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Mission Devotional - February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 "The barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Kings 17:16 See the faithfulness of divine love. You observe that this woman had daily necessities. She had herself and her son to feed in a time of famine; and now, in addition, the ...

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Mission Devotional - February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 "Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." Today's Devotional Reading Micah 5:2 The Lord Jesus had goings forth for his people as their representative before the throne, long before they appeared upon the stage of time. It was "from everlasting" that he signed the compact with his Father, that he would pay blood for blood, ...

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Mission Devotional - February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018 "Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague." Today's Devotional Reading Leviticus 13:13 Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved that the constitution was sound. This evening it may be well for us to see the typical...

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Mission Devotional - February 25, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018 "But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa." Today's Devotional Reading Jonah 1:3 Instead of going to Nineveh to preach the Word, as God bade him, Jonah disliked the work, and went down to Joppa to escape from it. There are occasions when God's servants shrink from duty. But what is the cons...

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Mission Devotional - February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018 "O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy upon Jerusalem? ... And the Lord answered the angel ... with good words and comfortable words." Today's Devotional Reading Zechariah 1:12-13 What a sweet answer to an anxious enquiry! This night let us rejoice in it. O Zion, there are good things in store for thee; thy time of travail shall...

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Mission Devotional - February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 "Take up the cross, and follow me." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 10:21 You have not the making of your own cross, although unbelief is a master carpenter at cross-making; neither are you permitted to choose your own cross, although self-will would fain be lord and master; but your cross is prepared and appointed for you by divine love, an...

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Mission Devotional - February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018 "The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power." Today's Devotional Reading Nahum 1:3 Jehovah "is slow to anger." When mercy cometh into the world she driveth winged steeds; the axles of her chariot-wheels are red hot with speed; but when wrath goeth forth, it toileth on with tardy footsteps, for God taketh no pleasure in the sinner's death....

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Mission Devotional - February 21, 2018

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 "Understandest thou what thou readest?" Today's Devotional Reading Acts 8:30 We should be abler teachers of others, and less liable to be carried about by every wind of doctrine, if we sought to have a more intelligent understanding of the Word of God. As the Holy Ghost, the Author of the Scriptures is he who alone can enlighten us rightly ...

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Mission Devotional - February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 "Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 4:1 A holy character does not avert temptation - Jesus was tempted. When Satan tempts us, his sparks fall upon tinder; but in Christ's case, it was like striking sparks on water; yet the enemy continued his evil work. Now,...

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Mission Devotional - February 19, 2018

Monday, February 19, 2018 "He first findeth his own brother Simon." Today's Devotional Reading John 1:41 This case is an excellent pattern of all cases where spiritual life is vigorous. As soon as a man has found Christ, he begins to find others. I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself. True grace puts an end...

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Mission Devotional - February 18, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018 "Father, I have sinned." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 15:18 It is quite certain that those whom Christ has washed in his precious blood need not make a confession of sin, as culprits or criminals, before God the Judge, for Christ has for ever taken away all their sins in a legal sense, so that they no longer stand where they can be condemne...

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Mission Devotional - February 17, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018 "Whereas the Lord was there." Today's Devotional Reading Ezekiel 35:10 Edom's princes saw the whole country left desolate, and counted upon its easy conquest; but there was one great difficulty in their way - quite unknown to them - "The Lord was there;" and in his presence, lay the special security of the chosen land. Whatever may be the ma...

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Mission Devotional - February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018 "Thy good spirit." Today's Devotional Reading Nehemiah 9:20 Common, too common is the sin of forgetting the Holy Spirit. This is folly and ingratitude. He deserves well at our hands, for he is good, supremely good. As God, he is good essentially. He shares in the threefold ascription of Holy, holy, holy, which ascends to the Triune Jehovah. Un...

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Mission Devotional - February 15, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018 "Whereby they have made thee glad." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 45:8 And who are thus privileged to make the Saviour glad? His church - his people. But is it possible? He makes us glad, but how can we make him glad? By our love. Ah! we think it so cold, so faint; and so, indeed, we must sorrowfully confess it to be, but it is very sweet...

