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Burdens Cast on Him

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee; he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22) It is a heavy burden; roll it on Omnipotence. It is thy burden now, and it crushes thee; but when the Lord takes it, He will make nothing of it....

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A Mountain Choir

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted. (Isaiah 49:13) So sweet are the comforts of the Lord, that not only the saints themselves may sing of them, but even the heavens and the earth may take up the song....

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The Enemy Frustrated

Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. (2 Kings 19:32) Neither did Sennacherib molest the city. He had boasted loudly, but he could not carry out his threats. ...

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Possess, Not Only Profess

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance. (Matthew 13:12) When the Lord has given to a man much grace, He will give him more. ...

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Surgery for Healing

Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. (Hosea 6:1) It is the Lord's way to tear before He heals....

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Let No Evil Remain

Israel must conquer idolatrous cities and destroy all the spoil, regarding all that had been polluted by idolatry as an accursed thing to be burned with fire. Now, sin of all sorts must be treated by Christians in the same manner. ...

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Why Remain Captive

The Lord thy God will turn thy captivity. (Deuteronomy 30:3) God's own people may sell themselves into captivity by sin. A very bitter fruit is this, of an exceeding bitter root. ...

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It Becomes Mutual

I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (2 Corinthians 6:16) Here is a mutual interest. Each belongs to each. God is the portion of His people, and the chosen people are the portion of their God. ...

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Desires of Righteous Granted

The desire of the righteous will be granted. Proverbs 10:24 (ESV) Because it is a righteous desire it is safe for God to grant it. It would be neither good for the man himself, nor for society at large, that such a promise should be made to the unrighteous....

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A Sure Guide

I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not. (Isaiah 42:16) Think of the infinitely glorious Jehovah acting as a Guide to the blind! What boundless condescension does this imply! A blind man cannot find a way which he does not know....

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Hear So as to Be Heard

If you abide in, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 Note well that we must hear Jesus speak if we expect Him to hear us speak. If we have no ear for Christ, He will have no ear for us. In proportion as we hear we shall be heard....

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A Constant Witness

For you will be a witness for him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. Acts 22:15 Paul was chosen to see and hear the Lord speaking to him out of heaven....

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Grow Up

And ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. (Malachi 4:2) Yes, when the sun shines, the sick quit their chambers and walk abroad to breathe the fresh air. ...

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Precious Repentance

When we are accepted of the Lord and are standing in the place of favor, and peace, and safety, then we are led to repent of all our failures and miscarriages toward our gracious God. ...

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The Overcomer

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. Revelation 2:7 (ESV) No man may turn his back in the day of battle or refuse to go to the holy war. ...

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Never Cast Out

Whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37 (ESV) Is there any instance of our Lord's casting out a coming one? If there be so, we would like to know of it; but there has been none, and there never will be. ...

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They Ate the Fruit of the Land of Canaan

Israel’s weary wanderings were all over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalekites, and howling wildernesses: they came to the land which flowed with milk and honey, and they ate the old corn of the land....

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Loved to Perfection

Having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. (John 13:1) This fact is essentially a promise; for what our Lord was He is, and what He was to those with whom He lived on earth, He will be to all His beloved so long as the moon endureth....

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He Came; He Is Coming

This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven. Acts 1:11 Many are celebrating our Lord's first coming this day; let us turn our thoughts to the promise of His second coming. ...

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Divine Expulsion

Thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they be strong. (Joshua 17:18) It is a great encouragement to valor to be assured of victory, for then a man goes forth to war in confidence and ventures where else he had been afraid to go. ...

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The “All” of Belief

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 Our unbelief is the greatest hindrance in our way; in fact, there is no other real difficulty as to our spiritual progress and prosperity....

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Our Holiest Example

I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (Psalm 16:8) This is the way to live. With God always before us, we shall have the noblest companionship, the holiest example, the sweetest consolation, and the mightiest influence. ...

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Mountains Turned to Plains

Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain. And he shall bring forward the top stone amid shouts of 'Grace, grace to it!' Zechariah 4:7 At this hour a mountain of difficulty, distress, or necessity may be in our way, and natural reason sees no path over it, or through it, or round it. ...

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God Never Forsakes

For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage. Psalm 94:14 No, nor will He cast even so much as one of them. Man has his castoffs, but God has none; for His choice is unchangeable, and His love is everlasting. ...

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The Lord's Free Men

For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14 Sin will reign if it can: it cannot be satisfied with any place below the throne of the heart....

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In God's Time

For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end - it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV) Mercy may seem slow, but it is sure. ...

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Maintain the Difference

Thus I will put a division between my people and your people: tomorrow this sign shall happen. Exodus 8:23 Pharaoh has a people, and the Lord has a people. These may dwell together and seem to fare alike, but there is a division between them, and the Lord will make it apparent. ...

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God's Multiplication Table

A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time. (Isaiah 60:22) Works for the Lord often begin on a small scale, and they are none the worse for this. ...

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Never Ashamed

So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven. Matthew 10:32 Gracious promise! It is a great joy to me to confess my Lord....

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Always First in Fellowship

He goeth before you into Gailee; there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. (Mark 16:7) Where He appointed to meet His disciples, there He would be in due time. Jesus keeps His trust. ...

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Needs to Open Our Mouths

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. Psalm 81:10 What an encouragement to pray! Our human notions would lead us to ask small things because our deservings are so small; but the Lord would have us request great blessings....

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Deliverance from Dust and Chaff

For behold, I will command, and shake the house of Israel among all the nations as one shakes with a sieve, but no pebble shall fall to the earth. Amos 9:9 ...

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Reward Is Certain

And whosoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward. Matthew 10:42 ...

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Fear Has Its Place

Blessed is the one who fears the LORD always. Proverbs 28:14 The fear of the Lord is the beginning and the foundation of all true religion. ...

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Reward for the Righteous

Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God who judges on earth.” Psalm 58:11 (ESV) God's judgments in this life are not always clearly to be seen, for in many cases one event happeneth alike to all....

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An Angel Encampment

The angel of the Lord encamps around those that fear him, and delivers them. Psalm 34:7 (ESV) We cannot see the angels, but it is enough that they can see us. There is one great Angel of the Covenant, whom not having seen we love, and His eye is always upon us both day and night....

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God with Us

...God will be with you... Genesis 48:21 (ESV) Good old Jacob could no more be with Joseph, for his hour had come to die: but he left his son without anxiety, for he said with confidence, "God shall be with you."...

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Cure for Envy

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18 (ESV) When we see the wicked prosper we are apt to envy them....

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Desires of Righteous Granted

The desires of the righteous shall be granted. (Proverbs 10:24) Because it is a righteous desire it is safe for God to grant it. It would be neither good for the man himself, nor for society at large, that such a promise should be made to the unrighteous. ...

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Set Apart

Ye shall be named the priests of the Lord. (Isaiah 61:6) This literal promise to Israel belongs spiritually to the seed after the Spirit, namely, to all believers....

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Tears Shall Cease

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 21:4) Yes, we shall come to this if we are believers. Sorrow shall cease, and tears shall be wiped away. ...

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Word to Him Who Halts

I will save her that halteth. (Zephaniah 3:19) There are plenty of these lame ones, both male and female. You may meet "her that halteth" twenty times in an hour. ...

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Exceedingly Precious

They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts in that day when I make up my jewels. (Malachi 3:17) A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. ...

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