Monday, May 26, 2014
God's government will never fail in any part of the world, in any event of life, or in any tumult of the nations. -- William S. Plumer
The LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart Him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back? (Isaiah .)
A hymn to read, sing, play, hum, or whistle, to the glory of God:O Father, You Are Sovereign. Margaret Clarkson, 1982
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Let us learn like Christians to kiss the rod, and love it. -- John Bunyan.
My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives. (Hebrews 12:5-6).
A hymn to read, sing, play, hum, or whistle, to the glory of God: Through all the Changing Scenes of Life (From Psalm 34).
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
We are adopted into God's family by the resurrection of Christ from the death in which He paid all our obligations to sin, the law, and the devil, in whose family we once lived. Our old status lies in His tomb. A new status is ours through His resurrection (Sinclair Ferguson).
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs --- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him (Romans 8:16-17).
A hymn to read, sing, play, hum, or whistle, to the glory of God: A Child of the King (Hattie E. Buell, 1877).
Friday, May 16, 2014
God will never permit any trouble to come upon us unless He has a specific plan by which great blessing can come out of the difficulty. ---- Peter Marshall
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified (Romans 8:28-30).
A hymn to read, sing, play, hum, or whistle, to the glory of God: God Will Take Care of You (Civille D. Martin, 1905).
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Christ can never be known without a sense of awe and fear accompanying the knowledge. No one who knows Him intimately can ever be flippant in His presence. ---- A W. Tozer
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power (Hebrews 1:1-4).
A hymn to read, sing, play, hum, or whistle, to the glory of God: Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness(Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, 1739).
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
If there is any reality within the whole sphere of human experience that is by its very nature worthy to challenge the mind, charm the heart and bring the total life to a burning focus, it is the reality that revolves around the person of Christ. ---- A. W. Tozer
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (Colossians 3:15-17)
A hymn to read, sing, play, hum, or whistle, to the glory of God: O Could I Speak The Matchless Worth (Samuel Medley, 1789).