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Mission Devotional - September 30, 2017

"Sing forth the honor of his name, make his praise glorious." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 66:2 It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God's most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no comm...

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Mission Devotional - September 29, 2017

"Behold, if the leprosy has 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 morning it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of so singular a ru...

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Mission Devotional - September 28, 2017

"The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 33:13 Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love him, who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniq...

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Mission Devotional - September 27, 2017

"Happy art thou, O Israel; who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord!" Today's Devotional Reading Deuteronomy 33:29 He who affirms that Christianity makes men miserable, is himself an utter stranger to it. It were strange indeed, if it made us wretched, for see to what a position it exalts us! It makes us sons of God. Suppose you that God will give all the happin...

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Mission Devotional - September 26, 2017

"The myrtle trees that were in the bottom." Today's Devotional Reading Zechariah 1:8 The vision in this chapter describes the condition of Israel in Zechariah's day; but being interpreted in its aspect towards us, it describes the Church of God as we find it now in the world. The Church is compared to a myrtle grove flourishing in a valley. It is hidden, unobserved, secr...

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Mission Devotional - September 25, 2017

"Just, and the justifier of him which believeth." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 3:26 Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Conscience accuses no longer. Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him. Memory looks back upon past sins, with deep sorrow for the sin, but yet with no dread of any penalty to come; for Christ has paid the debt of hi...

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Mission Devotional - September 24, 2017

"For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, the hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him." Today's Devotional Reading Ezra 8:22 A convoy on many accounts would have been desira...

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Mission Devotional - September 23, 2017

"Accepted in the beloved." Today's Devotional Reading Ephesians 1:6 What a state of privilege! It includes our justification before God, but the term "acceptance" in the Greek means more than that. It signifies that we are the objects of divine complacence, nay, even of divine delight. How marvelous that we, worms, mortals, sinners, should be the objects of divine love! ...

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Mission Devotional - September 22, 2017

"Let Israel rejoice in him." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 149:2Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy God, for thou canst sing with David, "God, my exceeding joy." Be glad that the Lord reigneth, that Jehovah is King! Rejoice that he sits upon the throne, and ruleth all things...

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Mission Devotional - September 21, 2017

"I will rejoice over them to do them good." Today's Devotional Reading Jeremiah 32:41 How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in his saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we often have to groan, being burdened; conscious of our sinfulness, and deploring our u...

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Mission Devotional - September 20, 2017

"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon." Today's Devotional Reading Judges 7:20 Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" This is pr...

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Mission Devotional - September 19, 2017

"The liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free." Today's Devotional Reading Galatians 5:1 This "liberty" makes us free to heaven's charter - the Bible. Here is a choice passage, believer, "When thou passest through the rivers, I will be with thee." You are free to that. Here is another: "The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not dep...

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Mission Devotional - September 18, 2017

"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Today's Devotional Reading Galatians 5:25 The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk of faith. He who shall rightly understand these is not far from being a master in experimental theology, for they are vital points to a Christian. You will never find true faith unatten...

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Mission Devotional - September 17, 2017

"Bring him unto me." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 9:19 Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus' word, "Bring him unto me." Children are a pre...

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Mission Devotional - September 16, 2017

"Partakers of the divine nature." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Peter 1:4 To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature. Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the first man Adam was made in the image of Go...

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Mission Devotional - September 15, 2017

"He shall not be afraid of evil tidings." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 112:7 Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved his faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and co...

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Mission Devotional - September 14, 2017

"There were also with him other little ships." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 4:36 Jesus was the Lord High Admiral of the sea that night, and his presence preserved the whole convoy. It is well to sail with Jesus, even though it be in a little ship. When we sail in Christ's company, we may not make sure of fair weather, for great storms may toss the vessel which carries...

