From Day to Day; Or, Helpful Words for Christian Life: Daily Readings for a Year

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T. Nelson, 1879 - 648 pages
 

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Excluding in righteousness
79
When warm to the Master our love will not be cold to the servant
80
With many the blossom seems to come but never the fruit
82
In spite of its dark look temptation often serves a bright end
84
Our faith may fail but never Gods word
86
Through intensity of unbelief great judgments are usually great surprises
87
Our bitter things
91
Golden opportunities should instantly be turned to golden account
92
Prayer has fulness of power only when it has believing persistency XIX Things above should ever have the first place with us XX The needed Shelter
94
We are never so Christlike as when with loving sympathy we remem ber the poor 9 3
99
False joy and true
101
Needed Bewares
102
The revealed method of redemption
104
xxW Where there is true faith there will be evangelistic energy
105
Though eternity is near how many think only of time
107
The more the heart is filled with grace the more it glows wit gratitude
108
The Lords second advent in its practical bearings
110
Death may be earned not life
112
The more lowly the saint the more lovely
114
A humbling experience often becomes a helpful mercy
116
If saints loved more they would doubt less
117
The life of the Church is a mystery to the world
119
God unknown yet well known
121
When requests are rash denials are kind
123
Wiii The Lord sees countless ways of relief when we can see none
125
Defeat yet victory
127
Those who best know the souls worth most fear the tempters wiles
129
The usual mode of the Spirits operation
131
Darkness preferred to light
133
Contented lukewarmness
135
We must both take hold and hold fast
136
If the might of the Lord is marvellous still more is his mercy
138
Aimless working is useless working
139
Not one in tribe yet one in Christ
141
Repetitions may be needful
142
Entrance and continuance
144
Only thoroughly Bible Christians can be thoroughly stable ones 14t
146
The injured should not injure in turn
148
Christs double Sonship
150
The Lord both knows his people and delights in them
152
The true place of appointed ordinances
154
Trial is often a blessed need be
155
Overloving the perishable
157
Saints are sometimes found where least expected 1 59
159
Love in part and love in full 1th
160
Losing all for Christ
162
Our advocate with the Father
164
Saints cannot lose their treasure
166
The first work to be done
168
There is a sleep that is easy but never safe
169
Go where we may we are never out of our Fathers territory
171
We may do lofty service even in a lowly sphere
173
The Lordsday is ever a loved day with his people
174
wi Even in the darkest valley God can give light
176
To deal hopefully with the fallen we must deal tenderly
177
Wiii Many often miss the great by overlooking the little
179
There is no safer seat than at the feet of Jesus
181
Our need and Gods supply
183
Many a thing has failed in the testing but never a promise of God
185
The nominal and the real
186
Safe prosperity
188
Bringing in and bringing out
194
There is nothing simpler than faith yet in actual life what is harder
195
Though in the world we must not be of
197
The Lords guidance is special as well as loving XX We must know Christs greatness to realize his grace
200
True following of the Lord
205
We often misjudge the Lord and his ways
206
Troublous times foreseen and foretold
208
We can never aim at too high a holiness
209
Typical sinbearing and real
211
In soulwinning be slow to despair
213
Enlightened gratitude
214
The loving interest of large hearts
216
Canaan though a goodly land was but an imperfect type
218
3tlap To be lacking in one is to be lacking in all
220
Speech must be watched as well as action
228
If safe it is because while Satan sifts the Saviour prays
230
Whom God defends none can injure
234
It is not new means we need but new power with the old means X Sore questionings for gracious ends
238
The much commendable yet the much lacking in the church of Ephesus
241
Our corrupt nature xi W Grace to the Gentiles
245
The double gift
247
Conversion first but never alone
249
The sonship of adoption
250
Usually as opportunities are improved they multiply
