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CAREFUL THAT IT DOES NOT APPLY TO OURSELVESTITUS 1:15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY See the miserable state of hypocrites, such as have a form...
MY OWN LONG OBSERVATIONPSALM 37:25 I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.BENSON COMMENTARY “I say nothing but what I can confirm by my own long observation: when I was young I began to take notice of it; and I have continued so ...
EXERCISE DAILY: WALK WITH THE LORD1 JOHN 2:6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.PULPIT COMMENTARY Profession involves an obligation to act up to the profession. "He who says that he abides in God is by his words morally bound to walk even as his Son, th...
ABIDE IN CHRISTACTS 27:25 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY No storms or tempests can hinder God's favour to his people, for he is a Help always at hand. It is a comfort to the faithful servants of God when in difficulties, that as long as t...
YOU WHO PASS JUDGMENT DO THE SAME THINGSROMANS 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.BARNES' NOTES This is often, perhaps commonly, done when...
BY HOW MANY IS HE STILL DESPISED IN HIS PEOPLEISAIAH 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY But to this day few discern, or will acknowledge...
RELATIONSHIP OR ENTANGLEMENTBeing in the company of those who remember and recognize our authentic self gives powerful healing. Self-esteem is the first casualty of emotional and verbal trauma.PROVERBS 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. GILL'S EXPOSIT...
WISE PEOPLE REMAIN HUMBLEHABAKUK 1:11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on-- guilty people, whose own strength is their god."CAMBRIDGE BIBLE His success intoxicates him, and in his pride of heart he defies his own might.
MAKE CHOICE OF THIS PORTION WITHOUT DELAY PSALM 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. BENSON COMMENTARY Reader, consider this, and make choice of this portion without delay.
A GOOD CONSCIENCE BEFORE GOD IS THE BEST ARMOUR AGAINST FATEPSALM 112:7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY The story of Job, when the messengers of ill succeeded one another so fast, is an illustration of the truth of this ve...