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Consider Christ Jesus

January 24, 2016

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Consider … Christ Jesus (Hebrews 3:1).

The contemplation of Christ is the antidote for discouragement. “Consider Him … lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds” (Hebrews 12:3). …

“Consider Him that endured.” He was despised, rejected, and maligned. His ministry was not conspicuously successful. His own intimates doubted, denied, and forsook Him. Yet He endured. Consider Him, and take heart again.

J Oswald SandersJ. Oswald Sanders (1902-1992)
Consider Him, page 6

The School of Suffering

January 18, 2016

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Affliction teaches us many things we never could have known, if we had not been called to endure it. It opens windows through which we see, as we never saw before, the beautiful things of God’s love.

Many enter trials – cold and unspiritual – and emerge from the experience a little later, softened, mellowed and spiritually enriched. Sorrow has a tenderizing influence. It makes us gentle and kindly toward each other. In no other school do our hearts learn the lessons of patience, tolerance and forbearance so quickly, as in the school of suffering.

It was good for me that I have been afflicted; that I may learn Thy statutes (Psalm 119:71).

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J.R. Miller (1840-1912)
Ministry of Comfort (1898)



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Our Ability to Face the New Year

January 4, 2016

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As we face a new year, it is with confidence and thankfulness. We are thankful that we have the God Who has been our stay in the past. We are thankful for the message He has given us. We are not contending for a mere doctrine. We are championing the revealed character of God. The gloomy cloud of theology has obscured Him from us far too long. Its chilling mists have cooled our enjoyment of His power and His wisdom and His grace. Its libels and aspersions on His name have repelled the instinctive responses of our hearts so that we could not fully and unreservedly justify Him. Nor were we able to defend His honor in the presence of His enemies. But now all this is gone. We are able to vindicate Him in all His ways before all His creatures.

The truth is too grand and glorious to be hid. Let us deem it an inestimable privilege to have a part in its proclamation and a share in its sufferings, for truth now, as always in the past, is promised persecution.

Vladimir GelesnoffVladimir Gelesnoff (1877-1921)
Unsearchable Riches, 1914

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