253
They are free indeed whom the truth sets free
255
Whom we love we long to see
256
They who pray most themselves most prize the prayers of others
258
What we mainly need
260
Remembered graces
262
It is no easy thing to be stable xxv The preciousness of Gods favour
264
The once dead but now risen
267
Seeming deafness to entreaty
268
xxWiii We have not only a Saviour in Christ but a King XXIX Those who come to Christ must walk with him
272
We should prize true unity and pray for it
274
We cannot be loyal to the Lord if disloyal to his word
276
Whatever may be lacking it is not free invitation
279
Even the strong are weak
281
Gods promises though often forgotten on earth are never forgotten in heaven
283
Every saint is the Saviours and a prized possession v When God is about to work greatly by us he first works greatly in
286
WI The right and the wrong of anger and how to deal with it
288
The Lords leadings however strange have always wise love in them
290
Wiii We should be praiseful as well as prayerful 2 91
291
We should never be staggered by apostasy from the faith however much we may be saddened by it
293
Though all believers are risen men not one is selfrisen
295
Though slighted by many Christ is everything to those who know him
297
Much may intervene between the sowing and the reaping
298
Selfcomplacent contentedness
300
Christian consistency
301
Fruitless effort 803
303
When need is sorest comfort is sweetest
304
The richly fruitful
306
All goes well with us when the Lord is with us
307
Flattering to deceive
308
We dishonour the Giver when we despise the gifts
310
Apostolic conflict
311
Healing and helping
312
Tried yet joyous receivers of the word
314
The one offering of the one Priest
315
We may render great service by silent messengers
317
The nearer we keep to the Lord ourselves the abler we are to guid others to him 3 19
319
Correction and suggestion happily blended
320
It is well to remember what we once were
322
In spite of bonds prison experiences have often been bright
323
He who has a goodly heritage may well have a gladsome heart
325
3ulp We are by nature not only deep but dead in sin
327
A real Word of God without mysteries would be the greatest mystery of all
330
Patience though painful in exercise is precious in result
332
A peculiar title sometimes yields peculiar encouragement
333
Wi Men may be thoroughly bond yet think themselves free
335
Poverty is nothing if there be purity
337
Wiii The Come and the Depart of the great day
338
The joy of grace is as serviceable as it is sweet
342
The fearless becoming fearful
343
Every redemptionblessing has the charm of completeness
345
Without watchfulness the warm easily become the lukewarm
347
Nothing is so commendatory of the Master as consistent discipleship
348
Penitence and peace
350
Forewarnings of the Word 852
352
Can we magnify the Lord?
354
The great hinderer 855
355
The arrow that none can escape
357
The Lords touching bewailments
372
Calls for help 74
374
The timing of events
376
The remedial efficacy of the gospel
378
Much to try yet more to cheer 79
379
3ugust
381
The fulness that never lessens
383
The prayers of dying saints have often undying power IV The seen is the shadowy the unseen the real
387
Those who rightly turn will patiently wait
389
With us but not of us
391
Wii The Lord never gives his ear alone to trustful suppliants
393
Wiii Unwise inquiry IX None need fear the strong who have the stronger than he at their back X Little success and large
398
Special grace preparing for special trial
401
The Refuge of refuges
403
Yielding at last
405
Have faith in God
406
Proving fully must be followed by holding firmly
408
Disappointed expectancy
410
We may as surely lose salvation through selfrighteousness as through no righteousness
411
When trial comes we must neither despise nor despond
413
God delights in the lowly
414
The Jews who believed
416
The Jews who believed not
417
Sterling fidelity
420
Love in fullest revelation
421
Love mastering fear and expelling it
423
xxWI Precious as the Word is how few profit by it
425
xxWII Whatever the cloudings now there will be light undimmed hereafter
426
There is but one High Priest and no other is needed
428
None are excluded from the Refuge who seek to enter in XXX Shall the dead live again?
