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Mission Devotional - August 11, 2017

"Oh, that I were as in months past." Today's Devotional Reading Job 29:2 Numbers of Christians can view the past with pleasure, but regard the present with dissatisfaction; they look back upon the days which they have passed in communing with the Lord as being the sweetest and the best they have ever known, but as to the present, it is clad in a sable garb of gloom and d...

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Mission Devotional - August 10, 2017

"Christ, who is our life." Today's Devotional Reading Colossians 3:4 Paul's marvelously rich expression indicates, that Christ is the source of our life. "You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins." That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us to newness of life. He is now the substance of our spiritual life. It is by his life that we ...

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Mission Devotional - August 9, 2017

"The city hath no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it." Today's Devotional Reading Revelation 21:23 Yonder in the better world, the inhabitants are independent of all creature comforts. They have no need of raiment; their white robes never wear out, neither shall they ever be defiled. They need no medicine to heal diseases, "for the inhabitant shall not ...

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Mission Devotional - August 8, 2017

"They weave the spider's web." Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 59:5 See the spider's web, and behold in it a most suggestive picture of the hypocrite's religion. It is meant to catch his prey: the spider fattens himself on flies, and the Pharisee has his reward. Foolish persons are easily entrapped by the loud professions of pretenders, and even the more judicious cann...

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Mission Devotional - August 7, 2017

"The upright love thee." Today's Devotional Reading Song of Solomon 1:4 Believers love Jesus with a deeper affection then they dare to give to any other being. They would sooner lose father and mother then part with Christ. They hold all earthly comforts with a loose hand, but they carry him fast locked in their bosoms. They voluntarily deny themselves for his sake, but ...

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Mission Devotional - August 6, 2017

"Watchman, what of the night?" Today's Devotional Reading Isaiah 21:11 What enemies are abroad? Errors are a numerous horde, and new ones appear every hour: against what heresy am I to be on my guard? Sins creep from their lurking places when the darkness reigns; I must myself mount the watch-tower, and watch unto prayer. Our heavenly Protector foresees all the attacks w...

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Mission Devotional - August 5, 2017

"We know that all things work together for good to them that love God." Today's Devotional Reading Romans 8:28 Upon some points a believer is absolutely sure. He knows, for instance, that God sits in the stern-sheets of the vessel when it rocks most. He believes that an invisible hand is always on the world's tiller, and that wherever providence may drift, Jehovah steers...

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Mission Devotional - August 4, 2017

"The people that do know their God shall be strong." Today's Devotional Reading Daniel 11:32 Every believer understands that to know God is the highest and best form of knowledge; and this spiritual knowledge is a source of strength to the Christian. It strengthens his faith. Believers are constantly spoken of in the Scriptures as being persons who are enlightened and ta...

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Mission Devotional - August 3, 2017

"The lamb is the light thereof." Today's Devotional Reading Revelation 21:23 Quietly contemplate the Lamb as the light of heaven. Light in Scripture is the emblem of joy. The joy of the saints in heaven is comprised in this: Jesus chose us, loved us, bought us, cleansed us, robed us, kept us, glorified us: we are here entirely through the Lord Jesus. Each one of these th...

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Mission Devotional - August 2, 2017

"Who worketh all things after the counsel for his own will." Today's Devotional Reading Ephesians 1:11 Our belief in God's wisdom supposes and necessitates that he has a settled purpose and plan in the work of salvation. What would creation have been without his design? Is there a fish in the sea, or a fowl in the air, which was left to chance for its formation? Nay, in ...

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