! He comes with clouds descending." Be patient! The Husbandman waits until he reaps his harvest. Be patient; for you know...

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Mission Devotional - May 12, 2017

"And will manifest myself to him." Today's Devotional Reading John 14:21 The Lord Jesus gives special revelations of himself to his people. Even if Scripture did not declare this, there are many of the children of God who could testify the truth of it from their own experience. They have had manifestations of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in a peculiar manner, suc...

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Mission Devotional - May 11, 2017

"I am with you always." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 28:20 It is well there is One who is ever the same, and who is ever with us. It is well there is one stable rock amidst the billows of the sea of life. O my soul, set not thine affections upon rusting, moth-eaten, decaying treasures, but set thine heart upon him who abides for ever faithful to thee. Build not th...

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Mission Devotional - April 25, 2016

It's amazing how you can read a story in the Bible for years and then suddenly you see something you hadn't before. In 2 Kings 5 there is the healing of Naaman from leprosy by Elisha. We read the story and see Naaman's pride and anger over the prophet not seeing him as well as his reluctance to follow the instructions of his healing but I missed the true hero of the story,...

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Mission Devotional - May 10, 2017

"But now is Christ risen from the dead." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Corinthians 15:20 The whole system of Christianity rests upon the fact that "Christ is risen from the dead;" for, "If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain: ye are yet in your sins." The divinity of Christ finds its surest proof in his resurrection, since he was ...

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Mission Devotional - May 9, 2017

"Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings." Today's Devotional Reading Ephesians 1:3 All the goodness of the past, the present, and the future, Christ bestows upon his people. In the mysterious ages of the past the Lord Jesus was his Father's first elect, and in his election he gave us an interest, for we were chosen in him from before the foundation of the world...

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Mission Devotional - May 8, 2017

"He that was healed wist not who it was." Today's Devotional Reading John 5:13 Years are short to the happy and healthy; but thirty-eight years of disease must have dragged a very weary length along the life of the poor impotent man. When Jesus, therefore, healed him by a word, while he lay at the pool of Bethesda, he was delightfully sensible of a change. Even so the si...

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Mission Devotional - May 7, 2017

"Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 12:15 What a mass of hideous sickness must have thrust itself under the eye of Jesus! Yet we read not that he was disgusted, but patiently waited on every case. What a singular variety of evils must have met at his feet! What sickening ulcers and putrefying sores! Yet he was ready...

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Mission Devotional - May 6, 2017

"Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 12:15 What a mass of hideous sickness must have thrust itself under the eye of Jesus! Yet we read not that he was disgusted, but patiently waited on every case. What a singular variety of evils must have met at his feet! What sickening ulcers and putrefying sores! Yet he was ready...

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Mission Devotional - May 5, 2017

"I will be their God, and they shall be my people." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Corinthians 6:16 What a sweet title: "My people!" What a cheering revelation: "Their God!" How much of meaning is couched in those two words, "My people!" Here is speciality. The whole world is God's; the heaven, even the heaven of heavens is the Lord's, and he reigneth among the children of...

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Mission Devotional - May 4, 2017

"Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods." Today's Devotional Reading Jeremiah 16:20 One great besetting sin of ancient Israel was idolatry, and the spiritual Israel are vexed with a tendency to the same folly. Remphan's star shines no longer, and the women weep no more for Tammuz, but Mammon still intrudes his golden calf, and the shrines of pride are n...

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Mission Devotional - May 3, 2017

"In the world ye shall have tribulation." Today's Devotional Reading John 16:33 Art thou asking the reason of this, believer? Look upward to thy heavenly Father, and behold him pure and holy. Dost thou know that thou art one day to be like him? Wilt thou easily be conformed to his image? Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify thee? Wil...

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Mission Devotional - May 2, 2017

"I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world." Today's Devotional Reading John 17:15 It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God's own time - the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord's soldiers, who are now fighting "the good fight of faith" will have done with conflict, and have entered into the joy of their...

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Mission Devotional - May 1, 2017

"His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 5:13 Lo, the flowery month is come! March winds and April showers have done their work, and the earth is all bedecked with beauty. Come my soul, put on thine holiday attire and go forth to gather garlands of heavenly thoughts. Thou knowest whither to betake thyself, for to t...

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