TDR: 31 July (Hebrews 6:9)

‘The things that accompany salvation’  (Hebrews 6:9) LET us inquire. What are they? Do we possess them? Spiritual life, evidenced by convictions of sin Crying to God for deliverance from sin Groaning under the weight of the body of sin and death A tender conscience, which trembles at sin, and feels deeply for God’s...

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TDR: 30 July (1 Corinthians 1:31)

‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord’ (1 Corinthians 1:31) IT is wrong to boast in ourselves, our heritage, our possessions, our connections, or our achievements; if we boast it must always be in the Lord. We must glory in Him as gracious and merciful, always exercising loving-kindness and tender mercies in the earth;...

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TDR: 29 July (Psalm 119:19)

‘I am a stranger in the earth’ (Psalm 119:19) Dear friends, we are strangers and pilgrims in the earth, as all our fathers were; our days are as a shadow, and there is no abiding. We are born from above and are bound for glory. We are a distance from home, where our family, our...

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TDR: 28 July (2 Corinthians 1:10)

‘God has delivered us… and He will continue to deliver us’ (2 Corinthians 1:10) Think how many times our God already delivered us from many dangers; in how many ways; and He who has delivered us, does deliver, and in Him we trust that He will continue to deliver us. He delivered us from...

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TDR: 27 July (Isaiah 8:17)

‘I will wait upon the Lord’ (Isaiah 8:17) The Lord had concealed His face, His favour could not be discovered, rather marks of displeasure appeared. Yet the Church determines not to despond or yield to fear, but to wait upon the Lord, who was hiding Himself from the house of Israel. They needed to...

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TDR: 26 July (2 Corinthians 6:1)

‘We urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain’ (2 Corinthians 6:1) By the ‘grace of God’ quoted in this passage, we are to understand the everlasting gospel, which is a glorious proclamation of favour displayed to the vile and unworthy. It proclaims that God has come down to us in the person...

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TDR: 25 July (Psalm 46:10)

‘Be still and know that I am God’ (Psalm 46:10) The dispensations of divine providence are often very perplexing; our God has His way in the sea, and His path in the deep waters, and His footsteps are not known. Reason is confounded, and faith is staggered; but He hushes our fears, silences our...

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TDR: 24 July (Romans 3:17)

‘The way of peace’ (Romans 3:17) Peace is an invaluable blessing, whether we consider it as reconciliation to God or tranquillity and comfort of mind. It is not to be obtained by works of the law, but if we would obtain peace, it must be by receiving the Saviour’s word into our hearts; by...

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TDR: 23 July (Psalm 119:117)

‘Uphold me, and I shall be delivered’ (Psalm 119:117) This should be the Christian’s daily prayer: when the road is rough, the dangers are many; their foes are powerful; they are liable to fall. If we present this prayer from the heart, it proves that we have a sense of our own weakness; a...

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TDR: 22 July (Isaiah 45:21)

‘A righteous God and a Saviour’ (Isaiah 45:21) God cannot part with His justice even to gratify His love; and His justice shines equally with His grace in the present and eternal salvation of our souls. He gave His Son for a Substitute; He appointed Him to be our Surety, and punished Him in...

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TDR: 21 July (John 15:4)

‘Abide in me’ (John 15:4) By nature we are without Christ and are far from Him; by grace we accept His invitation, and come to Him feeling our need of Him. We are brought to see that nothing but union to Jesus can make us safe and happy; and to give up ourselves to...

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TDR: 20 July (Luke 22:40)

‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation’ (Luke 22:40) By nature we are without Christ, and are far from Him; by grace we accept His invitation, and come to Him feeling our need of Him. We are brought to see that nothing but union to Jesus can make us safe and happy; and...

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TDR: 19 July (1 Peter 1:8)

‘Though you have not seen Him, you love Him’ (1 Peter 1:8) We have never seen the glorified body of Jesus, but we have believed all that His word declares of Him; and believing we love Him. As the only begotten Son of God, who was exalted, dignified and glorified from everlasting; as the...

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TDR: 18 July (Matthew 5:8)

‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God’ (Matthew 5:8) It is faith which purifies the heart; it brings home the atonement and we enjoy pardon, peace and reconciliation; faith purges the conscience from dead works, and delivers us from all condemnation. Faith receives the truth of God, in Jesus Christ...

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TDR: 17 July (Revelation 1:5)

‘The Faithful Witness (Revelation 1:5) This is one of the titles of our adorable Saviour. His Father gave Him to be a witness, to testify unto us of His love, and His testimony is this: “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not...

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TDR: 16 July (1 Peter 5:5)

‘Be clothed with humility’ (1 Peter 5:5) It is of great importance to have and to cherish correct views of our own littleness and insignificance; of our own vileness and unworthiness; and of our absolute and constant dependence on the mercy of our God. To possess a meek and quiet spirit is of great...

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TDR: 15 July (Psalm 56:3)

‘When I am afraid, I will trust in You’ (Psalm 56:3) It is not unusual for the Lord’s people to be cast down, and filled with tormenting fears. They fear their faith is presumption, their hope delusion, and that one day they will disgrace the holy name by which they are called. They fear...

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TDR: 14 July (Isaiah 1:3)

‘My people do not understand’ (Isaiah 1:3) This is a complaint issued against us by our infinitely gracious God. So let us pay attention to it this morning: What should we understand? Surely, the great things the Lord has done for us. He has delivered our souls from death, our eyes from tears, and...

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