Thursday - November 27, 2014

Diligently Seeking God

The Open Way (November 27)

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“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me'” (John 14:6). JESUS CHRIST CLAIMED TO BE THE “WAY” THROUGH WHICH WE CAN COME TO GOD. As beings who are alienated from God by our own rebellion, the “here” of our present condition is separated by a great ... Read More »

Eternal Glory (November 26)

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“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17). IF THERE IS ANY HARDSHIP TO BE ENDURED AS WE SEEK GOD, THAT HARDSHIP IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE GLORY THAT WAITS FOR US WHEN THE HARDSHIP IS OVER. It would be dishonest to ... Read More »

Choosing Our Focus (November 25)

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“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy — meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8). WE ARE COMMANDED TO CENTER OUR THOUGHTS ON THINGS THAT ARE VIRTUOUS AND PRAISEWORTHY. ... Read More »

Ultimate Experience (November 24)

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“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalm 34:8). THAT GOD IS “GOOD” IS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE TRUTHS EVER ENTRUSTED TO THE HUMAN RACE. How could we survive if we did not know that He is perfectly wise and just — and that He is benevolently inclined toward ... Read More »

The Bountiful Harvest (November 23)

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“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully” (2 Corinthians 9:6). IF STINGINESS IS A PART OF OUR CHARACTER, WE WILL FIND THAT SEEKING GOD IS A QUITE DIFFICULT ENDEAVOR. On the other hand, if generosity is what motivates us, our experience is likely to be quite ... Read More »

Hearts That Are True (November 22)

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“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15). TO COMMIT OURSELVES TO GOD AND THEN REMAIN FAITHFUL TO HIM ALWAYS, THERE IS A CERTAIN KIND OF “HEART” THAT WE MUST HAVE. This heart is one that is ... Read More »

Real Exaltation (November 20)

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“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6). A PROPER RELATIONSHIP TO GOD REQUIRES HUMILITY: THE REVERENT RECOGNITION THAT WE ARE SUBORDINATE TO HIS RULE. When we seek God, we must not barge into His throne room demanding to receive the recognition that we think we’re due. We ... Read More »