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Mission Devotional - February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 "She was healed immediately." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 14:30 One of the most touching and teaching of the Savior's miracles is before us to-night. The woman was very ignorant. She imagined that virtue came out of Christ by a law of necessity, without his knowledge or direct will. Moreover, she was a stranger to the generosity of J...

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Mission Devotional - February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 "There is therefore now no condemnation." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 8:1 Come, my soul, think thou of this. Believing in Jesus, thou art actually and effectually cleared from guilt; thou art led out of thy prison. Thou art no more in fetters as a bond-slave; thou art delivered now from the bondage of the law; thou art freed from sin, a...

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Mission Devotional - February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018 "He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." Today's Devotional Reading John 14:16 Great Father revealed himself to believers of old before the coming of his Son, and was known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the God Almighty. Then Jesus came, and the ever-blessed Son in his own proper person, was the delight of h...

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Mission Devotional - February 11, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018 "Thou hast left thy first love." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 22:32 Ever to be remembered is that best and brightest of hours, when first we saw the Lord, lost our burden, received the roll of promise, rejoiced in full salvation, and went on our way in peace. It was spring time in the soul; the winter was past; the mutterings of Sinai's thu...

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Mission Devotional - February 10, 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018 "I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 44:22 Attentively observe the instructive similitude: our sins are like a cloud. As clouds are of many shapes and shades, so are our transgressions. As clouds obscure the light of ...

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Mission Devotional - February 9, 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018 "Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil or, the evil one." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 11:4 What we are taught to seek or shun in prayer, we should equally pursue or avoid in action. Very earnestly, therefore, should we avoid temptation, seeking to walk so guardedly in the path of obedience, that we may never tempt the devil ...

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Mission Devotional - February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018 "He shall save his people from their sins." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 1:21 Many persons, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply, "Being saved from hell and taken to heaven." This is one result of salvation, but it is not one tithe of what is contained in that boon. It is true our Lord Jesus Christ does redeem...

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Mission Devotional - February 7, 2018

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 "And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither." Today's Devotional Reading Revelation 11:12 Without considering these words in their prophetical connection, let us regard them as the invitation of our great Forerunner to his sanctified people. In due time there shall be heard "a great voice from heaven" to every...

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Mission Devotional - February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 "Pray one for another." Today's Devotional Reading James 5:16 As an encouragement cheerfully to offer intercessory prayer, remember that such prayer is the sweetest God ever hears, for the prayer of Christ is of this character. In all the incense which our Great High Priest now puts into the golden censer, there is not a single grain for himse...

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Mission Devotional - February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018 "At that time Jesus answered." Today's Devotional Reading Matthew 11:25 This is a singular way in which to commence a verse - "At that time Jesus answered." If you will look at the context you will not perceive that any person had asked him a question, or that he was in conversation with any human being. Yet it is written, "Jesus answered and s...

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Mission Devotional - February 4, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018 "Your refuge from the avenger of blood." Today's Devotional Reading Joshua 20:3 It is said that in the land of Canaan, cities of refuge were so arranged, that any man might reach one of them within half a day at the utmost. Even so the word of our salvation is near to us; Jesus is a present Savior, and the way to him is short; it is but a simpl...

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Mission Devotional - February 3, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018 "Tell me where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 1:7 These words express the desire of the believer after Christ, and his longing for present communion with him. Where doest thou feed thy flock? In thy house? I will go, if I may find thee there. In private prayer? Then I wil...

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Mission Devotional - February 2, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018 "And these are ancient things." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Chronicles 4:22 Yet not so ancient as those precious things which are the delight of our souls. Let us for a moment recount them, telling them over as misers count their gold. The sovereign choice of the Father, by which he elected us unto eternal life, or ever the earth was, is a mat...

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Mission Devotional - February 1, 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018 "Thy love to me was wonderful." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Samuel 1:26 Come, dear readers, let each one of us speak for himself of the wonderful love, not of Jonathan, but of Jesus. We will not relate what we have been told, but the things which we have tasted and handled-of the love of Christ. Thy love to me, O Jesus, was wonderful when I ...

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