Immortal Invisible God the Only Wise. Father, we appreciate You for Who You Are. You are Wiser than the wisest, You are Greater than the greatest, You are Higher than the highest, You are Older than the oldest, More Powerful than the most powerful, we thank You, we bow before Your Throne, be thou glorified in Jesus Name. Amen!
Let all glory, all honour be unto Thee forever, Who lives and reign forever and forever! We bless You for another wonderful week head of us. It will indeed be a glorious one; for our God will lead us to where the rock will bring forth honey. You will lead us only where Your grace will sustain us.
Yes, Lord, only where Your grace will keep us, do not allow us to fall into presumptions sin. Do not allow us make light of sin in any capacity, help us to stand in awe of Who You Are. Do not allow us to mingle with sins but by Your grace to abhor it more than we avoid the leprous.
Help us to be ready at second appearance. Help us to be ready when you will come us, help us not to be a disappointment to You, Lord. May we not run this race and miss it at the end Lord. May we not be counted among the foolish virgins without extra oil in case You delayed in Your appearing, Lord. May we not receive “away with you…” in Your second coming, Lord, we pray You in the Name of the Lord Jesus.
Beloved, have you given it a thought lately? I mean the second appearance of our Lord Jesus. If He come now, will you still make it to heaven? Do you have your garment washed and ready? It’s so important that we bear in mind that here is not our finally abode but we looking for a better country, that is heaven… for God has prepared for us a city (Heb. 11:14-16)
In leading us, God will make us to lie down in green pastures, He will lead us besides still waters, and restore our soul. To Him Alone be glory now and forever:
“Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that Idwell in the tents of Kedar .” Psalm 120:5
As a Christian you have to live in the midst of an ungodly world, and it is of little use for you to cry “Woe is me.” Jesus did not pray O that you should be taken out of the world, and what He did not pray for you need not desire. Better far in the Lord’s strength to meet the difficulty, and glorify Him in it.
The enemy is ever on the watch to detect inconsistency in your conduct; be therefore very holy. Remember that the eyes of all are upon you, and that more is expected from you than from other men. Strive to give no occasion for blame. Let your goodness be the only fault they can discover in you. Like Daniel, compel them to say of you, “We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.” Seek to be useful as well as consistent.
Perhaps you think, “If I were in a more favourable position I might serve the Lord’s cause, but I cannot do any good where I am”; but the worse the people are among whom you live, the more need have they of your exertions; if they be crooked, the more necessity that you should set them straight; and if they be perverse, the more need have you to turn their proud hearts to the truth.
Where should the physician be but where there are many sick? Where is honour to be won by the soldier but in the hottest fire of the battle? And when weary of the strife and sin that meets you on every hand, consider that all the saints have endured the same trial. They were not carried on beds of down to heaven, and you must not expect to travel more easily than they.
They had to hazard their lives unto the death in the high places of the field, and you will not be crowned till you also have endured hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ (Rev 2:10-11). Therefore, “stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong (1 Cor 16:13).”
Beloved, the second coming of our Lord Jesus is sure and not a speculation. It will happen suddenly, the meeting of the Lord in the clouds both the living and the dead in Christ (1 Thess 4:14-16). Anyone who do not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Our Lord, come! (1 Cor 16:22)
We must live worthy of our calling, so that our Father will be proud of us as worthy and faithful servant and He will receive us into the kingdom, the inheritance He has prepared for us. Remember, you might be the only bible the people around will read to make heaven; so be careful the way you live:
“Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have.” Leviticus 19:36
Weights, and scales, and measures were to be all according to the standard of justice. Surely no Christian man will need to be reminded of this in his business, for if righteousness were banished from all the world beside, it should find a shelter in believing hearts. There are, however, other balances which weigh moral and spiritual things, and these often need examining. We will call in the officer to-night.
The balances in which we weigh our own and other men’s characters, are they quite accurate? Do we not turn our own ounces of goodness into pounds, and other persons’ bushels of excellence into pecks? See to weights and measures here, Christian. The scales in which we measure our trials and troubles, are they according to standard? Paul, who had more to suffer than we have, called his afflictions light, and yet we often consider ours to be heavy—surely something must be amiss with the weights!
We must see to this matter, lest we get reported to the court above for unjust dealing. Those weights with which we measure our doctrinal belief, are they quite fair? The doctrines of grace should have the same weight with us as the precepts of the word, no more and no less; but it is to be feared that with many one scale or the other is unfairly weighted. It is a grand matter to give just measure in truth. Christian, be careful here.
Those measures in which we estimate our obligations and responsibilities look rather small. When a rich man gives no more to the cause of God than the poor contribute, is that a just ephah and a just hin? When ministers are half starved, is that honest dealing? When the poor are despised, while ungodly rich men are held in admiration, is that a just balance?
Reader, we might lengthen the list, but we prefer to leave it as your evening’s work to find out and destroy all unrighteous balances, weights, and measures.
My prayer is that we sought out all the unrighteous deals in our lives and leave them at the altar, let the hand of the Lord guide us into all truth in the Name of the Lord.
Remain blessed in the Lord.