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Thank God He Has Veiled the Future - Published on December 3, 2021
..."Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come?" - Ecclesiastes 8:7     God's purposes have all their seasons of fulfillment. His judgments each have their time of visitation. Mapped out in clear perspective, your every dispensation was fixed from everlasting in the eternal mind of God. Your sunny seasons, and your cloudy days; sorrow and pain, anxiety and lack, your every loss of property or friends — all was designed before you eve...
Louis George Mylne
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There is a Reason - Published on December 1, 2021
...For every pain we must bear For every sorrow, every care, There is a reason! For every falsehood that is said, For every tear that is shed, There is a reason! For every grief, for every trial, For every weary, lonely mile, There is a reason! For every sickness that is ours, For all the brokenhearted hours, There is a reason! For every trouble that we meet, For every time we see defeat, There is a reason! For every day we are oppressed, For every problem, every test, Th...
Unlisted
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Getting Older - Published on November 29, 2021
..."The hoary head is a crown of glory,if it be found in the way of righteousness" - Proverbs 16:31     Let us correct our attitude toward getting older.  Believers must not allow the carnal thinking of this world to form our opinions and attitudes.  The reason so much emphasis is placed on youth , physical strength and beauty, riches and possession, is because this is all that the worldling has, and when these are gone, all is gone!  Actually, age,...
Unlisted
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Sincere but Sincerely Wrong - Published on November 21, 2021
...    It is greatly to be feared that there are multitudes in Christendom who verily imagine and sincerely believe that they are among the saved, yet who are total strangers to a work of divine grace in their hearts.      It is one thing to have clear intellectual conceptions of God's truth, it is quite another matter to have a personal, real heart acquaintance with it.      It is one thing to believe that sin is the awful thing that the Bible says...
Arthur W. Pink
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By the Same Light - Published on November 19, 2021
..."And we know that the son of God is come and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true."  - 1 John 5:20     By nature the will is perverse and rebellious, and the affections alienated from God: the primary cause of these disorders lies in the darkness of the understanding. Here then the change begins. The Spirit of God enlightens the understanding, by which the sinner perceives things to be as they are represented in the word of God; tha...
John Newton
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Come Down - Published on November 11, 2021
...And going out from there, Jesus withdrew to the parts of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan coming out of these borders cried to Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is grievously vexed with a demon. But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and begged Him, saying, Send her away, for she cries after us. But He answered and said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then she came and wors...
Don Fortner
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A Loving Husband - Published on November 1, 2021
...“Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it” (Ephesians 5:22-33).     It is easy to submit to someone who loves you sacrificially. For a man to insist that his wife submit to his authority without earning her respect by putting her needs before his own, can only cause resentment. The Lord proved His love for His wife by giving Himself for her. He always speaks kindly to her. He is always tender and patient with her. He reminds...
Greg Elmquist
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The Things Most Surely Believed Among Us - Published on November 1, 2021
...    So that no doubt may exist among us, our readers, or those who hear us, I am going to attempt to set before a concise statement as to what we believe. In all such statements there may be a need of explanation on some minor points so we make no claim as to these statements being exhaustive.     I am taking the title from the first chapter of Luke, the last part of that verse because these truths "are most surely believed among us."     The Scriptu...
Earl Cochran
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I Will Not Judge a Person to be Spiritually Dead - Published on October 25, 2021
...    I will not judge a person to be spiritually dead whom I have judged formerly to have had spiritual life, though I see him at present in a swoon (faint) as to all evidences of the spiritual life. And the reason why I will not judge him so is this — because if you judge a person dead, you neglect him, you leave him; but if you judge him in a swoon,(faint) though never so dangerous, you use all means for the retrieving of his life....
John Owen
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The Christian's Heart is Open to Those Who Differ - Published on October 19, 2021
...I thank my God... Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints. - Philem. 4-5     A Christian ... knows he is frail; and therefore dares not be censorious.  As a member of society, he is just, punctual in the discharge of every relative duty, faithful to his engagements and promises, rendering to all their dues, obedient to lawful authority, and acting to all men according to the golden rule, of doing as he would be don...
