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And another angel came and stood at the altar

And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascende... Read More

And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone

And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone. John 8:29. OUR Lord's was a solitary life. He mingled indeed with man, He labored for man, He associated with man, He loved man; but He "trod the twine press alone, and of the people there was none with Him." And yet He was not all al... Read More

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 THESE words imply a concealment of much of the Lord's ... Read More

As your days, so shall your strength be

As your days, so shall your strength be. Deut. 33:25 CHRISTIAN, consider this new epoch of time, unfold a new page of your yet unwritten history, with the full, unwavering conviction that God is faithful; that in all the negotiations, transactions, and events of the unknown future, in all the divers... Read More

But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings

But rejoice, inasmuch as you are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:13 WITH the cross of Immanuel before us, and with the heaven of glory which that cross unveils, and to which it leads, can we properly contemp... Read More

CHRIST IS ALL, AND IN ALL

"The Lord is my portion, says my soul." "Christ is all, and in all."--Col. 3:11 We close these devout meditations with a magnificent Doxology--Christ all, and Christ in all! It is an epitome, the substance, the consummation and crown of the whole. Each theme has been a wider opening of the Divine je... Read More

CHRIST'S SYMPATHY TO WEARY PILGRIMS

CHRIST'S SYMPATHY TO WEARY PILGRIMS by Octavius Winslow (1808 - 1878) WHAT A BOUNDLESS, FATHOMLESS OCEAN! Eternal love moved the heart of Jesus to relinquish heaven for earth—a diadem for a cross—the robe of divine majesty for the garment of our nature; by taking upon Himself the leprosy of our sin.... Read More

Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him

Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5. WHEN we consider the convolutions of life's future, how varied and undulating the path! It resembles in its windings and its changes the serpentine course of a river, as it pursues its way—now suddenly disap... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Afflicted

"He was afflicted." –Isa. 53:7 For this Jesus was born. His mission to our world involved it. In the righteous arrangement of God, sin and suffering, even as holiness and happiness, are one and inseparable. He came to destroy the works of the devil; and sin, being Satan's master-work, Jesus could on... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Forsaken by God

"My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?" –Matt. 27:46 My soul! was it not enough that your Lord should be forsaken of man in His sorrow? Was it essential to the accomplishment of your salvation, and to your support and comfort in seasons of soul desertion and darkness, that He should likewise be ... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Forsaken by Man

"Then all the disciples forsook Him, and fled." –Matt. 26:56 What a sad contrast does this picture present to the one we have just been viewing--"Jesus, our fellow-sufferer." His time of suffering has now come, but, lo! "all His disciples have forsaken Him, and fled." Is there nothing, my soul, in t... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Not Alone

"And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me." –John 16:32 There is a sweetness in every cup, a light in every cloud, a presence in every solitude of the Christian's experience. It was so with Jesus, who will mold all His followers like unto Himself. We have just considered Him in loneline... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Receiving Sinners

"This man receives sinners!" –Luke 15:2 Nothing gave greater offence to the scribes and Pharisees than the divine mission of Jesus to save sinners. No greater and more virulent accusation could they allege against Him, than that, He extended His compassionate regards to the vile and the wretched, ad... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Tempted by Satan

"Then was Jesus led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil." –Matt. 4:1 It is a consolatory reflection to the child of God that, since the temptations of Satan constitute so severe, yet so essential a part of his spiritual training for glory, Jesus, his Surety-Head, was Hims... Read More

Consider Jesus– as Without Deceit

"He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." 1 Peter 2:22 Purer than the purest crystal, more transparent than the brightest sun, was the character of Jesus. It needed but the visual organ purged from the blinding and distorting effects of sin to have looked into the deepest recesses... Read More

Consider Jesus– in Bereavement

"Jesus wept." –John 6:35 With what baptism of suffering was not Jesus baptized? What cup of sorrow did not He drink? Well may He ask, "Are you able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" "Yes, Lord," every believing saint may reply, "... Read More

Consider Jesus– in Communion with God

"And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, He went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed." –Mark 1:35 To whom can this impressive picture of high devotion properly apply but to Him whose life was one continuous act of prayer; whose vital and all-pervading atmosphere... Read More

Consider Jesus– in Filial Subjection

"He was subject unto them." –Luke 2:51 This was one of the most instructive and lovely traits in our Lord's character--His subjection to parental authority. What period and what condition of life has He not personally impressed with His greatness and hallowed with His sanctity? As Irenaeus beautiful... Read More

Consider Jesus– in His Atoning Blood

"The blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from every sin." 1 John 1:7 The blood of Jesus is everything. It is the central doctrine of our faith, the present and eternal life of our souls. There is no pardon, no salvation, no heaven but by blood--the blood of the Lord Jesus. Were we to relinquish eve... Read More

Consider Jesus– in His Second Appearing

"Looking for that blessed hope, the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." –Titus 2:13 A Savior 'to come' has been the hope of the Church of God in every age and dispensation. The Old Testament saints looked for His coming to save; the saints of the New Testament look for ... Read More

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