Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Enter The Hiding Place

The rock badgers are a feeble folk,
Yet they make their homes in the crags;
(Proverbs 30:26)

Our best security is in the Almighty God. He alone will guarantee our safety.

Blessed be the name of the Lord! In Him we find our delightful resting place.

Let us run to the Lord Jesus Christ, whatever our present grief may be.

The Lord Jesus Christ feels for us. He consoles us. He will help us.

In Jesus the weak are strong and the defenceless are safe.

We cannot make for ourselves a refuge.

But the Lord Jesus Christ has provided it, his Father has given it, and his Spirit has revealed it.

Let us enter the hiding place, and be safe from every foe.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christ Is Everlasting

Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.
(Psalm 93:2)

Christ is everlasting. His throne is forever and ever. Let us rejoice in Him, the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Jesus always was.

The Word was in the beginning, by whom all things were made.

Jesus is for evermore.

Jesus is not dead. He lives to make intercession for us. Let us resort to Him in all our times of need.

Moreover, Jesus ever shall be.

He lives to purge us from all iniquity. 
He shall cheer the dying saints.

When we enter heaven, we shall find Him there.
And through eternity, He shall still remain the perennial spring of joy, and life, and glory to His people.

Jesus always was, He always is, and He always shall be.

He is eternal in all His attributes, in all His offices, in all His might, and willingness to bless, comfort, guard, and crown His chosen people.

 Christ is everlasting.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wait Patiently For The Lord

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” (Lamentations 3:22-24)
One important aspects of knowing God's will for us is to wait for the Lord.

We are to be silent before Him because we seek His wisdom.

We are to wait patiently. We are to do so trustingly, in a spirit of expectation.

But there are difficulties: we lack patience.
  • We consistently react against our life as pilgrim, and want to have many things.
  • We are unwilling to bow to the sovereign providences of God in our lives; we want things our way.
  • We lack faith in the goodness of God.
  • We are too easily influenced by the attitudes of the age in which we live: we want instant Christianity.
But God is good. He is patient with us, and He cares for us.
God longs to bless us, but He has His own place and time to act.
Let us learn to be wait patiently on God. 
God knows what is best for us, and He has His own timetable.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Abide In Me

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. - John 15:4 -

We began to bear fruit when we came to Jesus and cast ourselves on His great atonement, and rested on His finished righteousness.

Have we declined since then? Let us draw near to Him, because it is from Him that all our fruits proceed.

When have we been the most fruitless? It is when we have lived farthest from Him, when we have slackened in prayer, when we have departed from the simplicity of our faith, and when we have forgotten where our strength dwells.

We have nothing out of Christ.

The more we depend upon the grace of God in Christ, and wait upon the Holy Spirit, the more we shall bring forth fruit unto God.