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Be not far from me; for trouble is near.
HOW long O LORD? Wilt Thou forget me forever? How long wilt Thou hide Thy
face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in
my heart all the day?-- Do not hide Thy face from me. Do not turn Thy
servant away in anger. Thou hast been my help. Do not abandon me nor
forsake me, O God of my salvation!
He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in
trouble; I will rescue him, and honor him --The LORD is near to all who
call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth. He will fulfill the
desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and will save
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.--Lo, I am with you
always, even to the end of the age.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.--My
soul waits in silence for God only; from Him is my salvation --My soul,
wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.
Ps. 22.11. Ps. 13.1, 2.--Ps. 27.9.
Ps. 91.15. Ps. 145.18, 19. Jn 14.18.--
Mt. 28.20. Ps. 46.1.--Ps. 62.1, 5.
THOU shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is
a jealous God
Who is like Thee among the gods, O LORD?
Who is like Thee, majestic in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?
--Holy, holy, holy, Lord God the Almighty.
Worship the LORD in holy array
--I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, lofty and exalted
with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him. And
one called out to another and said, Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts,
the whole earth is full of His glory. Then said I, Woe
is me! for I am ruined.-- I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the
ear; but now my eye sees Thee. Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and
The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from
all sin.--That we might share His holiness.--Since therefore,
brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of
Jesus...let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.
Mt. 6.9. Ex. 34.14. Ex. 15.11.--
Rev 4.8.--1 Ch. 16.29.--Isa 6.1-3, 5.--
Job 42.5, 6. 1 Jn 1.7.--Heb 12.10.--
Heb 10. 19, 22.
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by F. B. Meyer
"Take heed, and keep yourselves from
all covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of
things which he possesseth."--
"'Little children, guard yourselves
THE PETITION addressed to Christ, in
this paragraph from which our text is selected, has been constantly made
to Him in subsequent ages. Men are always demanding that He should divide
the inheritance more equally. But our Lord did not come to adjust human
relationships by the exercise of His autocratic will. He deals rather with
the overreaching and grasping avarice which leads the rich to withhold,
and the discontent which compels the poor to murmur. He saw in the demand
of the suppliant a tendency to the same covetousness which prompted the
other brother to withhold the portion of the inheritance, which was not
Our Lord announced the far-reaching
truth that life does not consist in what we possess, but in what we are.
We are rich, not in proportion to the amount standing to our credit in the
bank, or to the acreage of our inheritance, but to the purity, strength,
and generosity of our nature. When we lay up treasure for ourselves, we
become paupers in God's universe. The only way of dealing with
covetousness, which makes an idol of money or possessions, is to regard
our property only as gifts entrusted to us for the benefit of others. Let
us mortify the spirit of greed, which is so strong within us all, by
sowing the acreage of our life as indicated in
Sensual appetite is an idol with
Eating and drinking, feasting and pleasure-seeking are idols before which
many prostrate themselves. And there are other idols than these, for
whenever any earthly object engrosses our soul, and intercepts the love
and faith that should pass from us to God, it is an idol which must be
overthrown. Whenever we can look up from anything that we possess into the
face of God, and thank Him as its Giver, we may use and enjoy it without
fear. We are not likely to make an idol of that which we receive direct
from the hand of our Heavenly Father, whose good pleasure it is to give
good gifts to His children (1Ti4:4-5).
O Lord, the Portion of our
Inheritance, give us grace, we pray Thee, never to aim at or desire
anything out of Thee. What we can enjoy in Thee, give us according to Thy
Will; what we cannot, deny us. AMEN.
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I will strengthen them in the LORD: and they shall walk up and down in His
Name, saith the LORD" (Zechariah 10:12).
