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Mission Devotional - August 30, 2017

"Wait on the Lord." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 27:14 It may seem an easy thing to wait, but it is one of the postures which a Christian soldier learns not without years of teaching. Marching and quick-marching are much easier to God's warriors than standing still. There are hours of perplexity when the most willing spirit, anxiously desirous to serve the Lord, know...

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Mission Devotional - August 29, 2017

"Have mercy upon me, O God." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 51:1 When Dr. Carey was suffering from a dangerous illness, the enquiry was made, "If this sickness should prove fatal, what passage would you select as the text for your funeral sermon?" He replied, "Oh, I feel that such a poor sinful creature is unworthy to have anything said about him; but if a funeral serm...

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Mission Devotional - August 28, 2017

"Oil for the light." Today's Devotional Reading Exodus 25:6 My soul, how much thou needest this, for thy lamp will not long continue to burn without it. Thy snuff will smoke and become an offence if light be gone, and gone it will be if oil be absent. Thou hast no oil well springing up in thy human nature, and therefore thou must go to them that sell and buy for thyself,...

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Mission Devotional - August 27, 2017

"How long will it be ere they believe me?" Today's Devotional Reading Numbers 14:11 Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief. It so dishonors Christ, that he will withdraw his visible presence if we insult him by indulging it. It is true it is a weed, the seeds of which we can never entirely extract from the soil, but we must aim at its root with zeal ...

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Mission Devotional - August 26, 2017

"He hath commanded his covenant forever." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 111:9 The Lord's people delight in the covenant itself. It is an unfailing source of consolation to them so often as the Holy Spirit leads them into its banqueting house and waves its banner of love. They delight to contemplate the antiquity of that covenant, remembering that before the day-star k...

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Mission Devotional - August 25, 2017

"His fruit was sweet to my taste." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 2:3 Faith, in the Scripture, is spoken of under the emblem of all the senses. It is sight: "Look unto me and be ye saved." It is hearing: "Hear, and your soul shall live." Faith is smelling: "All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia"; "thy name is as ointment poured forth." Faith ...

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Mission Devotional - August 24, 2017

"The breaker is come up before them." Today's Devotional Reading Micah 2:13 Inasmuch as Jesus has gone before us, things remain not as they would have been had he never passed that way. He has conquered every foe that obstructed the way. Cheer up now thou faint-hearted warrior. Not only has Christ travelled the road, but he has slain thine enemies. Dost thou dread sin? H...

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Mission Devotional - August 23, 2017

"The voice of weeping shall be no more heard." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 65:19 The glorified weep no more, for all outward causes of grief are gone. There are no broken friendships, nor blighted prospects in heaven. Poverty, famine, peril, persecution, and slander, are unknown there. No pain distresses, no thought of death or bereavement saddens. They weep no mor...

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Mission Devotional - August 22, 2017

"I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 5:8 Such is the language of the believer panting after present fellowship with Jesus, he is sick for his Lord. Gracious souls are never perfectly at ease except they are in a state of nearness to Christ; for when they are ...

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Mission Devotional - August 21, 2017

"He that watereth shall be watered also himself." Today's Devotional Reading Proverbs 11:25 We are here taught the great lesson, that to get, we must give; that to accumulate, we must scatter; that to make ourselves happy, we must make others happy; and that in order to become spiritually vigorous, we must seek the spiritual good of others. In watering others, we are our...

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