"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee”. Isaiah 26:3 What is signified by a mind "stayed on" the Lord? At least three things. First, to make the Lord the Portion of my soul. All around us are those vainly seeking contentment in things: [...]
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“And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately”. Luke 8:47 One of the most touching and teaching of the Saviour's miracles is before [...]
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself…” New and enlarged views of the Holy Spirit mark a regenerate mind. Having received the Holy Spirit as a quickener, he feels the need of Him now as a teacher, a [...]
“But howsoever, said he, let me run. And he said unto him, Run. Then Ahimaaz ran by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi”. 2 Samuel 18:23 Running is not everything, there is much in the way which we select: a swift foot over hill and down dale will not keep pace with [...]
"I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore”. Psalm 86:12 From the very beginning, we approach prayer with a grave misconception. Our selfishness knows no bounds. We look upon Him as another means of gaining our own ends. We have a carnal nature, [...]
“And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?”. Daniel 6:20 How many times we find this expression in the [...]
Many years ago, I took a course in journalism. We were taught that every good news report must answer six questions: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How. Any news report that does not answer all of those questions gives the reader an incomplete, and possibly misleading, picture of the facts. Those same six questions [...]
"For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." 2 Timothy 1:12 Firmly believing that my times are in God's hand, I here [...]
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11. These exiles were unwilling to settle in the land to which they had been transported. They were always fretting and planning; talking of the past and [...]
"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshiped him." Matthew 2:11 We have here the wise men's humble attendance upon this new-born King of the Jews, and the honours they paid him. From Jerusalem they went to Bethlehem, resolving to seek [...]
“Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14 Let us to-day go down to Bethlehem, and in company with wondering shepherds and adoring Magi, let us see Him who was born King of the Jews, for we by faith can claim an interest in Him, and [...]
“O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come”. Psalm 65:2 There come times in each life when loneliness overshadows like a cloud, and no one is there to listen and provide counsel. Or perhaps there is some problem so personal and intimate that it seems unfitting or too embarrassing to share [...]