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Mission Devotional - September 13, 2017

"Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well, the rain also filleth the pools." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 48:6 This teaches us that the comfort obtained by a one may often prove serviceable to another; just as wells would be used by the company who came after. We read some book full of consolation, which is like Jonathan's rod, dropping with honey. Ah! w...

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Mission Devotional - September 12, 2017

"God is jealous." Today's Devotional Reading Nahum 1:2 Your Lord is very jealous of your love, O believer. Did he choose you? He cannot bear that you should choose another. Did he buy you with his own blood? He cannot endure that you should think that you are your own, or that you belong to this world. He loved you with such a love that he would not stop in heaven withou...

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Mission Devotional - September 11, 2017

"Be ye separate." Today's Devotional Reading 2 Corinthians 6:17 The Christian, while in the world, is not to be of the world. He should be distinguished from it in the great object of his life. To him, "to live," should be "Christ." Whether he eats, or drinks, or whatever he does, he should do all to God's glory. You may lay up treasure; but lay it up in heaven, where ne...

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Mission Devotional - September 10, 2017

"And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him." Today's Devotional Reading Colossians 3:4 Here was sovereignty. Impatient spirits may fret and fume, because they are not called to the highest places in the ministry; but reader be it thine to rejoice that Jesus calleth whom he wills. If he shall leave me to be a doorkeeper in...

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Mission Devotional - September 9, 2017

"I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not." Today's Devotional Reading Jeremiah 33:3 There are different translations of these words. One version renders it, "I will shew thee great and fortified things." Another, "Great and reserved things." Now, there are reserved and special things in Christian experience: all the developments ...

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Mission Devotional - September 8, 2017

"From me is thy fruit found." Today's Devotional Reading Hosea 14:8 Our fruit is found from our God as to union. The fruit of the branch is directly traceable to the root. Sever the connection, the branch dies, and no fruit is produced. By virtue of our union with Christ we bring forth fruit. Every bunch of grapes have been first in the root, it has passed through the st...

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Mission Devotional - September 7, 2017

"And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 2:4 Faith is full of inventions. The house was full, a crowd blocked up the door, but faith found a way of getting at the Lord and placing the palsied man...

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Mission Devotional - September 6, 2017

"In the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world." Today's Devotional Reading Philippians 2:15 We use lights to make manifest. A Christian man should so shine in his life, that a person could not live with him a week without knowing the gospel. His conversation should be such that all who are about him should clearly perceive wh...

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Mission Devotional - September 5, 2017

"Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 120:5 As a Christian you have to live in the midst of an ungodly world, and it is of little use for you to cry "Woe is me." Jesus did not pray that you should be taken out of the world, and what he did not pray for, you need not desire. Better far in the Lord's st...

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Mission Devotional - September 4, 2017

"I will; be thou clean." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 1:41 Primeval darkness heard the Almighty fiat, "light be," and straightway light was, and the word of the Lord Jesus is equal in majesty to that ancient word of power. Redemption like Creation has its word of might. Jesus speaks and it is done. Leprosy yielded to no human remedies, but it fled at once at the Lord'...

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Mission Devotional - September 3, 2017

"Thou whom my soul loveth." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 1:7 It is well to be able, without any "if" or "but," to say of the Lord Jesus - "Thou whom my soul loveth." Many can only say of Jesus that they hope they love him; they trust they love him; but only a poor and shallow experience will be content to stay here. No one ought to give any rest to his spir...

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Mission Devotional - September 2, 2017

"But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her." Today's Devotional Reading Mark 1:30 Very interesting is this little peep into the house of the Apostolic Fisherman. We see at once that household joys and cares are no hindrance to the full exercise of ministry, nay, that since they furnish an opportunity for personally witnessing the Lord's...

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Mission Devotional - September 1, 2017

"Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 73:24 The Psalmist felt his need of divine guidance. He had just been discovering the foolishness of his own heart, and lest he should be constantly led astray by it, he resolved that God's counsel should henceforth guide him. A sense of our own folly is a great st...

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