Thursday - October 23, 2014

Diligently Seeking God

Heedless Hearing (October 22)

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“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven” (Matthew 7:21). WHATEVER WE KNOW OF GOD’S WORD, WE MUST CARRY OUT THAT KNOWLEDGE IN OUR ACTUAL DEEDS. That may sound like a worn-out cliche, but all of us need to be reminded about the ... Read More »

No Successful Defiance (October 21)

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“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:7-8). MOCKERY IS SERIOUS BUSINESS, AND TO MOCK GOD BY DEFYING THE MORAL LAW ... Read More »

Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (October 19)

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“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8). THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT MUST BE PURGED FROM OUR HEARTS IF WE ARE TO SEE GOD. Some of these things must be eliminated because they are impure. Others, while not morally unclean, must be removed simply because they draw our affections away from God. We must ... Read More »

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn (October 18)

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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). WE ALL MOURN FROM TIME TO TIME, BUT THE BLESSING OF JESUS UPON “THOSE WHO MOURN” HAS TO DO WITH A VERY SPECIAL KIND OF MOURNING. In this text, those who mourn are the penitent, those who grieve for their SINS. And the grief of the penitent is ... Read More »

It All Comes Down to This (October 17)

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“Everything you were taught can be put into a few words: Respect and obey God! This is what life is all about. God will judge everything we do, even what is done in secret, whether good or bad” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 Contemporary English Version). WHEN LIFE HAS BEEN SOBERLY CONSIDERED, THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER IS THAT WE SHOULD PROPERLY ... Read More »

Should God Wait? (October 16)

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“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them'” (Ecclesiastes 12:1). SOLOMON, A KING WHO WAS HARDLY NAIVE ABOUT WHAT THE WORLD HAS TO OFFER, COUNSELED THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER OUR CREATOR WHILE WE ARE YOUNG. To defer dealing with ... Read More »