Thought For Today - July 31 - Have Now ! Pay Later !
Thought For Today - July 31
Have now! Pay Later!
Have and enjoy now, but pay later. This seems to be the philosophy of the modern day world, but is it the wise philosophy? Many are willing to sacrifice all their future success and happiness on the altar of the present to satisfy their undisciplined lust and desires. It is possible to beg and plead with God to give us what we want now without ever sitting down to count the cost and the consequences of our obtaining our request, and if God does not seem to respond to our lust, we sometimes kick down doors to make it happen. Blessed are they who wait upon the Lord and ask for things only in his will. Jesus taught that a man's life does not consist in the abundance of things possessed, and that man should not live by bread alone ,but by every word that cometh from God. A storehouse full of things with the absence of the blessing of God is nothing but pure misery. On the other hand, a poor beggar who knows God and fellowships with him is rich indeed.
God was so good to Israel. He miraculously brought them out of Egypt and caused them to pass dry shod through the Red Sea. He provided water and manna for them in the wilderness, yet, how they lusted for onions and garlic of Egypt.
"They soon forgot his works; they waited not for his counsel: but lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tempted God in the desert. And he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul." Psalm 106: 13-15.
Oh! God forbid! That because of our ill advised importunity and lusting for things that God would grant our desires against his will, but send leanness unto our souls.
Let us learn to seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and, pray only in his will, and enjoy the fatness of our father's house.
From the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - By Robert A. Searles
Thought For Today - July 30 -Is It Well With You Today ?
Thought For Today -July 30
Is it well with you today?
We want for it to be well with us and with our children forever. This is our humble prayer to God our father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. God has already indicated in his word that this was his will for his chosen people Israel, and it holds true for us, even today. The promises of God are trustworthy and reliable. He has said that if we would :"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Matthew 6: 23.
"O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!" Deuteronomy 5: 29.
All the commandments can be summed up in one commandment: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy mind, and with all thy soul, and thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."
"Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, for ever." Deuteronomy 4: 40.
God our father has provided for us in his only begotten son, the Lord Jesus Christ, every thing we will ever need for our spiritual and physical well being. He was offered to the world as a love gift from God, but he must be received by faith by each individual. Will you , dear reader, receive him as your savior and Lord that it might be well with thee and thy children forever?
From the book - "Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - By Robert A. Searles
Thought For Today - Jan 28 - Blessed Is He Whose Sin Is Forgiven !
Thought For Today -July 28
Blessed is he who's sin is forgiven!
"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, who's sin is covered." Psalm 32: 1.
We know when we have done wrong, we know when we are trying to hide from God. We know our own shortcomings. They bear heavy upon us, and make us weary, sad, and fearful.
When I kept silence, that is, when I refused to judge myself and admit my sins and shortcomings: "My bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me....". Psalm 32: 3-4.
Being convicted of sin, and estranged from God our father is not pleasant. I acknowledged my sin, and agreed with God concerning my condition and received pardon and forgiveness through Christ my Lord. Then I can know that God is my hiding place. He shall preserve me from trouble: he shall compass me about with songs of deliverance.
"I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said , I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin,. Selah". Psalm 32: 5
"Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart." Psalm 32: 10-11.
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Thought For Today - July 27 - Why Go Back To Egypt ?
Thought For Today - July 27
Why Go Back To Egypt?
The children of Israel always had a pull toward Egypt from whence they had so miraculously been delivered. They so quickly forgot how God had delivered them from the bondage of Pharaoh, and brought them across the Red Sea, and led them in the wilderness and how he fought for them and delivered them from their enemies, and gave them angel's food to eat.
Likewise, the Christian is prone to wander away from God, and tends to desire again the things of the world, the flesh, and the devil. How soon many of us forget, once we have been delivered, how terrible the bondage and slavery of sin. Sinful pleasures look attractive to us again, and the deceitfulness of the things around us seem to draw us back into the very bondage that we have so miraculously been delivered from by the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God warned his ;people Israel of the danger they were in when they allowed this to happen, and the same warning is given to Christians today who tend to have their affections alienated away from their Savior.
"Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin: That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt. Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh, be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion." Isaiah 30: 1-3.
From the book -"Morning Thoughts And Meditations" - By Robert A. Searles
April 1 is commonly known as all fools day. If you are a fool, that is your special day.
"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God..." Psalm 14: 1. No God for me - no God will direct my life - no God will tell me what to do. I am my own man. Thou fool, thou knowest not what thou sayest. Know ye not that the only freedom you really have is the freedom to choose masters? Jesus said: "No man can serve two masters, either he will love the one and hate the other, or else he will despise the one and cleave to the other".
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7.
Do you despise wisdom and instruction? Then if you do, all fools day is your special day.
"The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools." Proverbs 3:35
What do you have to look forward to,? Shame or glory?
"The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.." Proverb 10:8
"The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom." Proverbs 10: 21
Will the cause of your death be for want of wisdom?
"It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom." Proverbs 10: 23
Is your favorite past time that of doing evil and serving the devil?
"Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor." Proverbs 14: 9. "A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent." Proverbs 15: 5.
