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“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.” Isaiah 49:16 The church of Christ! There is no cause on the face of the earth that is a more sure cause than the church of Christ. The kingdoms of this world may grow until presently they present a united front of almost unbelievable power. The church at the same time will seemingly dwindle down to almost nothing, so that Jesus Himself asks, “when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8). Yet, as Daniel saw in...

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We have reached that point in time when we once more see the passing of the Old Year and the ushering in of the New Year. Tradition dictates that this is the time for revelry and merrymaking. This is when one “turns a new leaf” in order that he may now live much better, having set aside all his bad habits. The world does this, of course, apart from the fear of the Lord. The believing child of God does not make all kinds of foolish New Year’s resolutions which he knows he is not going to keep anyway.

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The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psalm 18:2 This is a very important Psalm. The Holy Spirit had already said the same thing in II Samuel 22. Surely, when the Holy Spirit repeats a word of God we know that He wishes to emphasize a truth. These words were written and sung at a very important juncture in the life of David the servant of God. The time was near the close of his...

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At the last came two false witnesses, And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days. Matthew 26:60, 61 It is that time of the year when our attention is directed to the suffering of Jesus Christ. The suffering in our text takes place on the night of His betrayal. Having been betrayed, Christ was arrested by the Sanhedrin, which was the highest Jewish tribunal, consisting of 71 members, with the high priest presiding. At the time of Christ the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem enjoyed a very high degree...

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Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.  And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. Psalm 90:16, 17 It is now almost the time of year for the planting of crops and gardens. We begin another season of work after things have been lying dormant through the winter months. It is customary that we ask the grace of God upon us in our labors. We do not pray with and for...

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Rev. Miersma is pastor of the Loveland Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado. *This meditation is a transcript of the speech given by Rev. Miersma at the Seniors’ Retreat in Estes Park, CO on October 5, 2009. And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. Isaiah 46:4 Winter! Once more a natural, physical, and earthly picture pointing to the spiritual aspect of our life. The Lord Jesus Christ often taught this way, for He stated...

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