True Friendship

Friendship is a blessing and a provision, but it must never be permitted to replace the priority of Christ’s Lordship. The test of true friendship is whether it honors the Word. It does not lead to compromise, but builds up both believers in the faith and in the Body of...

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His Eternal Plan

God has a purpose for our lives. It is designed only to bless. He wants to promote us in His Kingdom as we get to know Him through situations. He has a perfect provision for everything we go through. In Psalm 138:8, God promises “to perfect that which concerns me…”...

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Treasures in Darkness

“I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by name, am the God of Israel” (Isaiah 45:3). A woman’s husband left her after many years of marriage. She and her children were brokenhearted....

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The Divine Creativity of the Master

Unfortunately, most people do not understand why they cannot properly evaluate anything from their own human resources. God has a creative provision for every detail of life. It is His method of approaching sinners. Luke 19:1-10 is a beautiful illustration of this principle. Jesus passed by the sycamore tree. Notice...

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Built Up in Christ

Take a look at Paul’s words in Acts 20:32. “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” How are we “built up?” We are...

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God’s Divine Mix

An elderly man once prayed “God, I do not like salt. Dear Jesus, I hate baking soda. I hate shortening, Lord. And dear God, I cannot stand the taste of flour. But, dear Jesus, put them all together and put them in the oven and I love biscuits.” It is...

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The Bema Seat

Many believers allow their hearts to become cold because they serve God through duty. This often occurs when people allow familiarity to creep into service or work. If this is happening in your life, think of the Judgment Seat of Christ (Bema Seat). Ponder the fact that every blood-bought child...

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His Heart in You

True men and women of God will recognize genuine compassion. A Christian has the capacity to love a stranger because Jesus Christ’s love constrains him (2). He is able to show kindness toward the unlovely, the sick, or the hurting because in Christ, there are to be no respecters of...

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The Prepared Path

“Order my steps in thy Word: Let not iniquity have dominion over me” (Psalm 119:133). It is so important to start the day by praying about our schedules. The Lord goes before us and prepares the way (2), but we must be careful to follow that way and not allow...

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His Vessel of Tears

In John 11:33b, it is recorded that Jesus “groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.” Though He was about to perform the great miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead, still He wept at the grave site (2). Luke 19:41 states that when Jesus “approached he saw the city (Jerusalem),...

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