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Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Starting in June, there will be an indefinite hiatus from web postings.  The only current exception would be my site http://www.blogigo.co.uk/soundwords/ which has Bible gems regularly distributed by my father-in-law, N.J. Hiebert.  The dozen sites at the left side of the page have various scripturally based ministry and links, for edification, exhortation, and comfort.  -- Don

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Monday, May 30, 2005
At the King's Table
"So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet".
2 Samuel 9:13

What grace! Mephibosheth was invited to sit at the royal table as the king’s son. He was Saul’s grandson and David’s enemy. He was an invalid with no potential for useful service. Yet seated at the table, his handicap was concealed, and the king could see his face, which reminded him of his dear friend, Jonathan. David showed kindness to Mephibosheth for Jonathan his fathers’ sake. God has shown kindness to us for His Son, Jesus’ sake. Our Saviour has removed the enmity and infirmity so there is no longer a barrier to son-ship or feasting at the royal banquet. What a Saviour! —Milton Haack

Clothed in garments of salvation, at Thy table is our place;
We rejoice and Thou rejoicest, In the riches of Thy grace. —James G. Deck

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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Friday, May 27, 2005
Overcoming Obstacles
"Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great."
Numbers 13:28

In a famous judgement, Lord Denning said “Be you ever so tall, the law is always above you”. Sometimes, we look on our difficulties as insurmountable. We fail to grasp the fact that the One who can remove the mountain into the midst of the sea will help us overcome the obstacles in our lives. Failure to grasp this cost the Israelites 38 years of misery. We must not fall into the same trap. —Brian Russell

One there is above all others, O how He loves,
His is love beyond a brother’s, o how He loves,
earthly friends may fail or leave us,
one day soothe, the next day grieve us,
but this Friend will ne’er deceive us, O how He loves. —M. Munn

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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Thursday, May 26, 2005
Learning God's Ways
"The secret things belong unto the Lord our God. My glory will I not give to another. Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord."
Deut. 29:29; Isaiah 42:8; Rom. 12:19

Three things does God reserve for Himself: the knowledge of secrets, His own glory, and final vengeance. Our responsibility is to not speculate about things He has not revealed; not accept praise that belongs to Him; and not retaliate against those who, we suppose, have wronged us. Leave it to Him. —Ross Rainey

Teach me Thy way, O Lord; teach me Thy way!
Thy gracious aid afford; teach me Thy way!
Help me to walk aright, more by faith, less by sight,
lead me with heav’nly light; teach me Thy way! —B. M. Ramsey

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Out of the Heart
"When she (Queen of Sheba) was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. My heart is inditing [bubbling up with] a good matter. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh."
2 Chronicles 9:1; Psalm 45:1; Mt. 12:34

As we gather together each Lord’s Day for worship and remembrance, sometimes our worship is silent, particularly on the part of the sisters. At other times it is an audible _expression (from the men) to which all the saints may add a hearty “Amen.” In either case may it truly be an expression from the heart which pleases Him. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord” (Ps. 19:14). —Wm. Gustafson

Jesus, Thou alone art worthy, ceaseless praises to receive;
For Thy love and grace and goodness rise o’er all our tho’ts conceive. —Trench

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Justified by His Blood
"How then can man be justified with God? [We are]… justified freely by His grace. [We are]…justified by faith…justified by His blood."
Job 25:4; Romans 3:24; Romans 5:1, 9

Justified is “to demonstrate or prove to be just or right”. Natural man seeks by his own works to be justified, but God says it is only by grace, faith and blood. While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. This is His grace, which is “right” and the outflow of His gracious character. His blood is the “right” foundation, since only the shedding of His blood cleanses from all sin. Faith is our “right” response to His grace and shed blood. Have you been justified? —Tom Steere

Just as Thou art, how wondrous free: loosed by the sorrow of the tree:
Saviour! the curse, the wrath were Thine, to give Thy saints this life divine. —J. Denham Smith

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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Monday, May 23, 2005
God's Desire for All Men
"Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth."
1 Timothy 2:4

God loves the whole world (Jn. 3:16). As this verse says, He “desires all men to be saved” (NKJ). No one will be in hell because this is God’s desire. There is no partiality with God. We can go to sinners everywhere and assure them, “God loves you.” And no one will be lost because there was no provision for his salvation. Christ has died, “a ransom for all” (1 Tim. 2:6). There is adequate provision for the salvation of all. Thank God! What an incentive to witness to all and to pray for all! —Donald L. Norbie

God loved the world of sinners lost and ruined by the fall,
salvation full, at highest cost, He offers free to all. —Martha M. Stockton

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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Friday, May 20, 2005
Moral Leadership
"I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord…that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which He hath spoken."
Genesis 18:19

What kind of man was the Lord looking for to divulge His inner secrets? It was a man who was faithful to morally command his family well. As a result God funneled down blessing not just to Abraham, but to his whole family for generations. God looks upon a man’s house as an extension of himself—a connection we husbands and fathers cannot disregard without suffering serious damage. C. H. M. explains “The man who fails in faith to appropriate the privilege will fail in moral power to answer the responsibility.” —W. Henderson

Home—the father’s kingdom, the mother’s world, and the child’s paradise. —Charles Crowe

(selected from Choice Gleanings, courtesy of Gospel Folio)

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