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Mission Devotional - May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018 "Who healeth all thy diseases." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 103:3 Humbling as is the statement, yet the fact is certain, that we are all more or less suffering under the disease of sin. What a comfort to know that we have a great Physician who is both able and willing to heal us! Let us think of him awhile to-night. His cures are very speedy...

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Mission Devotional - May 29, 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 "Thou hatest wickedness." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 45:7 "Be ye angry, and sin not." There can hardly be goodness in a man if he be not angry at sin; he who loves truth must hate every false way. How our Lord Jesus hated it when the temptation came! Thrice it assailed him in different forms, but ever he met it with, "Get thee behind me, Sat...

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Mission Devotional - May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 "That henceforth we should not serve sin." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 6:6 Christian, what hast thou to do with sin? Hath it not cost thee enough already? Burnt child, wilt thou play with the fire? What! when thou hast already been between the jaws of the lion, wilt thou step a second time into his den? Hast thou not had enough of the old ...

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Mission Devotional - May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018 "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope." Today's Devotional Reading Lamentations 3:21 If Mephibosheth was thus humbled by David's kindness, what shall we be in the presence of our gracious Lord? The more grace we have, the less we shall think of ourselves, for grace, like light, reveals our impurity. Eminent saints have scarcely known to ...

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Mission Devotional - May 27, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018 "What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?" Today's Devotional Reading 2 Samuel 9:8 If Mephibosheth was thus humbled by David's kindness, what shall we be in the presence of our gracious Lord? The more grace we have, the less we shall think of ourselves, for grace, like light, reveals our impurity. Eminent saints h...

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Mission Devotional - May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 26, 2018 "Continue in the faith." Today's Devotional Reading Acts 14:22 Perseverance is the badge of true saints. The Christian life is not a beginning only in the ways of God, but also a continuance in the same as long as life lasts. It is with a Christian as it was with the great Napoleon: he said, "Conquest has made me what I am, and conquest must main...

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Mission Devotional - May 25, 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018 "And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem and they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them." Today's Devotional Reading Luke 24:34-35 When the two disciples had reached Emmaus, and were refreshing themselves at the evening meal, the mysterious stranger who had so enchanted them upon the road, took bread a...

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Mission Devotional - May 24, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018 "Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ." Today's Devotional Reading Philippians 1:27 The word "conversation" does not merely mean our talk and converse with one another, but the whole course of our life and behavior in the world. The Greek word signifies the actions and the privileges of citizenship: and thus we are co...

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Mission Devotional - May 23, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 "Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 43:24 Worshippers at the temple were wont to bring presents of sweet perfumes to be burned upon the altar of God: but Israel, in the time of her backsliding, became ungenerous, and made but few votive offerings to her Lord: this was an evidence of coldness of heart...

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Mission Devotional - May 22, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 "Behold, thou art fair, my Beloved." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 1:16 From every point our Well-beloved is most fair. Our various experiences are meant by our heavenly Father to furnish fresh standpoints from which we may view the loveliness of Jesus; how amiable are our trials when they carry us aloft where we may gain clearer view...

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Mission Devotional - May 21, 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 "There is corn in Egypt." Today's Devotional Reading Genesis 42:2 Famine pinched all the nations, and it seemed inevitable that Jacob and his family should suffer great want; but the God of providence, who never forgets the objects of electing love, had stored a granary for his people by giving the Egyptians warning of the scarcity, and leading the...

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Mission Devotional - May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 "I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love." Today's Devotional Reading Hosea 11:4 Our heavenly Father often draws us with the cords of love; but ah! how backward we are to run towards him! How slowly do we respond to his gentle impulses! He draws us to exercise a more simple faith in him; but we have not yet attained to Abraham's confide...

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Mission Devotional - May 19, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018 "And he requested for himself that he might die." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Kings 19:4 It was a remarkable thing that the man who was never to die, for whom God had ordained an infinitely better lot, the man who should be carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and be translated, that he should not see death - should thus pray, "Let me die, I ...

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Mission Devotional - May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018 "Afterward." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 12:11 How happy are tried Christians, afterwards. No calm more deep than that which succeeds a storm. Who has not rejoiced in clear shinings after rain? Victorious banquets are for well-exercised soldiers. After killing the lion we eat the honey; after climbing the Hill of Difficulty, we sit down in t...

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Mission Devotional - May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 "Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 41:09 If we have received the grace of God in our hearts, its practical effect has been to make us God's servants. We may be unfaithful servants, we certainly are unprofitable ones, but yet, blessed be his name, we are his servants, wearing his livery, feeding at his tab...

