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Selwyn Hughes

For Reading and Meditation:     1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Yesterday we touched on the point that the universe will not respond to the aggressive, who approach it in a demanding spirit. It is the meek - those who are yielded, submissive and compliant - who inherit the earth. Thomas Huxley is quoted as saying something which we commented on earlier: "Science says to sit...

Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 6:1-11Numbers 12:1-13Psalms 22:26Psalms 147:6Luke 6:29

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Charles Spurgeon

A golden truth is couched in the fact that the Saviour put the myrrhed wine-cup from his lips. On the heights of heaven the Son of God stood of old, and as he looked down upon our globe he measured the long descent to the utmost depths of human misery; he cast up the sum total of all the agonies which expiation would require, and abated not a jot. He solemnly determined that to offer a sufficient atoning sacrifice he must go the whole way, from the highest to the lowest, from the throne of...

Bible verses: Mark 15:23

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A.W. Tozer

I have often wished that there were some way to bring modern Christians into a deeper spiritual life painlessly by short easy lessons; but such wishes are vain. No shortcut exists! God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. It is well that we accept the hard truth now: the man who would know God must give time to Him! He must count no time wasted which is spent in the cultivation of His acquaintance. He must give himself to meditation and prayer hours...

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Samuel Bagster

Do not be afraid; … I am He who lives. § Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am. We are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. § He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead. § You are complete in Him, who is the head.Inasmuch . . . as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death,...

Bible verses: Ephesians 2:6Revelation 1:17Revelation 1:18John 17:24Ephesians 5:30Colossians 1:18Colossians 2:10Hebrews 2:14Hebrews 2:151 Corinthians 15:531 Corinthians 15:54

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Samuel Bagster

He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces; the rebuke of His people He will take away from all the earth; for the Lord has spoken. § Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself; for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended. § The inhabitant will not say, “I am sick”; the people who dwell in it will be forgiven their iniquity. § The voice of weeping shall no longer be heard in...

Bible verses: Revelation 21:4Isaiah 25:8Isaiah 60:20Isaiah 33:24Isaiah 65:19Isaiah 35:10Hosea 13:141 Corinthians 15:261 Corinthians 15:542 Corinthians 4:18

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Charles Spurgeon

"I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name." Psalms 91:14

Does the LORD say this to me? Yes, if I have known His name. Blessed be the LORD, I am no stranger to Him. I have tried Him, proved Him, and known Him, and therefore do I trust Him. I know His name as a sin-hating God, for by His Spirit's convincing power I have been taught that He will never wink at evil. But I also know Him as the sin-pardoning God in Christ...

Bible verses: Psalms 91:14

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Charles Spurgeon

In this account the faces of the Lord's people were covered with shame, for it was a terrible thing that men should intrude into the Holy Place reserved for the priests alone. Everywhere about us we see like cause for sorrow. How many ungodly men are now educating with the view of entering into the ministry! What a crying sin is that solemn lie by which our whole population is nominally comprehended in a National Church! How fearful it is that ordinances should be pressed upon the...

Bible verses: Jeremiah 51:51

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A.W. Tozer

Christian preachers and ministers ought to acknowledge, publicly and with humility, their great indebtedness to the apostles John and Paul. Study the Gospel of John and you will concur with me that John is surely the mystic of the New Testament! Explore the epistles of the Apostle Paul and you will also concur with the assessment that Paul is surely the theologian of the New Testament! John and Paul were completely immersed in love and adoration for Jesus, the Christ, the eternal Son and the...

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William MacDonald

The Israelites were chronic complainers as they trekked through the desert. They complained about the water supply. They complained about the food supply. They complained about their leaders. When God gave them manna from heaven, they soon grew tired of it and longed for the leeks, onions and garlic of Egypt. Although there were no food markets or shoe stores in the wilderness, God provided an unfailing supply of groceries for forty years, and shoes that never wore out. Yet instead of being...

Bible verses: 1 Corinthians 10:10

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T. Austin-Sparks

Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 NIV).

What is the sin of the world? It is pride. You may not think so; you may not see it: but I would ask you to consider again and see if all that is called sin cannot be traced to this, if it is not this in some form of expression. For what is the root of pride? What is pride? It is selfhood come to life, risen up,...

Bible verses: John 1:29

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Alexander Maclaren
And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin. - 2 Samuel 12:13

In 2 Corinthians 8:10 the Apostle Paul takes it for granted that a recognition of my own evil and a consequent penitent-regretfulness lies at the foundation of all true Christianity Now, I do not want to insist upon any...

Bible verses: 2 Samuel 12:132 Corinthians 8:10

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James Russell Miller

Daniel 3:13-25

"As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes and all kinds of music - you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up! Whoever does not fall down and worship - will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace." Daniel 3:5-6

Every child knows this story. It is one of the classics of Christian households....

Bible verses: Daniel 3:13-25Daniel 3:5-6

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Miles Stanford

A man's goings are established of Jehovah; and he delighteth in His way" (Ps. 37:23, ASV.) .

Throughout time and eternity the God of circumstances has every situation planned for our good and for His glory (Rom. 8:28;

Bible verses: Psalms 37:23Romans 8:28Romans 8:29Psalms 76:10Psalms 76:21 Corinthians 10:13Psalms 37:24

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James Smith

THE Christian's path is often very rough; thorns and briars grow on either side, dark clouds hang over it, and no cheering prospects appear to animate the heart. But if he acts consistently, he still believes it is the right path; that trials are mercies in disguise, and that the path of tribulation ends in the kingdom of God. He believes it is all needful, is the very best way his Father could select; that the design of God is gracious, and his present trials are to end in his eternal...

Bible verses: 2 Corinthians 5:7

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George Bowen

There is a little flock who are acquainted with God; are so far acquainted with his essential perfections, and see so much of his glory in Christ, that God is not ashamed to be known as their God, and to have it understood among the angels of heaven that the members of this flock do know him. But viewing these as exceptional, innumerable conceptions of God possess the minds of men; to express it otherwise, innumerable gods of, widely different characters exist in the conceptions of men, and...

Bible verses: Micah 7:18

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