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April 1

"That you may approve things that are excellent; that you may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ." –Philippians 1:10 If divine light has enlightened your mind, and divine life quickened your heart, and you love the Lord and his people, you must approve of the things that are exce... Read More

April 10

"I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation." –Habakkuk 3:18 If ever, as we pass through this wilderness, we feel one drop of solid joy, of true happiness, it must flow, it can flow only from one source--the manifestation of Christ to our souls. This joy may be very transient-... Read More

April 11

"Hold fast that which is good." –1 Thessalonians 5:21 There are two things especially which every saint of God is called upon to hold fast--these are, first, the beginning of God's work upon his soul; and, secondly, his deliverance. Any manifestation that you have had of the Lord Jesus Christ; any a... Read More

April 12

"He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." –Psalm 91:1 What is "the secret place of the most High?" It is the same spot, of which Asaph speaks in the seventy-third Psalm--"Until I went into the sanctuary of God, then understood I their end." It... Read More

April 13

"But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive." –1 Corinthians 15:20-22 Christ risen is the firs... Read More

April 14

"As having nothing, and yet possessing all things." –2 Corinthians 6:10 How do we possess all things? In possessing Christ who is heir of all things. If we possess Christ, what have we not in him? We have wisdom to teach us, righteousness to justify us, sanctification to make us holy, and redemption... Read More

April 15

"I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish." –Esther 4:16 When we are in darkness, under distress of conscience, or when guilt lies hard and heavy upon the soul, these things do, and must until removed, keep us back from the Lord. But are we ever to give hee... Read More

April 16

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever." –Hebrews 13:8 The eye of our faith must be ever fixed on Jesus, for the Person of Christ is the grand object of faith, and to lose sight of him is to lose sight of the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Is he not the same Jesus now that he was... Read More

April 17

"Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus." –2 Timothy 2:3 We often get into states and frames of mind, where we need something else besides consolation. A child would not grow, if it were always fed upon sweets. It must have exercise, and be exposed to the weather, and have the c... Read More

April 18

"But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord--he is their strength in the time of trouble." –Psalm 37:39 Times of trouble try the saint of God, and they are meant to do so; that is the very purpose why they are sent, for "the Lord tries the righteous." Still the promise holds good--"he is thei... Read More

April 19

"The elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded." –Romans 11:7 Those who are blinded by the god of this world, have no knowledge of what power and feeling and savor and dew are; they see not these things, they are blind to their reality, they are dead to their importance; but the living famil... Read More

April 2

"I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction." –Isaiah 48:10 According to God's own testimony, it is "through much tribulation" that we are to enter into the kingdom; and therefore there is no entering into the kingdom of grace here, or the kingdom of glory hereafter, without it. But let this be ... Read More

April 20

"And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that fills all in all." –Ephesians 1:22, 23 In the mind of God, and as chosen in Christ, the Church is a perfect body. It is, therefore, the fullness of Christ. J... Read More

April 21

"And do you seek you great things for yourself? seek them not." –Jeremiah 45:5 Whatever schemes and projects the Lord's people may devise that they may prosper and get on in the world, he rarely allows their plans to thrive. He knows well to what consequences it would lead--that this ivy creeping ro... Read More

April 22

"The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple." –Psalm 119:130 The word "simple" means literally something which is not folded or twisted together. But owing to the treacherous and desperately deceitful heart of man, all, without exception, in a state of nature are ... Read More

April 23

"Pass the time of your sojourning here in reverent fear." –1 Peter 1:17 Our life here is but a vapor. We are but pilgrims and strangers on this earthly ball, mere sojourners, without fixed or settled habitation, and passing through this world as not our home or resting-place. The Apostle, therefore,... Read More

April 24

"By the fear of the Lord men depart from evil." –Proverbs 16:6 There is a very close and intimate connection between godly fear and being holy in all manner of life. When do we drop into levity of conversation? When do light and frothy words fall from our lips? When do any of those hasty bursts of t... Read More

April 25

"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ--Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied." –1 Peter 1:2 Peter declares that we are "elect unto obedience." Election unto eternal life, unto salva... Read More

April 26

"You have set our iniquities before you--our secret sins in the light of your countenance." –Psalm 90:8 Thus Moses the man of God testified, and so Job found it--"For you write bitter things against me, and make me to possess the iniquities of my youth" (Job 13:26). But though the Lord sets his peop... Read More

April 27

"That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." –Romans 8:4 A person may be "in the flesh," as indeed we all are, and yet not "walk after it." To walk after it implies, a setting it up as a pattern, and walking in accordance with it. ... Read More

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