Saturday - October 25, 2014

Diligently Seeking God

The Key to Discernment (October 25)


“If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority” (John 7:17). MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, THE THING THAT DETERMINES OUR DISCERNMENT OF GOD’S WILL IS OUR INTENT TO DO HIS WILL. It is an honorable and necessary thing to love the truth (2 ... Read More »

The Importance of Discernment (October 24)


“Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:17). IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES, WE SHALL HAVE LITTLE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE PROGRESS IF WE DON’T DEVELOP THE VIRTUE OF “DISCERNMENT.” We must learn, as Paul puts it, to “understand what the will of the Lord is.” This is no mysterious, better-felt-than-told process. It is ... Read More »

Heedless Hearing (October 22)


“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)


“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)


“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)


“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 »