A solace for sick saints. They have grown faint, and they fear that they
shall never rise from the bed of doubt and fear; but the Great Physician
can both remove the disease and take away the weakness which has come of
it. He will strengthen the feeble. This He will do in the best possible
way, for it shall be "in Jehovah. " Our strength is far better in God than
in self. In the LORD it causes fellowship, in ourselves it would create
pride. In ourselves it would be sadly limited, but in God it knows no
bound. When strength is given, the believer uses it. He walks up and down
in the name of the LORD. What an enjoyment it is to walk abroad after
illness, and what a delight to be strong in the LORD after a season of
prostration! The LORD gives His people liberty to walk up and down and an
inward leisure to exercise that liberty. He makes gentlemen of us: we are
not slaves who know no rest and see no sights, but we are free to travel
at our ease throughout Immanuel's land. Come, my heart, be thou no more
sick and sorry; Jesus bids thee be strong and walk with God in holy
contemplation. Obey His word of love.
MORNING AND EVENING
““Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the
The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very
salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are. If God gave us
favours without constraining us to pray for them we should never
know how poor we are, but a true prayer is an inventory of wants,
a catalogue of necessities, a revelation of hidden poverty. While
it is an application to divine wealth, it is a confession of human
emptiness. The most healthy state of a Christian is to be always
empty in self and constantly depending upon the Lord for supplies;
to be always poor in self and rich in Jesus; weak as water
personally, but mighty through God to do great exploits; and hence
the use of prayer, because, while it adores God, it lays the
creature where it should be, in the very dust. Prayer is in
itself, apart from the answer which it brings, a great benefit to
the Christian. As the runner gains strength for the race by daily
exercise, so for the great race of life we acquire energy by the
hallowed labour of prayer. Prayer plumes the wings of God’s young
eaglets, that they may learn to mount above the clouds. Prayer
girds the loins of God’s warriors, and sends them forth to combat
with their sinews braced and their muscles firm. An earnest
pleader cometh out of his closet, even as the sun ariseth from the
chambers of the east, rejoicing like a strong man to run his race.
Prayer is that uplifted hand of Moses which routs the Amalekites
more than the sword of Joshua; it is the arrow shot from the
chamber of the prophet foreboding defeat to the Syrians. Prayer
girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into
heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God.
We know not what prayer cannot do! We thank thee, great God, for
the mercy-seat, a choice proof of thy marvellous lovingkindness.
Help us to use it aright throughout this day!
““Whom he did predestinate, them he also called.”
In the second epistle to Timothy, first chapter, and ninth verse,
are these words—“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy
calling.” Now, here is a touchstone by which we may try our
calling. It is “an holy calling, not according to our works, but
according to his own purpose and grace.” This calling forbids all
trust in our own doings, and conducts us to Christ alone for
salvation, but it afterwards purges us from dead works to serve
the living and true God. As he that hath called you is holy, so
must you be holy. If you are living in sin, you are not called,
but if you are truly Christ's, you can say, “Nothing pains me so
much as sin; I desire to be rid of it; Lord, help me to be holy.”
Is this the panting of thy heart? Is this the tenor of thy life
towards God, and his divine will? Again, in Philippians, 3:13, 14,
we are told of “The high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Is then
your calling a high calling? Has it ennobled your heart, and set
it upon heavenly things? Has it elevated your hopes, your tastes,
your desires? Has it upraised the constant tenor of your life, so
that you spend it with God and for God? Another test we find in
Hebrews 3:1—“Partakers of the heavenly calling.” Heavenly calling
means a call from heaven. If man alone call thee, thou art
uncalled. Is thy calling of God? Is it a call to heaven as well as
from heaven? Unless thou art a stranger here, and heaven thy home,
thou hast not been called with a heavenly calling; for those who
have been so called, declare that they look for a city which hath
foundations, whose builder and maker is God, and they themselves
are strangers and pilgrims upon the earth. Is thy calling thus
holy, high, heavenly? Then, beloved, thou hast been called of God,
for such is the calling wherewith God doth call his people.
J H JOWETT
THE OLD COMPANION ON THE NEW ROAD
“Get thee out ... and I will show thee.”
