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The Fullest Peace
      To give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. LUKE 1:77-79 BELIEVE that love reigns, and that love will prev

The Glory of God
      Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou crownest the year with Thy goodness. --PSALMS 65:8,11 He loveth righteousness and justice: the earth is full of the lovingkindness of the Lord. --PSALMS 33:5 (R. V.) I SING because Thy works are fair, Thy glory makes me glad, The garments bright of praise I wear,

The Grace of Strength
      Thou, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 TIMOTHY 2:1 I WOULD arise in all Thy strength My place on earth to fill, To work out all my time of war With love's unflinching will. Firm against every doubt of Thee For all my future way-- To walk in Heaven's eternal light Throughout the changing day. A

The Helper
      The mountains shall depart, and the hills be re.moved; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. --ISAIAH 54:10 There hath not failed one word of all His good promise. --1 KINGS 8:56 THERE is a persuasion in the soul of man that he is here for

The Ideal Life
      Oh, that thou hadst hearkened to My commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea. --ISAIAH 48:18 IT is so easy to become more thick-skinned in, more tolerant of evil, more hopeless of good, more careful of one's own comfort and one's own property, more self-satisfied in leaving

The Joy of Easter
      He died for all, that they which live should no longer live unto themselves, but unto Him who for their sakes died and rose again. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:15 (R. V.) I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. JOHN 16:22 THEN let thy life through all its ways One long thanksgiving be, Its theme of

The Life of Obedience
      That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live. DEUTERONOMY 16:20 This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. DEUTERONOMY 26:16 NEVER pass by or palter with the clear voice of conscience, with

The Life that Jesus Led
      Let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice; let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. PSALMS 6:11 That they might have My joy fulfilled in themselves. JOHN 17:13 GOD desires us to live as close as we can to the life that Jesus Christ lived. That is the broad avenue to perfect happiness. Most of us know by experience th

The Long Fight
      The children of Ephraim, being armed and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. --PSALMS 78:9 Be thou strong, and very courageous. --JOSHUA 1:7 Go forward, Christian soldier, Beneath His banner true! The Lord Himself, thy Leader, Shall all thy foes subdue. His love foretells thy trials; He knows thine hourly need; He c

The Lord Shall Answer
      Then shall thou call, and the Lord shall answer; thou shalt cry, and He shall say, Here I am. ISAIAH 58:9 EVER quickly Thou dost hear Thy children's feeble cry, And dost keep them everywhere Beneath Thy watchful eye; And 'midst the worlds that lean on Thee Thou hast faithful thoughts of me. ANONYMOUS "HE will be very gracious un

The Lord Will Do All
      Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. ISAIAH 26:4 COME, children, let us go! Our Father is our guide; And when the way grows steep and dark, He journeys at our side. Our spirits He would cheer, The sunshine of His love Revives and helps us as we rove, Ah, blest our lot e'en here! GERHARD TERST

The Lord Will Strengthen
      Thy God hath commanded thy strength; strengthen, 0 God, that which Thou hast wrought for us. PSALMS 68:28 Fear not, nor be dismayed; be strong, and of good courage. JOSHUA 10:25 THEN combat well, of naught afraid, For thus His follower thou art made, Each battle teaches thee to fight, Each foe to be a braver knight, Armed with H

The Lord's Love
       Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another. 1 JOHN 4:11 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. JOHN 13:35 Do I find love so full in my nature, God's ultimate gift, That I doubt His own love can compete with it? Here, the parts shift? Here, the creature surpass the Creat

The Patience of the Saints
      Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. --PSALMS 37:7 Is it the Lord that shuts me in? Then I can bear to wait! No place so dark, no place so poor, So strong and fast no prisoning door, Though walled by grievous fate, But out of it goes fair and broad An unseen pathway, straight to God, By which I mount to Thee. --SUSAN COOL

The Power of a Kind Word
      The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious. ECCLESIASTES 10:12 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop; but a good word maketh it glad. PROVERBS 12:25 IT would seem as if very few of us give this power of kind words the consideration which is due to it. So great a power, such a facility in the exercise of it, such a frequency o

The Purpose of Man
      The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love; He will joy over thee with singing. ZEPHANIAH 3:17 MADE for Thyself, 0 God! Made for Thy love, Thy service, Thy delight; Made to show forth Thy wisdom, grace and might; Made for Thy praise, whom veiled archangels

The Remedy for Sadness
      Be ye kind one to another. EPHESIANS 4:32 The remedy for sadness is prayer. But as sadness broods in selfishness, and is inclined to rest rather in our own unhappy thoughts than on God, the soul turns to prayer with reluctance. Hence the saddened one must first turn to God by vocal prayer, persevering in which that reluctance will be overcome

The Right to Joy
      Because Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I rejoice. PSALMS 63:7 ON our way rejoicing gladly let us go; Conquered hath our Leader, vanquished is our foe! Christ without, our safety! Christ within, our joy! Who, if we be faithful, can our hope destroy? On our way rejoicing as we homeward move, Hearken to our

The Search For Calmness
      Be not therefore anxious for the morrow. MATTHEW 6:34 (R. V.) I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee; be strong and of a good courage. JOSHUA 1:5,6 I have laid help upon one that is mighty.,/i> PSALMS 89:19 THOU hast Thy help upon the mighty laid; In Him I trust, nor know to want or fear, But ever onward walk, secure from sin,

The Small Things
      Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of heaven. MATTHEW 5:19 THE great sterling duties, the exact truth of word, the resolute refusal to countenance wrong, the command of temper, the mastery of indolence, the unstained purity,--these, and such as th

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