431
However slow in coming deliverance will be marvellously complete when it comes 43 3
433
September None can overvalue the Son but many undervalue the Spirit
435
True religion is a choice not a constraint
437
Those who seem likeliest to come first to Christ often never come at all 4 38
438
Faith even in evil times can think brightly and speak cheerily
440
There can be no steady walking without divine upholding
442
Strange requests sometimes come from wicked lips
443
Wii Salt must be in the right place and have the true savour
445
The very holiness of Jesus is the hope of the unholy
448
2x Though it is well to praise the Lord even without song it is better still to praise him with it
450
Rejecting the Word before reading it
451
The troublers and the troubled
453
The sad a likeness of men
455
True cleansing
457
xW We should fear dissensions and try to heal them
458
When we stand near the Lord we are best able to stand fast
459
xWII We must put on charity
461
Our Lords timely caution
462
Real contentment is rare
465
Forgiveness is never a solitary gift
467
The promised presence of the God of peace
468
2xxii Essentials in religion are ever first with the Lord and should be with us
470
Mighty and willing to save
472
Suppliants encouraged
474
A mystery solved
475
The true Sweetener of every bitter
477
xxWII Resurrection and light
479
The highest citizenship
480
There is no gratitude like that which is heavenkindled
482
After the partings will come meetings again
483
ctober What we can work out and what we cannot
485
Great iniquity needs a great forgiveness and God gives it
487
It is poor hearing that is not followed by hearty doing
489
There is no training like Bible training
490
It needs both care and prayer to keep hope bright
492
A hopeful beginning may have a sorrowful ending
493
Wii To be strong we must be true
494
Wiii There may be great love in granting recovery but sometimes love greater still in withholding it
496
Sometimes the most hopeful of symptoms is a closed lip
497
A true gospel ministry is a choice heavenly gift
499
Beware of uncertain things
500
Enrichment with better than gold
502
The love in God and the enmity in man
503
Treasure in earthen vessels
504
The receiving of Christ and salvation
506
Continuance in the faith
508
Conflict has no cessation here
510
The chastening of the Lord is rarely welcomed however needed
511
The great faith which honoured God and that God honoured
512
The sure and the definite
514
The prayer offered on the night of nights
516
Though we can destroy Gods image we cannot restore it again
517
It is a snare to dwell rather on the little attainable in sanctification than on the much
519
Guilt the greatest and grace the richest met on the cross
520
There is no promisekeeper like the Lord
522
The humbling failure of one disciple and the loving fidelity of another
523
The disciples censure of Mary
525
Confirmation needful
526
The fulness that dwells in Christ warrants any amount of freeness in drawing from it
527
When the times are eventful we cannot be too watchful
529
lobember The veil rent and the way opened II Those oft in journeyings should be oft in prayer
534
It is not little but large petitioning that the Lord most delights
536
When spoken in the Spirit even a single word is often savingly effectual
538
We must test as well as listen
539
Obedience has but little value if unlinked with the name of Jesus
545
The Lords jewels are widely gathered X Needful fixity
547
The day that none can know
550
Two classes contrasted
552
The superiority declared
554
Trustful reliance
556
After coming we must abide
559
Abraham Gods friend
560
Might alone could not have delivered us
562
The fruit of chastening
564
Right glorying and wrong
566
The thirsting welcomed
567
We cannot save but we may variously help
569
We must not lightly leave our spheres
571
Faith overcoming xxv God is our Father
575
Trouble yet peace
577
xxWIII Not mans opinion but the Lords should ever be supreme with us XXIX Silenced for a moment triumphant for ever
583
The Lords commendation of Mary
586
Jecember Worthless yet welcome
589
Seek first things first
590
The sickness of Pauls friend
592
Nothing gives such efficacy to prayer as abiding intimacy with the Lord 534
593
Men may be heavy losers without knowing it
595
wi There are always wise reasons for strange commands
597
Those within should think of those without 509
599
The more spontaneous our beneficence the more precious
601
The incurable cured
603
Some believe but fail to confess
604
True holiness is a thing of detail as well as of generality
606
A pleasing perplexity
610
The Leader divinely given 61 2
612
The unlikely bringers of our best things
614
A hasty deliverance is apt to be an imperfect one
616
The fulfilment that must be
618
Prayerful mention
621
Inviting to dine
622
The only fountain opened for sin and for uncleanness
624
The outcome of grace
626
Out of the kingdom and in it
628
The shutting of the door
629
The day that follows the night
631
xxW The marriage feast and Jesus there
634
Words to cheer from kingly lips
635
The fame that will be ever extending
637
Weary not
639
The Lords promise of the Spirit
641
The home of homes
644
The last promise in the Word and the grandest
646

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Page 41 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Page 531 - This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof : from such turn away.
Page 108 - But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Page 559 - If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments ; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments ; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Page 209 - And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Page 635 - Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him : for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white : for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Page 458 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 206 - And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee : for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Page 133 - There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun : And men shall be blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed.
Page 62 - But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. K But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

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