Devotionals

The Spiritually Vigorous Saint

…that I may know Him… —Philippians 3:10A saint is not to take the initiative toward self-realization, but toward knowing Jesus Christ. A spiritually vigorous saint never believes that his circumstances simply happen at random, nor does he…

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Don’t Plan Without God

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. —Psalm 37:5Don’t plan without God. God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the plans we have made, when we have not taken Him into account. We get ourselves into cir…

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One of God’s Great “Don’ts”

Do not fret— it only causes harm. —Psalm 37:8Fretting means getting ourselves “out of joint” mentally or spiritually. It is one thing to say, “Do not fret,” but something very different to have such a nature that you find yourse…

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The Conditions of Discipleship

If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also….And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me….So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all th…

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Do It Now!

Agree with your adversary quickly… —Matthew 5:25In this verse, Jesus Christ laid down a very important principle by saying, “Do what you know you must do— now. Do it quickly. If you don’t, an inevitable process will begin to work ‘till you have p…

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The Overshadowing of God’s Personal Deliverance

“…I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord. —Jeremiah 1:8God promised Jeremiah that He would deliver him personally— “…your life shall be as a prize to you…” (Jeremiah 39:18). That is all God promises His children. …

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Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin

This is your hour, and the power of darkness. —Luke 22:53Not being reconciled to the fact of sin— not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it— produces all the disasters in life. You may talk about the lofty virtues of human nature, but there is so…

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The Ministry of the Inner Life

You are…a royal priesthood… —1 Peter 2:9By what right have we become “a royal priesthood”? It is by the right of the atonement by the Cross of Christ that this has been accomplished. Are we prepared to purposely disregard ours…

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The Service of Passionate Devotion

…do you love Me?…Tend My sheep. —John 21:16Jesus did not say to make converts to your way of thinking, but He said to look after His sheep, to see that they get nourished in the knowledge of Him. We consider what we do in the way of Chri…

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Beware of Criticizing Others

Judge not, that you be not judged. —Matthew 7:1Jesus’ instructions with regard to judging others is very simply put; He says, “Don’t.” The average Christian is the most piercingly critical individual known. Criticism is one of the ordinary …

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