“So Abram departed ... and the Lord appeared.”
—Genesis 12:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
WE must bring these separated passages together if we would appreciate the
graciousness of the Lord’s call. They are like the two sides of the same
shield. They answer each other as voice and echo. When I move in obedience
the Lord moves in inspiration. He never lets me go on my own charges. “All
things are now ready.” Before He makes me hunger the bread is prepared.
Before I thirst the water is at hand. Before He calls me He has opened
springs in difficult places and arbours of rest along the road. When Abram
set out from his own country the Lord went before him.
And so I need not fear the arduous call. The very measure of its
difficulty is also the measure of the riches of the divine provisions. “As
thy day so shall thy strength be.” At every turning of the winding way the
Lord will appear unto us. At every new demand we shall discover new
bounty, and everywhere in the unfamiliar road we shall gaze upon the
familiar and friendly face of the Lord.
"That you may be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ"
Sincere means 'without wax'. Many people in Rome's palmy days,
lived in fine marble palaces. Sometimes a dishonest workman, when
there was a piece chipped off a stone, would fill in the chink
with a kind of cement called wax, an imitation of marble. For a
time the deception would not be discovered—but after a while the
wax would become discolored, thus revealing the defect. It became
necessary to put in contracts, a clause stating that the work
should be 'sine cera', without wax. This is the origin of the word
sincere. It means that the life thus described, is true through
and through. It makes no pretensions. It has nothing to hide.
Insincerity in any form mars the beauty of life. Unreal
professions of friendship are to be guarded against. So are
over-statements of religious experience. We remember in what
scathing words our Lord denounced hypocrisy. This was the only sin
of which he did not speak with pity and compassion. So in many
parts of the Scripture we are cautioned against insincerity. We
are to have sincere faith. We are to have sincere love of the
brethren. We are to love without hypocrisy. Few things do more
harm to the cause of Christ, than insincerity in those who profess
to be his friends. Sincerity gives influence and power to life.
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= command to make this privilege our practice!) for
yourselves treasure in heaven (cp Mt 6:20-note,
1Th 2:19, 20-note,
Lk 10:2, Col 4:2,3-note,
2Th 3:1, Rev 7:9-note)
We will do much of what we do on earth in heaven, but
one thing we cannot do is share the Gospel and intercede
for souls to be saved. Beloved, let this sobering truth
cause us to
redeem the time,
making the most of the opportunities we have today to
intercede for these innumerable souls who have never
heard the Gospel or the Name of Jesus.
Pray for the unreached people groups.
Global Prayer Digest
Unreached People Group of the Day.
(1) GLOBAL PRAYER DIGEST
- Muslim Kahar People
What’s in a name? Perhaps your name is Cook, Baker, or Cooper
(barrel maker). Do you know what your name means? Do you live up
to your name? Apparently most of the Kahar people of Pakistan’s
Punjab Province refuse to live up to their name. Although their
name means “one who carries people on enclosed seats,” most Kahar
are small businessmen, grain cultivators, or day laborers. Only
those pulling rickshaws come remotely close to the meaning of
The Kahar people live in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India (as lower
Castes), as well as Punjab Province. They speak Lahnda, a distinct
language. Numbering over 125,000 in the Punjab and over seven
million in India, none of them are Christ followers. All are
Muslims, converted to Islam from Hinduism. Although they are Sunni
Muslims, Wikipedia calls them a “marginal Muslim community.” They
live in multi-caste villages, practice marriage only within their
group, and have their own community councils. Society is
male-dominated; the individuals have importance only within the
extended family. As far as is known, no one is trying to
evangelize this people.
Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Pray that a church will adopt this unreached people group, and
that a mission agency will send workers who can find people of
peace with whom they can share Jesus. Pray that the Kahar people
who can read a language in which the Scriptures are written will
be drawn to Christ.
Isaiah 61:1b, NIV
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the Lord has
anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to
bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.
