Daily Thoughts Blog

Real Repentance

Many mourn for their sins that do not truly repent of them; they weep bitterly at times for them, and yet continue to be in love and league with them. – Matthew Henry Some people do not like to hear much of repentance. But it is so necessary that, if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance. – Matthew […]

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God has a People Everywhere

“I have much people in this city.” – Acts 18:10 This should be a great encouragement to try to do good, since God has among the vilest of the vile, the most reprobate, and the most debauched, an elect people who must be saved. When you take the Word to them, you do so because God has ordained […]

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Where Confidence and Hope are Found

I  hear the words of love, I gaze upon the blood; I see the mighty sacrifice, And I have peace with God. ‘Tis everlasting peace! Sure as Jehovah’s name; ‘Tis stable as his steadfast throne, For evermore the same. I change, He changes not, The Christ can never die; His love, not mine, the resting […]

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Am I my Brother’s Keeper? – Genesis 4:9

The whole example of Jesus Christ, whom we call Master and Lord, lies in the direction of our being the keeper of our brother. For what was Jesus’ life but entire unselfishness? What was said of Him at his death that described Him–‘He saved others, himself he cannot save’. The very fact that there is a Christ […]

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Fuzzy Christianity?

Fuzzy Christianity? Are we speaking of the traditional definition, which is “frizzy, fluffy, or frayed in appearance”, such as in a person’s hair or on a sweater? Or rather are we referring to the secondary meaning the dictionary gives to the word ‘fuzzy”– “difficult to perceive clearly, understand, and explain precisely; indistinct or vague.” Dr. Al Mohler uses the word “fuzzy” about those who hold to a fuzzy Christianity. It causes me to think […]

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A Lie of Thanks and Praise

As I read in Hebrews, I came upon a cause for very great thankfulness that I had not noticed before. Suppose the Old Testament promises were only for those to whom they were first given; suppose we had no right to take them for ourselves (some teach that this is so); what a tremendous loss it […]

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The Arm of the Lord is not Shortened

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us what work Thou didst in their days, in the times of old. – Psalm 44:1 When people hear about what God used to do, one of the things they say is, “Oh, that was a very long time ago.” They imagine that times have changed […]

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Distress Enlarges Us

“Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress.” – Psalm 4:1   The more one thinks of these words, the more they open their wonderful meaning to us. Darby renders it, “In pressure, Thou hast enlarged me”; and the translator Kay renders it, “In straits Thou madest wide room for me.” Whatever the pressure be, in […]

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Waiting for His Loving-Kindness

“We wait for Thy loving-kindness, O God.” – Psalm 48:8 Wars and rumors of wars are everywhere now, and we know that dark days are coming on the earth. But through all the thousand clamors that even now we cannot help hearing, these calm words come like the sound of bells through the storm: “We […]

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“Blessed is he who is not offended in Me”

I have been reading Luke 1. “With God, nothing shall be impossible.” Then I read Acts 12 where James was killed in prison, and then Peter was set free. God, with whom nothing is impossible, did not answer the prayers of those who loved James in the same way He answered the prayers of those […]

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