Recognize Sin Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.
THE wider vision of the mind;
The spirit bright with sun;
The temper like a fragrant wind,
Chilling and grieving none;
The quickened heart to know God's will,
And on His errands run.
Reflecting Christ But we all, with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory.
2 CORINTHIANS 3:18
TRY life in me be shown!
Lord! I would henceforth seek
To think and speak
Thy thoughts, Thy words alone;
No more my own
FRANCES R. HAVERGAL
NOTHING short of the Life of the Eternal Son of G ...read
Rejoice in God Serve the Lord with gladness. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.
TEACH me Thy love to know;
That this new light which now I see,
May both the work and workman show
Then by a sunbeam I will climb to Thee.
WHY should we not rejoice in the good things ...read
Rejoicing in God's Love
My soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation.
The living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
1 TIMOTHY 6:17
Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart.
GIVE me, O Lord, a heart of grace,
A voice of joy, a shining face,
That I may show where'er I turn
Thy love ...read
Relationship With the Most High God There is a spirit in man; and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?
IS it supposable that God has permitted personal intercourse between ma ...read
Religion That Changes Us And above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness.
--COLOSSIANS 3:14 (R. V.)
THOU hatest hatred's withering reign;
In souls that discord maketh dark
Dost Thou rekindle love's bright spark,
And make them one again.
WE have cause to suspect our religion if it does not make us gentle, and for ...read
Resisting the Everyday Temptations Ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
--1 THESSALONIANS 4:9
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us.
--1 JOHN 4:12
THIS is the great business and meaning of our life on earth: that we should more and more yield up our hearts to God's great grace of love; that we should let it enter e ...read
Respond to the Call But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
We too, in our own way, have often a quite impression that we are keeping all the commandments sufficiently, and inheriting the eternal life. One day a tremendous duty opens before us, and we are aghast at its hardness. What shall we d ...read
Responsibility It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.
--1 CORINTHIANS 4:2
TOO many people are not faithful in little things. They are not to be absolutely depended upon. They do not always keep their promises. They break en.gagements. They fail to pay their debts promptly. They come behind time to appointments. They are neglectful and car ...read
Resting Our Sorrows in the Love of God
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.
AS thou learnest this lesson, to carry all thy sorrows to God, and lie at thy Saviour's feet, and spread thy grief before Him, thou wilt find a calm come over thee, thou k ...read
Rising in His Confidence Nothing shall by any means hurt you.
LUKE 10:19 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
JUST as soon as we turn toward Him with loving confidence, and say, ...read
Rooted in the Rock of God
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from henceforth even forever.
HOPE it may be the happiest year of your life, as I think each succeeding year of everybody's life should be, if only everybody were wise enough to see things as they are; for it is certain that there really exists, l ...read
Sacrificing for the Good of Others
Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
SUN of the soul, Thou light divine,
Around and in us brightly shine,
To strength and gladness wake us.
Where Thou shinest, life from heaven
There is given; we before Thee
For that precious gift implore Thee.
THAT is what our sa ...read
Satisfied With God Alone Do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord.
LET me not dwell so much within
My bounded heart, with anxious heed--
Where all my searches meet with sin,
And nothing satisfies my need--
It shuts me from the sound and sight
Of that pure world of life and light.
ANNA L. WARING
DO you think that the infinite God c ...read
Seeing the Master I will delight myself in Thy statutes: I will not forget Thy word.
Which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word.
Lo! at Thy feet I wait Thy will,
Let that alone my being fill,
All earthly passions calm and still.
WHATEVER happens let us not be too busy to sit at Jesus' feet. We shal ...read
Seeing the Will of God in Daily Events
The very hairs of your head are all numbered.
I will go in the strength of the Lord God.
NO trouble is too small wherein to see the will of God for thee. Great troubles come but seldom. Daily fretting trials, that is, what of thyself would fret thee, may often, in God's hands, conform thee more to His graci ...read
Seek Him in Everything On whatsoever errand I shall send thee thou shalt go; and whatsoever I shall command thee thou shalt speak.
JEREMIAH 1:7 (R. V. MARGIN)
THERE is no change of time and place with Thee;
Where'er I go, 't is still with me the same;
Within Thy presence I rejoice to be,
And always hallow Thy most holy name.
BE assured of this ...read
Seek His Strength Seek the Lord, and His strength: seek His face evermore.
O JESUS CHRIST, grow Thou in me,
And all things else recede;
My heart be daily nearer Thee,
From sin be daily freed.
Make this poor self grow less and less,
Be Thou my life and aim;
Oh, make me daily, through Thy grace,
More worthy of Thy name.
J. C. LAVATER ...read
Seek to Please Him I will run the way of Thy commandments, when Thou shalt enlarge my heart.
My hands also will I lift up unto Thy commandments, which I have loved.
LOVE is higher than duty. But the reason is that love in reality contains duty in itself. Love without a sense of duty is a mere delusion, from which we cannot too ...read
Seeking the Same If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it, and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render unto every man according to his works?
--PROVERBS 24:11, 12
WHAT we value for our ...read