John Newton
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Why is Patience Needed? - Published on October 18, 2021
..."For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise." - Hebrews 10:36     Why is patience needed? Because if we are the Lord's people, we are sure to have many trials. The Lord sends us afflictions that he may give us the grace of patience to bear them. But O, what a rebellious heart do we carry in our bosom! What perverseness, peevishness, and self-will dwell in us! How soon our temper is stirred up, and our ...
J.C. Philpot
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Little Things Prove a Man’s Character - Published on October 8, 2021
...“He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?” - Luke 16:10-12     If we do not make good use of God’s temporal gifts of providence, we need not expect ...
Don Fortner
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Grace Only, Grace Always, And Grace All The Way - Published on October 8, 2021
...    When Paul says, “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast,” he means for us to understand that salvation is, in its entirety, the result of and the work of God’s free grace in Christ. In its commencement, in its continuance, and in its consummation, salvation is by grace alone. It is not in any sense, or at any time, to be attributed to human works. God ...
Don Fortner
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Particular Redemption - Published on October 7, 2021
...    This term “particular redemption” is familiar to most, if not all of us. It simply means that the Lord Jesus Christ redeemed a certain number of individuals whom his Father gave him in the eternal covenant of grace before the world was. He redeemed them by his precious blood. The doctrine of particular redemption is taught throughout the Bible. To deny that it is taught in the Bible would be to deny virtually the whole sacred writ. Those who refute this blessed truth ar...
Tommy Robbins
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Professors: True and False - Published on October 7, 2021
...For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. - Luke 12:34     There is a distinguishing difference between a true child of God and a false professor. The Bible is filled with illustrations of this truth:Mat 7:22-23; Mat 23:27; Mat 25:32; Jn 14:21; 1 Jn 3:14. This discernable difference is characterized from an inward principle of the indwelling Spirit of God which is produced and manifested by the love of God in the true believer, and is absent in the false prof...
Tommy Robbins
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Not Knowing the Scriptures - Published on October 7, 2021
...Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. - Matthew 22:29     The former is a result of the latter. There is no saving knowledge of God and his Christ apart from the Word of God revealed. Although one may read the Scriptures and hear the Gospel preached, Christ is only known by divine revelation. All error springs from not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. The Lord Jesus Christ, who is the power of God, an...
Tommy Robbins
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Eternal Justification - Published on October 7, 2021
...Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. - Eph 1:3-4    Perhaps you have heard the “Doctrine of Eternal Justification” either denied or defended. The arguments for and against this formally established doctrine are a tribute to man’...
Chris Cunningham
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Fetching Grace - Published on October 6, 2021
..."Then king David sent, and fetched him" - 2 Samuel 9:5     "Fetching grace!" What a splendid truth taught in God's Word! This entire chapter of 2 Samuel 9 is a glorious picture of God's "fetching grace" and His dealings with sinners. David sent and "fetched" Mephibosheth!     King David pictures God the Father upon His throne who shows mercy to Mephibosheth, who pictures a sinner. Jonathan is the Lord Jesus, and Zib...
Jack Shanks
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Worry or Rest - Published on September 29, 2021
...    I once heard someone say, "I am a born worry-wart." This is true of all of us. Whatever failure or sin we have, we are born with it. But since we have been born again in Christ by the grace of God, we have certain qualities and graces we did not have before. One of these graces is TRUST. We trust our Heavenly Father as a small child trusts his earthly father.     Our Heavenly Father loves us much more than we are capable of loving our children, and He has all...
Henry Mahan
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Give Me Your Heart - Published on September 27, 2021
...    "Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)     "My son, give Me your heart." (Proverbs 23:26)     A "willing" heart (Exodus 35:5)—which acts spontaneously and gladly, not out of necessity.      A "perfect" heart (1 Chronicles 29:9)—sincere, genuine, upright.      A "tender" heart (2 Chronicles 34:27)&mdash...
Arthur W. Pink
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