Although Satan is a defeated foe, he still holds captives. He is
operating without valid authority. He has vast numbers of people
under his control by using lies to keep them in bondage to false
belief systems. As a victorious army liberates its POWs, so our
Lord has given His Church the authority to proclaim freedom for
the captives. We need to use that authority in prayer and in
preaching if we are to see people free in Christ and experiencing
the wonderful love of God. To set captives free we first must take
care of business in the spiritual realm through prayer.
Pray for the Lord to give you heart knowledge to set the captives
free through your prayers.—Colin Stott, GRN
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Restore us, O God of our
salvation, and cause Your indignation toward us to cease. Will You
be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all
generations? Will You not Yourself revive us again, that Your
people may rejoice in You? Show us Your lovingkindness, O LORD,
and grant us Your salvation.
O God, restore us And cause
Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. O LORD God of
hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
Bryon Paulus, director
of Life Action Ministries, has said our greatest obstacle for
revival is failure to pray, to plead, to intercede, to cry out.
Leonard Ravenhill summed it up...
doesn't need to pray. The self-sufficient doesn't want to
self-righteous cannot pray!
Paulus commented: "Those three
principles apply to revival: We are so self-satisfied that
we don't want revival, so
self-sufficient that we think we don't need revival, and so
self-righteous that we can't have revival." (Ouch!)
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While we still have time!
God addressed Israel
in the following famous passage but the timeless principle is
apropos to believers in America ...
If I shut up the heavens so
that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the
land, or if I send pestilence among My people,
and My people who are called by My name humble themselves
and pray, and seek My face and turn from
their wicked ways,
then I will hear
from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal
their land. (2Chr 7:13, 14)
J. Barton Payne writes that
"This great verse, the best known in all Chronicles, expresses as
does no other in Scripture God’s requirement for national
blessing, whether in Solomon’s land, in Ezra’s, or in our own.
Those who believe must forsake their sins, turn from the life that
is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will. Then, and
only then, will heaven send revival."
May God grant His children
grace to plead for a Spirit driven, God glorifying, Word centered,
Christ exalting revival of the Body of Christ in America.
First of all, then, I urge that
entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on
behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in
order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness
and dignity. (1Ti 2:1,2)
Our Heavenly Father
desires to hear His children cry out with "fasting, sackcloth and
ashes" (Da 9:3), reflecting not the external appearance of our
bodies, but more accurately the internal condition of our hearts -
sinful (Da 9:5 - "we" not "they"!), rejecting His Holy Word
(Da 9:6-"we"), shameful (Da 9:8-"us"), contrite, and
broken (Ps 51:17), over our national rejection of God's righteous
and holy Name...
Daniel's prayer (Da 9:3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) is an
excellent "template" for all saints to emulate as we begin to
intercede with a sense of urgency for
America and especially for God's Name and reputation considering
that the world thinks of us as a "Christian nation" and we once
called ourselves "One Nation Under God"!
Matthew Henry's comments
on Lev 26:40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 (directed first to Israel but
applicable to any nation that rejects Him)
Among the Israelites, persons
were not always prosperous or afflicted according to their
obedience or disobedience. But national prosperity was the
effect of national obedience, and national judgments
were brought on by national wickedness. Israel was under a
National wickedness will end
in the ruin of any people,
especially where the Word of God and the light of the Gospel are
Sooner or later, sin will be
the ruin, as well as the reproach, of every people.
Oh that, being humbled for
we might avert the rising storm before it bursts upon us!
(Note: Henry's comments
were published in 1706 and national revival, the
First Great Awakening,
occurred in the 1730's and 1740's! Brethren, there is hope because
there is a "God of hope"! Ro 15:13)
God grant that we may, in this
consider the things which belong to our eternal peace.
Righteousness exalts a
But sin is a disgrace to any people.
My (Our) soul cleaves
to the dust;
according to Thy word.
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