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Loved by the Shepherd – John 13:23

John 13:23 ‘Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.’ See John there, reclining on Jesus’ bosom. Is it not a picture of implicit trust and serenity? Put yourself in John’s place for a moment? With your head close to the Great Shepherd’s heart, what may you be thinking of? […]

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Be Not Negligent – 2 Chronicles 29:11

2 Chronicles 29:11 ‘My sons, be not now negligent: for the LORD hath chosen you to stand before him, to serve him, and that ye should minister unto him, and burn incense.’ These are the words that Hezekiah spoke by the Spirit of God to the priests and Levites. Judah had backslidden terribly under the […]

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Seemeth It A Light Thing? – 1 Samuel 18:23

1 Samuel 18:23 ‘…And David said, Seemeth it to you a light thing to be a king’s son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?’ Saul had already dealt unfairly with David. After promising to give him Merab to wife, Saul gave Merab to another man. Notwithstanding, David maintained an […]

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All the Cities of the Amorites – Numbers 21:25

Numbers 21:25 ‘And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.’ By the power of God, the Israelites pushed Sihon, king of the Amorites from his throne in Heshbon, and inhabited his land. The Amorites had boasted in victory over […]

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Immanuel’s Ground – Philippians 2:8

Philippians 2:8 ‘And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.’ Someone recently sent me this quote by Andrew Murray: ‘Jesus lost nothing by giving everything to God…Christ’s humility was simply the surrender of Himself to God, to allow the Father to do […]

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Fulness of Grace – John 1:16

John 1:16 ‘And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.’ What a treasure these earthen vessels possess! Christ in believers, the hope of glory! In Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily, and He in us. Our wonder at this is only eclipsed by a stubborn refusal to yield […]

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Unto Him That Loved Us – Revelation 1:5-6

Revelation 1:5-6 ‘…Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.’ Beloved brethren of Christ, dear blood-bought children of the Father, priests of the true tabernacle […]

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Strengthened From Above – Isaiah 40:27

Isaiah 40:27 ‘Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?’ If God created and sustains the stars, and calls them all by names, then why should believers make the same complaint as Jacob? Jehovah, the all-powerful, unwearied, and self-existent […]

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God’s Love in Us – 1 John 4:8

1 John 4:8 ‘He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.’ Sometimes we think to ourselves, ‘If it were not for the irritation caused by this or that person, I could be always loving. No, dear brethren. Love is in the heart, not in happenstance. Neither does love originate in our hearts, but in the […]

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As David – Zechariah 12:8

David, the great conqueror, fearless, courageous, routing all the enemies of God, skilled in harp, pen, and sword, subduing his adversaries on every side! O to be like David! But who, or rather what was David? Five smooth stones from the brook, a staff, and a scrip. A youth with a ruddy and fair countenance. Fresh from […]

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