Not all the blood of beasts On Jewish altars slain Can give the guilty conscience peace Nor wash away the stain.
But Christ, the heav'nly Lamb. Takes all our sins away, A sacrifice of nobler name And richer blood than they.
My faith would lay her hand On that dear head of Thine, While like a penitent I stand And there confess my sin.
To our Redeemer, God, Wisdom and pow'r belongs, Immortal crowns of majesty And everlasting songs.
Tune: “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” pg. 187
“Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” Proverbs 20:6
Love … “Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth” Love does not rejoice in iniquity, either in self or others. It does not rejoice in others falling and having their sin exposed. Love rejoices in the Truth. Christ is the Truth and the Truth is that everybody Christ died for has no sin to be exposed. They stand before God without sin! That is the Truth! That is something to rejoice in! - Todd Nibert
“Love… thinketh no evil” - I Corinthians 20:6 The word “thinketh” is the word generally translated impute or reckon. It means literally that it keeps no records of wrongs done. That is certainly true with regard to the Lord’s love to His elect. There is no record in heaven of the many wrongs they have done! If I keep a record of the wrongs done to me, I am not practicing love! Love keeps no record of wrongs. And what a blessing it would be to keep no record of wrongs! The person who does so is a much happier person! - Todd Nibert
CHARITY SHALL COVER THE MULTITUDE OF SINS
“Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins” (I Peter 4:8). And we do all have a multitude of sins. James said, “In many things we offend all” (James 3:2). If I love you, I realize you are like me, a person with a multitude of sins. I do not excuse my sin, or yours. But if I love you I will cover your sins, just like I do not want mine to be exposed. “Love covereth all sins” (Proverbs 10:12), and “He that covereth a transgression seeketh love” (Proverbs 17:9). I am so thankful for His love that has covered my sins with the precious blood of His Son. Oh, that I might be the one who covers, who remains silent, who does not seek to expose my brother’s sin. To do so is contrary to love, for “Charity shall cover the multitude of sins.” - Todd Nibert
“The opposite of love is not hate, it is self". - Tim James
The Believer is a man who is living proof that the Son of God succeeded in His purpose of coming into this world. - Martin Lloyd Jones
“Fear not" is in the Bible 365 times - once for each morning we face each year. What a way to start each day! - Copied
“We can give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.” - Alexander Duff
BEHOLD A JUDGE WHO WEEPS
Some time ago I was sitting in a court room watching a Judge deal with several of his subjects; he was very cold toward them and had mercy on none. I thought of these scriptures, John 11:35 “Jesus wept” and Heb. 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” I thought behold a Judge who weeps and a Priest who can be touched with the fillings of our infirmities. O let us thank God for this Judge who receives sinners and eats with them, weeps with them and prays for them.
If we would remember that we live among people who are imperfect, we would not be in such a fever when we discover one another’s failings. Old cloth will tear and cracked pots will leak. Blessed is he who expects nothing of poor flesh and blood, for he will seldom be disappointed. The best of men are only men at best. - C. H. Spurgeon
Jehovah God, I bless His name, Whose love forever is the same; The mercies of His gracious care Open, and crown, and close each year.
We midst ten thousand dangers stand, Upheld by His Almighty hand, And see, when we review our ways, Ten thousand monuments of praise.
By day, by night, at home, abroad, Still are we guarded by our Lord, By His sufficient bounty fed, By His unerring counsel led.
Our grateful souls, on Jordan's shore, Shall raise one sacred pillar more; Then bear in His bright courts above Inscriptions of immortal love.
Tune: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” pg. 118
SPIRITUAL EPHESIANS 1:3
There are some things I know that are certain and sure. One is that all gifts and blessings God has for any sinner He has purposed to give to them in Christ (Eph. 1:3).
Secondly, I know these blessings are spiritual. Consider this, that spiritual is all there is…the spiritual is all that will last. Everything we see, everything we touch, every material possession, every relationship – these will all someday cease. The spiritual will last forever! The earth, as we know it, will cease. There will be a new heaven, a new earth, only righteousness will dwell there. Only those who were made new creatures in Christ will be there – only those who are spiritual, and mind the things of the Spirit – those who delight in spiritual blessings, only those who have been made spiritual by being united to Christ by the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 12:13). Which do you mind, the spirit or the flesh? (Rm. 8:5). – Pastor
I recently conversed with a faithful brother with whom I have been friends for many years. We discussed the recent departure to glory of another longtime brother and faithful disciple. This led to a discussion of others whom we knew long ago, and who we then considered to be faithful disciples, but later had departed from the truth.
Old people see things they thought they would never see, and things they wish they had never seen.
Brothers and sisters, let our departure be to Christ, never from Christ. – Daniel Parks
Don’t let me put confidence in my preaching, or office, or position, or dress.If being an apostle did not make Judas a saint, neither will preaching, or position, or dress make me one. In fact, unless I first have inward holiness, and have sought it from God alone, it may be that my religious office and dress, etc. will only render my damnation greater.
Don’t let me love money! It will disable both my eyes and ears, and make me worse to deal with than a wild beast. It will cause me to harden my conscience, betray friendships, forsake fellowship, and neglect the salvation of my precious soul. Oh, give me grace to be content with such things as are needful for this life, knowing that I must soon leave all and go to my long home.
Don’t let me betray my Savior. Don’t let me say with Judas, “What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you?” What will you give me for the time I spend in private prayer to Him? My time of seeking Him in His Word? What will you give me for my love to Him; my time of fellowship with His people; what will you give me and I will deliver HIM TO YOU?” Oh Lord, I am such a wretch, I will prove like Judas at last, if you do not love me, and pray for me, and keep me, and not let me be a Judas IN MY HEART. – Bruce Crabtree
When Abraham returned from delivering his brother Lot, the king of Sodom offered Abraham the spoils. But Abraham would take nothing lest the king should say, “I have made Abram rich.” Abraham had the Shield and Reward of faith. “After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward” (Gen 15: 1). – Clay Curtis
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