Will you heed our father's instruction this morning, or will you play the part of the fool? The father's instruction, to all men and women everywhere is that God is. He is a rewarder of all those who will seek him. God is spirit and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Jesus Christ, who is God incarnate, came into the world to save sinners. "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, he was buried and rose again the third day according to the scriptures".
Our father's instructions warns us that :"There is none righteous, no, not one." Romans 3: 10. "For all have sinned , and come short of the glory of God.." Romans 3: 23. "The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6: 23. "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3: 16.
Don't be a fool. don 't take a chance on you eternal destiny. Receive Christ today as your savior and be sure you have passed from death unto life.
"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is." Ephesians 5: 15-17.
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Because he Lives!
In the midst of all his troubles and afflictions, Job could say: "I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for my self, and mine eye shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me." Job 19: 25-27
This kind of assurance and faith would enable anyone to endure the light afflictions of the moment, in light of his immortality promised in the word of God to all who are the redeemed of the Lord. Nothing can hurt, and nothing can destroy that which God has ordained forever. Christ our Lord came to earth to save sinners. Death could not hold him. He was the first fruits of all them that sleep.
Through him and by him we have everlasting life. This mortal shall put on immortality. This corruptible body shall put on incorruption, and we shall be preserved forever in the presence of our blessed Lord.
Take heart dear Christian friend, some day the clouds will clear away, and the son of God shall appear. "The dead in Christ shall rise first, and we who are alive and remain on the earth shall be caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air. So shall we ever be with the Lord."
Believe it! receive it! and enjoy it! This is your comfort, your strength, and your joy. That which God has ordained forever cannot be altered by men, nor time, nor circumstance.
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Thought For Today - July 23 - A Goodly Heritage !
"The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage." Psalm 16: 6
In spite of all the difficulties and problems we may face from day to day, how fortunate we are if we have been the recipient of God's grace and have been saved and born again into God's family. I thank God for my salvation . I thank God for a savior who was willing to leave the splendor of Heaven and come to earth to rescue me. I thank God for Calvary, the old rugged cross, the death, burial and resurrection of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I thank God for the person of the Holy Spirit who is my constant companion, my guide and my overseer. I thank God for the written word of God, which administered by the Holy Spirit, is my source of nourishment and renewed strength as I feast upon it.
Yes, because of God's amazing grace , I am a fortunate person. I do have a goodly heritage, the lines are fallen unto me in a pleasant place.
"I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalm 16:7-11
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“Good Friday“, was it just another day, or the most important day in all history? Because of what transpired over two thousand years ago in a far distant land, I am today ,a free man, a rich man, and a son of a king for which I am eternally grateful. Christ came into the world to save sinners. Christ died for my sins according to the scriptures, he was buried, and rose again the third day according to the scriptures. I know that it was the very only begotten son of God who did this for me because he was declared to be the son of God by his resurrection. How wonderful it is to be saved, to know that God is your father, and that heaven is your eternal home; but how awful it is to be lost! to be a wandering star forever, without hope; without direction; without a place of rest; wandering aimlessly through all eternity, suffering the pains and torments of an endless hell. How awful to be separated forever from all that is good, and pure, and lovely! How awful never to behold the beauty and the fragrance of a heavenly springtime; never to behold the brightness of God's glory; never to be comforted by the harmonic strains of the symphony of a holy life. To be forever condemned to the darkness of night where there is nothing but weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, where the fire never ceaseth and the worm dieth not, how terrible that would be!
This need not be the destiny of any person whom God has called to salvation. Salvation is free to all who will believe and receive it by faith. Yes, my friend, as the songwriter, Mr. George Bernard has said one day long ago: "On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame: and I love that old cross, where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, a wondrous beauty I see; For it was on that old cross, Jesus suffered and died, to pardon and sanctify me. So I'll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, and exchange it some day for a crown."
But the cross was not the end. Christ the Lord is risen today, Hallelujah! what a savior! The blessed hope of the believer is that Christ is risen, that he lives on high, and is at the right hand of the father interceding for us, and that he is preparing a place for us, and will come again to receive us unto himself.
What a day of rejoicing it was for the early apostles when on the first day of the week, upon coming to the sepulcher, they found it empty, and being informed by the angels that he is not here, but he is risen as he said. What joys, we as believers have to look forward to when that long awaited day arrives, and the dead in Christ shall arise from their graves and all believers will be raised and reunited with Christ and our saved loved ones and forever be alive with Christ.
Thought For Today - July 19 - Choose Righteousness !
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If we must make a choice between riches and righteousness, if we must choose between mammon and Christ, then Christ and his righteousness must be our choice if we are truly the "born again" children of God.
"Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead." Proverbs 11: 4-8
If we must live wickedly to obtain riches, then we are fools if we subscribe to riches because wicked living leads to death; but righteous living in Christ leads to the true riches, that is - to be joint heirs with Christ forever and enjoy the riches of our father's house forever.
We do not have to do wicked works to live wickedly. We are wicked from the beginning. We were born with a wicked nature to do evil. Righteousness is imputed to us when we by faith receive Christ as our Lord and Savior.
"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple." Psalm 27: 4
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