TDR: 30 September (Romans 6:14)

‘You are under grace’ (Romans 6:14) Christians are delivered from the law, and are dead to it; they are married to Christ, and are alive unto God as a God of love. The curse is removed, sin is atoned for, and we stand as high in the favour of God as we possibly can. We...

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TDR: 29 September (Isaiah 26:4)

‘Trust in the LORD for ever’ (Isaiah 26:4) We are often discouraged by the difficulties along the way, and cast down through the weakness of our faith. We look to people, instead of looking to the Lord; and reflect upon our weakness, instead of believing His promises, and trusting His faithfulness. But the Lord our...

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TDR: 28 September (Hebrews 13:5)

‘Be content with what you have’ (Hebrews 13:5) We may not have what we wish, but we certainly have what our God thinks best for us. Every mercy is directed by infinite wisdom and eternal love, and never misses its road, or comes into the possession of any but the persons for whom it is...

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TDR: 27 September (Micah 2:7)

‘Is the Spirit of the LORD angry?’ (Micah 2:7) Why then are you despondent? Why are you satisfied to live so far below your privileges? The Holy Spirit is promised to teach us all things; to testify of Jesus to our hearts; to help our infirmities, to comfort us by taking of the things of...

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TDR 26 September (Hebrews 3:1)

‘Partakers of the heavenly calling’ (Hebrews 3:1) Dear friends, God has called us by His grace and gospel, into the knowledge of Christ; into the favour of Jesus; to partake of the Spirit of His Son; to enjoy fellowship with Christ; to wear the image of Christ; and to possess and enjoy His righteousness, strength,...

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TDR: 25 September (Matthew 22:42)

‘What think you of Christ?’ (Matthew 22:42) Dear friends, let us enquire what we think of Jesus this morning? What do we think of His divinity, as one with the Father? Of His humanity, as one with us? Of His complex person, as God and man in one Christ? What do we think of His...

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TDR: 24 September (Genesis 22:14)

‘So Abraham called that place “The LORD Will Provide”’ (Genesis 22:14) God, our heavenly Father, has provided supplies for His people. He arranges the bestowment of them, and hears and answers prayer for them. He may allow trials, dangers, and troubles; He will show Himself as rigidly faithful to His word; as kind and merciful...

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TDR: 23 September (Psalm 55:22)

‘Cast you burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you’ (Psalm 55:22) The Lord’s people are often heavy laden, their burdens are heavy and their grief great; but the Lord kindly directs them to cast every burden upon Him, and He promises to sustain them. Guilt in the conscience and a sense of sin...

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TDR: 22 September (Ephesians 5:1)

‘Be imitators of God, as dear children’ (Ephesians 5:1) The Lord proposes Himself to us as our pattern, and He gives grace to everyone who desires to imitate Him. He exhorts us as His dear and tenderly beloved children, and in mildest strains proposes Himself for our imitation. Let us imitate the Lord in the...

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TDR: 21 September (Isaiah 38:20)

‘The Lord was ready to save me’ (Isaiah 38:20) This is the testimony of a good man who had been in great danger. His heart was full of fears, and he gave up all for lost; but now he is recovered, and stands forward to acknowledge his mistake, and bear witness to this pleasing fact,...

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TDR: 20 September (Psalm 119:176)

‘I have gone astray like a lost sheep’ (Psalms 119:176) This is the humble confession of a man of God, and may we not adopt it as our own this morning? Have we not also gone astray? Does not this display our weakness? How weak to wander from so kind a Shepherd, so rich a...

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TDR: 19 September (Romans 6:14)

‘Sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace’ (Romans 6:14) What a precious promise. How many of the Lord’s people have been cheered and encouraged by it. Sin lives in us, works in us, fights in us, but it shall not reign. It may annoy, it shall not...

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TDR: 18 September (Psalm 9:12)

‘He does not forget the cry of the afflicted’ (Psalms 9:12) The humble grateful soul, may receive anything from the Lord; so great is His love to them, and His delight in them. They cry to the Lord to be kept from every false way, from falling into sin, and that they may be devoted...

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TDR: 17 September (1 Timothy 6:12)

‘Fight the good fight of faith’ (1 Timothy 6:12) Faith has to fight with the deep and dire depravity of the heart, with error and superstition, with despondency, unbelief and carnal reasoning, with Satan and the world at large. Faith has to fight for victory, for a crown, for God’s glory. True faith fights in...

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TDR: 16 September (Isaiah 46:4)

‘Even to your old age and gray hairs I will carry you’ (Isaiah 46:4) What a sweet portion is this for the ageing disciples of the Lord Jesus: heart and flesh may fail them, but God will not forsake them. Having begun a good work in them, He will carry it on. His gifts and...

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TDR: 15 September (1 Peter 4:7)

‘The end of all things is near’ (1 Peter 4:7) The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; only Jehovah’s word, love, purposes, and perfections remain the same. The world passes away; but whoever does the will of God remains for ever. The end of all things is near; our labours will soon...

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TDR: 14 September (Genesis 33:11)

Jacob said: ‘I have everything that I want’ (Genesis 33:11) Poor Jacob left his father’s house with only a staff, but he returned with two bands; so greatly had the Lord prospered him. But it was not his earthly possessions, but the kindness of his brother, and the grace of his God, which led him...

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TDR: 13 September (James 1:4)

‘Let perseverance finish its work’ (James 1:4) Perseverance (or ‘patience’ in some versions) supposes trials and troubles; it signifies to remain under a burden; it is opposed to fretfulness, murmuring, haste, and despondency; it produces submission, silence before God, and satisfaction with His dealings. The Holy Spirit produces this grace by means of afflictions; tribulation...

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