TDR: 31 August (Lamentations 3:25)

‘The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him’ (Lamentations 3:25) The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works; but He is especially benevolent, kind, and attentive to the praying, waiting soul. He has prepared of His goodness for the poor, and His goodness is ever...

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TDR: 30 August (Psalm 103:9)

‘He will not always accuse’ (Psalm 103:9) If we sin, our heavenly Father will correct us, in order to reclaim us; His strokes often fall heavy, and the effects remain for a long time. But He will not always chide; when we repent and confess, He pardons and restores. His anger is but for...

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TDR: 29 August (Matthew 25:5)

‘They all became drowsy and fell asleep’ (Matthew 25:5) When we think of the warning Jesus has given, the promises He has made, and the precepts He has delivered, we are ready to conclude that His people must be always active and always happy. But when we look around us, or when we look at...

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TDR: 28 August (Romans 3:24)

‘Being justified freely by His grace’ (Romans 3:24) It was a solemn question which was proposed in the days of old, “How can someone be right with God?” Mankind is without righteousness; we are chargeable with many crimes, we are brought in guilty, and condemned by God’s holy law; and we have no excuse to...

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TDR: 27 August (Romans 7:4)

‘So that we might bear fruit to God’ (Romans 7:4) Without union to Christ, there can be no good works; and until we are dead to the law we cannot be married to Christ. We must see that there is neither help nor hope for us in any law that God has given, that...

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TDR: 26 August (Ephesians 3:8)

‘The unsearchable riches of Christ’ (Ephesians 3:8) Never forget that Jesus is our Brother, and that He has devoted all His riches to us, so that the riches of Jesus are the Christian’s fortune. “Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor,...

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TDR: 25 August (Romans 8:26)

‘The Spirit helps us in our weakness’ (Romans 8:26) We are encompassed with infirmities; in fact, we know very little of ourselves; we do not know what would be best for us; we don’t know what is coming upon us; we never know Satan’s position or design; we know but little of God’s provision or...

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TDR: 24 August (Romans 12:1)

‘A living sacrifice’ (Romans 12:1) When an animal was set apart for sacrifice, it was considered sacred, and was carefully preserved from all injury. The Christian is devoted, and they are intended for the altar, both body and soul; and they are required to present themselves to God holy, acceptable, as a reasonable service. It...

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TDR: 23 August (Psalm 67:6)

‘God, our God, will bless us’ (Psalm 67:6) He has pledged Himself to do so in His word, and He delights to make good His promise. He is our God by covenant, by a spiritual birth, through Christ Jesus, and at our own desire, request, and consent. He is the great God who fills heaven...

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TDR: 22 August (Psalm 34:10)

‘Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing’ (Psalm 34:10) What a comfortable promise this is to the poor, weak, and timid Christian; they have not attained to a state of assurance, but they are seeking the Lord, and here God promises them that He shall not lack any good thing. They may feel...

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TDR: 21 August (Luke 18:7)

‘Will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones?’ (Luke 18:7) The Lord’s people are often oppressed and they are tempted to be revengeful; but our God says, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay” . Under man’s wrath, remember you are the objects of the Lord’s love; when others oppress you, rest assured...

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TDR: 20 August (Psalm 145:20)

‘The Lord watches over all who love him’ (Psalm 145:20) All who know the Lord love Him, and no one can love Him until taught by His Spirit. If we know God in Christ, as our covenant God, and enjoy our interest in Him, we shall love Him supremely, above our tranquillity, natural relations, earthly possessions, gifts...

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Venturing into ‘deeper waters’

‘I hear, and I forget I see, and I remember I do, and I understand’ Jesus called disciples to follow him, not just to believe in Him. His training school involved teaching followers with words (they heard), as well as showing the power of His words (they saw). But in Luke 10, for example,...

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TDR: 19 August (Exodus 33:14)

‘My presence shall go with you’ (Exodus 33:14) Just as the Lord promised Moses, so He has promised us. Therefore, let’s never venture anywhere if we have reason to think the Lord will not favour us with His presence there. The Lord’s presence produces holiness, imparts power, fires with zeal, brings into union, and often...

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TDR: 18 August (Psalm 145:18)

‘The Lord is near to all who call upon Him’ (Psalm 145:18) Real prayer is calling upon God. He is our Father; we are His children. We have nothing; He has all things to bestow, and is willing to give them. From a sense of need, we call on the Lord for a supply;...

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TDR: 17 August (Isaiah 30:15)

‘In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength’ (Isaiah 30:15) Quietness is expressive of submission to the holy will of God, and supposes a waiting upon Him as directed by His word. It is the believer’s duty to be silent before God while He is working, being assured that their best interests are secured...

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TDR: 16 August (Nehemiah 4:14)

‘Remember the Lord who is great and awesome’ (Nehemiah 4:14) He is the great author of your being, and the only proper object of your faith, fear, and worship. Remember the promises He has made, the deliverances He has wrought, the blessings He has conferred, the invitations He has given, and the relations He now...

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TDR: 15 August (Psalm 9:18)

‘The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever’ (Psalm 9:18) The promises of God raise the expectation of His people, and His providence tries it; what the promise has engaged to give, providence seems loath to bestow. But God is faithful. We may expect the Lord to appear for us in every...

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