TDR: 31 May (Proverbs 12:13)

‘The innocent shall escape trouble’ (Proverbs 12:13) The Lord’s people are justified by grace, through faith, in the righteousness of Jesus; and all who are justified are created anew; they have immortal principles of holiness and justice implanted in their hearts; so that they hate sin, follow holiness, and walk uprightly. Sin has no...

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TDR: 30 May (Psalm 87:7)

‘All my springs are in You’ (Psalm 87:7) Jesus is the fountain of living waters; the wells of salvation are found in His person, work and word. He says, “If anyone is thirsty, let them come to me and drink”. The springs of comfort, peace, and salvation, are all in Him; and in Him...

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TDR: 29 May (Philippians 3:9)

‘And be found in Him’ (Philippians 3:9) To be in Christ is to be united to Him by faith and love; and is of the utmost importance. Apart from Christ we are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; united to Christ we are immensely rich, immutably safe, exalted to the highest honour, and shall...

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TDR: 28 May (Proverbs 3:6)

‘In all your ways acknowledge Him’ (Proverbs 3:6) Dear friends, we are the Lord’s, the creatures of His power, the purchase of His blood, the subjects of His grace. He has set His love upon us, employed His wisdom for us, and is deeply interested in all that concerns us. Everything we do should...

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TDR: 27 May (Genesis 32:29)

‘Then he blessed him there’ (Genesis 32:29) Poor Jacob, full of fear and alarm, retired to plead with his God; he wept and made supplication, he had power with God and prevailed. “AND HE BLESSED HIM THERE.” Our God delights to bless us; therefore He began so early, for He blessed us with all...

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TDR: 26 May (1 Corinthians 11:28)

‘Let a man examine himself’ (1 Corinthians 11:28) This is necessary, that we may know upon what we are resting; and whether we are growing or declining. Let us examine this morning what foundation we are building for eternal life; and from where our hope arises? What is the source of our satisfaction, pleasure,...

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TDR: 25 May (Exodus 3:12)

‘Certainly I will be with you’ (Exodus 3:12) It is a great honour to be favoured with the presence of the Lord; but in every enterprise for His glory, in every duty required in His word, in every dangerous part of the pilgrim’s path, in every trouble in this land of strangers, He has...

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TDR: 24 May (Luke 10:18)

‘The enemy’ (Luke 10:18) The Christian has many foes, but there is one who is emphatically called, “THE ENEMY”. He is the god of this world; all worship him, except those whom Jesus has delivered from him. He is the prince of the power of the air, he rules over and works in all...

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TDR: 23 May (Philippians 3:20)

‘We eagerly await a Saviour’ (Philippians 3:20) Our beloved Saviour is now at the right hand of God. He waits expecting His enemies to be made His footstool. He will come again; the time is hastening on, and we should be living in expectation of His appearing. The Christian posture is one of waiting,...

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TDR: 22 May (John 14:14)

‘You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it’ (John 14:14) This is the word of Jesus to us this morning; it is intended to encourage and embolden us at the throne of grace, and to comfort us under all our hardships and wants. Jesus has all power in...

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TDR: 21 May (Malachi 2:15)

‘Guard yourself in your spirit’ (Malachi 2:15) The spirit of the Christian believer should be characterized by forbearance, humility, and love; they are exhorted to put away all anger, wrath, evil speaking, and malice; and to clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and to be ready to forgive . A...

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TDR: 20 May (James 4:6)

‘He gives us more grace’ (James 4:6) It is impossible to be more welcome at the throne of grace than we are, or for God to be more willing to bestow grace. We are as welcome to the throne of grace, as angels are to the throne of glory. Our God has provided on...

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TDR: 19 May (2 Kings 4:23)

‘It shall be well’ (2 Kings 4:23) This was the language of a believer in trouble; and it should be our language under similar circumstances. Our trials, troubles, and difficulties may be great; but it shall be well with those who fear God. Are you alarmed at the powerful working of corruption within you?...

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TDR: 18 May (Matthew 14:12)

‘Then they went and told Jesus’ (Matthew 14:12) When Herod beheaded John the Baptist, his disciples took his body and buried it, and then they went and told Jesus. Let us imitate their example, and carry everything to Jesus. He loves to listen to the tale of human woe. He can and will sympathise...

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TDR: 17 May (Zephaniah 3:17)

‘He will quiet you with His love’ (Zephaniah 3:17) Human love is changeable, being a passion; God’s love is unchangeable, being a perfection. Having loved, He will always love. Nothing can occur in time except what He knew in eternity; consequently there can be no reason today, why God should not love me, but...

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TDR: 16 May (Luke 6:21)

‘Blessed are you who hunger now’ (Luke 6:21) Appetite supposes life, and is regulated by nature; the carnal appetite is satisfied with carnal things; but a Christian can only be satisfied with spiritual things. They hunger to enjoy Christ; for righteousness is worked in them by the Spirit, and given to them by Jesus;...

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TDR: 15 May (2 Corinthians 5:7)

‘We walk by faith’ (2 Corinthians 5:7) The Christian’s path is often very rough; thorns and briars grow on either side, dark clouds hang over it, and no cheering prospects appear to animate the heart. But if he or she acts consistently, they still believe it is the right path; that trials are mercies...

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TDR: 14 May (Malachi 3:17)

‘They will be mine, says the LORD Almighty’ (Malachi 3:17) Who? Those who fear the Lord and think upon His name. Those who do not want to offend Him because they love Him. Those who desire to obey Him above all things, to be conformed to Him and glorify Him. Those who think upon...

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