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Recognize Sin
      Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. --EPHESIANS 4:31 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. --SUSAN COOLIDGE ...read

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. PSALMS 100:2,5 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. GEORGE HERBERT 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. PSALMS 25:9 The living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy. 1 TIMOTHY 6:17 Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart. ISAIAH 65:14 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. --JOB 32:8 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? --LUKE 11:13 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. --PAUL GERHARDT 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. Matthew 19:22 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. PSALMS 107:29,30 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. ISAIAH 43:2 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. PSALMS 125:2 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. PSALMS 17:11 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. MICHAEL SCHIRMER THAT is what our sa ...read

Satisfied With God Alone
      Do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord. JEREMIAH 23:24 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. --PSALMS 119:16 Which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard His word. --LUKE 10:39 Lo! at Thy feet I wait Thy will, Let that alone my being fill, All earthly passions calm and still. --C. S. 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. MATTHEW 10:30 I will go in the strength of the Lord God. PSALMS 71:16 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. JONES VERY BE assured of this ...read

Seek His Strength
      Seek the Lord, and His strength: seek His face evermore. PSALMS 105:4 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. PSALMS 119:32 My hands also will I lift up unto Thy commandments, which I have loved. PSALMS 119:48 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

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