A wonderful word! Thank you, Michael!
PRAY THAT GOD WOULD OPEN THINE EYES TO BEHOLD THE WONDERS IN HIS WORD
“Open THOU mine eyes, that l may behold wondrous things out of Thy law.” [Psalm 119:18]
Some men can perceive no wonders in the gospel, but David felt sure that there were glorious things in the law: he had not half the Bible, but he prized it more than some men prize the whole. He felt that God had laid up great bounties in his word, and he begs for power to perceive, appreciate, and enjoy the same. We need not so much that God should give us more benefits, as the ability to see what he has given.
The prayer implies a conscious darkness, a dimness of spiritual vision, a powerlessness to remove that defect, and a full assurance that God can remove it. It shows also that the writer knew that there…
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Today the Lord brought this Scripture to my mind. How good He is!!
Thank you, Patricia!
Consolation, delight, and certainty here. Thank you, Cathy!
Psalm 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.
The true essence of our religion is that we recognise God as our only good, and that in Him we find absolute rest and perfect sufficiency.
do we live as if we believed that the man that had everything minus God is a pauper;
and the other who has God minus everything is ‘rich to all the intents of bliss’?
Let us shape our desires, aspirations, efforts, according to that certain truth.
The whole world, and all things in it, are nothing in comparison of God;
if a man was possessed of the whole of it, and had not interest in the Lord, he would be miserable;
and if he has an interest in him, he has enough without it;
for all things are his, God is…
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1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God
Praise God forevermore for washing us in His precious blood and making us new creations in Christ!
Thank you, Patricia, for giving us the blessing of God’s Word!