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Mission Devotional - May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 "Made perfect." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 12:23 Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs - the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate - experience s...

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Mission Devotional - May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 "And he said, thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye and your cattle, and your beasts." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Kings 3:16-17 The armies of the three kings were famishing for want ...

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Mission Devotional - May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 "He shall gather the lambs with his arm and carry them in his bosom." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 40:11 Who is he of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is the Good Shepherd. Why doth he carry the lambs in his bosom? Because He hath a tender heart, and any weakness at once melts his heart. The sighs, the ignorance, the feebleness of the l...

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Mission Devotional - May 13, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018 "Thou art my portion, O Lord." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 119:57 Look at thy possessions, O believer, and compare thy portion with the lot of thy fellowmen. Some of them have their portion in the field; they are rich, and their harvests yield them a golden increase; but what are harvests compared with thy God, who is the God of harvests? What...

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Mission Devotional - May 12, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018 "Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt, and I will also surely bring thee up again." Today's Devotional Reading Genesis 46:3-4 Jacob must have shuddered at the thought of leaving the land of his father's sojourning and dwelling among heathen strangers. It was a new scene,...

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Mission Devotional - May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018 "Only be thou strong and very courageous." Today's Devotional Reading Joshua 1:7 Our God's tender love for his servants makes him concerned for the state of their inward feelings. He desires them to be of good courage. Some esteem it a small thing for a believer to be vexed with doubts and fears, but God thinks not so. From this text it is plain th...

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Mission Devotional - May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018 "The only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." Today's Devotional Reading John 1:14 Believer, you can bear your testimony that Christ is the only begotten of the Father, as well as the first begotten from the dead. You can say, "He is divine to me, if he be human to all the world beside. He has done that for me which none but a God c...

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Mission Devotional - May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 "Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field let us see if the vine flourish." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 7:11-12 The church was about to engage in earnest labor and desired her Lord's company in it. She does not say, "I will go," but "let us go." It is blessed working when Jesus is at our side! It is the business of God's pe...

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Mission Devotional - May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 "Acquaint now thyself with him." Today's Devotional Reading Job 22:21 If we would rightly "acquaint ourselves with God, and be at peace," we must know him as he has revealed himself, not only in the unity of his essence and subsistence, but also in the plurality of his persons. God said, "Let us make man in our own image" - let not man be content u...

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Mission Devotional - May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018 "Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk." Today's Devotional Reading John 5:8 Like many others, the impotent man had been waiting for a wonder to be wrought, and a sign to be given. Wearily did he watch the pool, but no angel came, or came not for him; yet, thinking it to be his only chance, he waited still, and knew not that there wa...

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Mission Devotional - May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018 "All the days of my appointed time will I wait." Today's Devotional Reading Job 14:14 A little stay on earth will make heaven more heavenly. Nothing makes rest so sweet as toil; nothing renders security so pleasant as exposure to alarms. The bitter quassia cups of earth will give a relish to the new wine which sparkles in the golden bowls of glory. ...

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Mission Devotional - May 5, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he." Today's Devotional Reading Proverbs 16:20 Wisdom is man's true strength; and, under its guidance, he best accomplishes the ends of his being. Wisely handling the matter of life gives to man the richest enjoyment and presents the noblest occupation for ...

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Mission Devotional - May 4, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018 "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible." Today's Devotional Reading 1 Peter 1:23 Peter most earnestly exhorted the scattered saints to love each other "with a pure heart fervently" and he wisely fetched his argument, not from the law, from nature, or from philosophy, but from that high and divine nature which God hath impla...

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Mission Devotional - May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018 "A very present help." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 46:1 Covenant blessings are not meant to be looked at only, but to be appropriated. Even our Lord Jesus is given to us for our present use. Believer, thou dost not make use of Christ as thou oughtest to do. When thou art in trouble, why dost thou not tell him all thy grief? Has he not a sympa...

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Mission Devotional - May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 "These all died in faith." Today's Devotional Reading Hebrews 11:13 Behold the epitaph of all those blessed saints who fell asleep before the coming of our Lord! It matters nothing how else they died, whether of old age, or by violent means; this one point, in which they all agree, is the most worthy of record, "they all died in faith." In faith ...

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Mission Devotional - May 1, 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 "I am the rose of Sharon." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 2:1 Whatever there may be of beauty in the material world, Jesus Christ possesses all that in the spiritual world in a tenfold degree. Amongst flowers the rose is deemed the sweetest, but Jesus is infinitely more beautiful in the garden of the soul than the rose can be in the gar...

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