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“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13 This text is very important in helping us understand our salvation. To begin with, because God calls us to work out our salvation, it rejects the idea that Christians are inactive spiritually, and should sit back and let God “do all the work,” so to speak. On the other hand,...

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And Elijah said unto Ahab? Get thee up, eat and drink: for there is a sound of abundance of rain. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees? And said to his servant? Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said? There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. And it came to pass at the seventh timey that he said, Behold? there ariseth a little...

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But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and, sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said: it is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for, I am not better than my fathers. 1 Kings 19:4 From Carmel to the juniper tree! From the glorious, heights of a victorious faith down into the lugubrious depths of utter despondency! Out of the consciousness of an exultant assurance that God’s cause has the victory into the doleful state of mind of one who is ready to give up...

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Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 Psalm 119 was written by a young man who was being persecuted for righteousness’ sake. We do not know the identity of the psalmist or when in Israel’s history he lived. It is apparent from the Psalm, however, that it was a time of departure for the nation of Israel. The result was that the psalmist was being persecuted for his godliness. This persecution came from the highest levels of the land. He was being opposed by the rulers. He was imprisoned, facing...

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And he came thither unto a cave, and he lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only am left; and they seek my life to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by,...

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But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalm 130:4 For anyone who has wandered from God and come to see their sins, there are few words sweeter than these: “but there is forgiveness with God.” All we like sheep have gone astray; we all wander from God to one degree or another. But God, by His grace, draws us back to Himself, leading us to sincere sorrow and repentance. When we call upon Him out of the depths, what a joy to know that there is forgiveness with God! Not just forgiveness for others, but there...

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Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Ps. 119:88 Unto the end! I shall persevere! Upon that blessing of perseverance the inspired poet of this beautiful psalm fixed his longing eye! It is, perhaps, the main theme, the controlling thought and yearning expressed in this particular section of the psalm. For as we know, the one hundred and nineteenth psalm is divided into different sections, twenty two in all, according to the number of characters in the Hebrew alphabet, each section consisting of eight verses; and in the original each...

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Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way. Ps. 119:37 Turn away mine eyes! In the way of Jehovah’s precepts the psalmist longs to walk. For the statutes of the Lord are his delight, and to order his life according to them, and to observe them with all his heart, and mind, and soul, and strength, he considers a great good. To the very end he would persevere in the way of His statutes, so that he may be faithful and fight the good fight, even though the enemy persecute him, and make the...

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“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6, 7 Our lives today are frequently so busy and so complex that we easily forget our dependence upon God. We are inclined to look to ourselves to solve our problems. In foolish pride we are inclined to look to our own resources and our own ingenuity to provide for our needs. But this self-centered, self-reliant attitude takes its...

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And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed, And this taxing urns first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went to be taxed every one into his own city…. Luke 2:1-7 How wondrous are the ways of God! Thus, indeed, one exclaims ever again, as often as he may read the utterly simple, yet amazingly marvelous story of the coming of Immanuel! Wonderful is that narrative from its very beginning. Or is it not amazing that the story that tells of...

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