TDR: 30 April (Job 34:32)

‘Teach me what I cannot see’ (Job 34:32) We were once blind, but now our eyes are open: but we are still absolutely dependant on divine teaching, or we shall never become truly wise. If God teaches us, self will become vile; the world will become vanity; sin bitter; the blood of Christ most...

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TDR: 29 April (Revelation 2:9)

‘But you are rich’ (Revelation 2:9) Real saints always feel themselves to be poor sinners. Many of God’s people are really poor in reference to the things of time, for God has chosen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the Kingdom, which He has promised to those that love...

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TDR: 28 April (2 Corinthians 12:11)

‘Though I am nothing’ (2 Corinthians 12:11) This was Paul’s estimate of himself: less than the least of all saints, and the chief of sinners. The more we know of ourselves and of Jesus, the more we shall be humbled in the dust before God; and the lower we lie before God, the happier...

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TDR: 27 April (Isaiah 51:12)

‘I, even I, am He who comforts you’ (Isaiah 51:12) The Lord’s people are often low and despondent; they do not live up to their privileges; the things all around make too much impression, because they do not sufficiently realise eternal things. But Jehovah is their COMFORTER: as such He presents Himself to us...

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TDR: 26 April (John 19:5)

‘Behold the Man’ (John 19:5) Jesus is presented before you crowned with thorns, scourged, with His face so marred beyond recognition. His blood is flowing. His heart is breaking, and here He is: a Man of sorrows. Behold Him then, for in this Man, under these circumstances, dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead...

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TDR: 25 April (1 Corinthians 4:7)

‘Who makes you different from anyone else?’ (1 Corinthians 4:7) There is a wide difference between a Christian and a not-yet Christian; the one is dead in trespasses and sins, the other is alive unto God, by Jesus Christ our Lord. The Christian has been quickened by the Son of God, born of the...

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TDR: 24 April (John 6:35)

‘Jesus said: “I am the Bread of Life”’ (John 6:35) Jesus offers to be our daily sustenance. We need bread for the soul as well as the body. In Jesus is everything we need to refresh, strengthen and satisfy us; but He must be received by faith. He must be received daily. Feeding upon...

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TDR: 23 April (Mark 11:22)

‘Have faith in God’ (Mark 11:22) You have His word; believe it; plead it; expect the fulfilment of it. He cannot deceive you. His ear is open to you. Try Him. What do you want? Why do you want it? If you really need, if your motives are good, plead with God for it;...

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TDR: 22 April (Genesis 32:12)

‘I will surely do you good’ (Genesis 32:12) Though this promise was given to Jacob, it was not confined to him, but is intended for all his spiritual seed. It is this that God speaks to us this morning. How gracious! We do not know what a day may bring forth, but we know...

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TDR: 21 April (Micah 6:8)

‘Walk humbly with your God’ (Micah 6:8) Pride is one of our greatest evils; to indulge it is to nourish a serpent within. The grace of God always humbles us; and it is only as we are humble that we can be happy. God condescends to walk with the humble person, but He keeps...

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TDR: 20 April (Galatians 5:1)

‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free’ (Galatians 5:1) We were once the slaves of sin, Satan, and the world; we were under the law as a covenant of life; but Jesus has made us free. We are now delivered from the law, and are under grace. We are dead to...

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TDR: 19 April (Psalm 119:37)

‘Give me life in Your ways’ (Psalm 119:37) What poor, dull, lifeless creatures we often feel ourselves to be; and how necessary is this prayer above. It is our duty to run in the way of God’s commandments; it is our misery that through sin, weakness, and temptation, we scarcely creep. We are dependent...

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TDR: 18 April (2 Corinthians 3:5)

‘Our sufficiency is from God’ (2 Corinthians 3:5) Let us think of this, whenever we are cast down on account of our weakness, or the difficulties we meet with through life. We are weak, but Jesus is strong; and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. He has given us His word, that...

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TDR: 17 April (Hebrews 6:20)

‘Jesus who went before us, has entered on our behalf’ (Hebrews 6:20) Whatever Jesus did was for His people. He has gone into heaven as our FORERUNNER; as the PIONEER goes before the army to remove obstacles, to clear the road, and enable them to march mo forward – so Jesus has gone before...

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TDR: 16 April (Micah 7:19)

‘He will subdue our iniquities’ (Micah 7:19) Sin must not only be pardoned, but corruption must be subdued; both are freely promised. The grace of God pardons, the power of God subdues; but grace and power always go together in the salvation of a sinner. Pardon comes first, and sanctification follows. Light shining upon...

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TDR: 15 April (Colossians 3:2)

‘Set your minds on things above’ (Colossians 3:2) We are prone to be much affected by earthly things, but our affections should permanently be fixed on things above. Let us lift up our eyes and hearts to heaven this morning; there are the proper objects of our love, desire and appreciation: There is Jehovah...

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TDR: 14 April (Colossians 2:10)

‘You have been given fullness in Christ’ (Colossians 2:10) Do not look too much at yourself, for there is nothing but vanity, weakness, sin and misery there! But your God has united you to His dearly beloved Son. Jesus is one with you, and all that He has is yours. You are unholy, but...

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TDR: 13 April (Luke 24:38)

‘Why are you troubled?’ (Luke 24:38) Consider what Jesus has done for you, promised to you, and is gone to prepare for you. Consider what He is to you, your loving Bridegroom, faithful Friend and gracious Saviour. So what troubles you? Is it sin? – He will pardon, subdue and destroy it. The world?...

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