Isaiah 46:4, “And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.”
In this life God has never promised that all our days would be good days. In fact quite the opposite is stated; “if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many” (Ecclesiastes 11:8). While He has not promised us the absence of trial every day He has promised to carry us through all days whether good or bad. Learn then to place all in those Divine hands. You can say with the poet Philip Bliss:
Though the pathway be lonely and dangerous too, Surely Jesus is able to carry me through.
“O Lord our God, under the shadow of Thy wings let us hope; protect us, and carry us. Thou wilt carry us both when little, and even to hoar hairs wilt Thou carry us; for our firmness, when it is Thou, then is it firmness; but when our own, it is infirmity” (Augustine of Hippo).
Mark 4:19, “And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.” The Lord says, “the thorns...choke the word” (Matthew 13:22)....[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Ephesians 6:8, “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” The principal as stated here is a general one. But the context of this statement is Paul’s...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalms 84:10, “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.” A day with God in His house is better than a long time passed in any...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalms 132:5 “Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.” Is the Lord getting His proper place in our lives? It was a concern of David the king to find the best place for the Lord. It ought to be...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Obadiah 1:3, “The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee... “ This is a real danger to every man. Not even the Christian is exempt from this danger. Every heart is as described in Jeremiah 17:9, “deceitful above all things, and...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Today is the anniversary of the death of the Swiss Reformer Ulrich Zwingli. He was born a couple of months after Martin Luther. He died on the field in the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Acts 9:11, “And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth.” The praying of Saul in a new manner, with...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
1 Corinthians 9:22, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” In these words we see how Paul was a soul winner. Today is the anniversary of David...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Matthew 5:45, “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” How good the Lord is! Showers on the unjust as...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
Hebrews 8:11, “And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.” It is wonderful that even “the least” can know God....[ abbreviated | read entire ]