A Woman's War

Posted Jun 20th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 21 A Woman's War
"The LORD shall sell Sisera into the hand of a woman" (Judges 4:9).
Rather an unusual text, but there may be souls in the world that may have faith enough to grasp it. Barak, the man, though called to the war, had little stomach for the fight unless Deborah would go with him, and so the LORD determined to make it a woman's war. By this means He rebuked the slackness of the man, gained for...

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The LORD Our Companion

Posted Jun 19th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

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June 20 The LORD Our Companion
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy Rod and Thy Staff they comfort me" (Psalm 23:4).
Sweet are these...

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A Sound Heart

Posted Jun 18th 2007, 12:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 19 A Sound Heart
"Let my heart be sound in Thy Statues: that I be not ashamed" (Psalm 119:80).
We may regard this inspired prayer as containing within itself the assurance that those who keep close to the Word of God shall never have cause to be ashamed of doing so.
See, the prayer is for soundness of heart. A sound creed is good, a sound judgment concerning it is better, but a sound heart toward the truth is best...

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God Himself Shall Work

Posted Jun 17th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 18 God Himself Shall Work
"Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up Myself" (Isaiah 33:10).
When the spoilers had made the land as waste as if devoured by locusts, and the warriors who had defended the country sat down and wept like women, then the LORD came to the rescue. When travelers ceased from the roads to Zion, and Bashan and Carmel were as vineyards from which the fruit has...

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Our Field of Battle

Posted Jun 16th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 17 Our Field of Battle
"For the LORD your God is He that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you" (Deuteronomy 20:4).
We have no enemies but the enemies of God. Our fights are not against men but against spiritual wickednesses. We war with the devil, and the blasphemy, and error, and despair, which he brings into the field of battle. We fight with all the armies of sin -- impurity, drunkenness, oppression, infidelity,...

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Possess, Not Only Profess

Posted Jun 15th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 16 Possess, Not Only Profess
"For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance" (Matthew 13:12).
When the LORD has given to a man much grace, He will give him more. A little faith is a nest egg; more faith will come to it. But then it must not be seeming faith, but real and true. What a necessity is laid upon us to make sure work in religion and not to profess much, and...

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Home Blessings Extended

Posted Jun 14th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 15 Home Blessings Extended
"The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life" (Psalm 128:5).
This is a promise to the God fearing man who walks in the ways of holiness with earnest heed. He shall have domestic blessedness; his wife and children shall be a source of great home happiness. But then as a member of the church he desires to see the cause prosper, for...

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He Constantly Abides

Posted Jun 13th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 14 He Constantly Abides
"For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name's sake; because it hath pleased the LORD to make you His people" (1 Samuel 12:22).
God's choice of His people is the reason for His abiding by them and not forsaking them. He chose them for His love, and He loves them for His choice. His own good pleasure is the source of their election, and His election is the reason for the continuance...

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Divine Cultivation

Posted Jun 12th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 13 Divine Cultivation
"I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: Lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day" (Isaiah 27:3).
When the LORD Himself speaks in His own proper person rather than through a prophet, the word has a peculiar weight to believing minds. It is Jehovah Himself who is the keeper of His own vineyard; He does not trust it to any other, but He makes it His own personal care....

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Dwelling Safely Apart

Posted Jun 11th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 12
Dwelling Safely Apart
"Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew" (Deuteronomy 33:28).
The more we dwell alone, the more safe shall we be. God would have His people separate from sinners, His call to them is, "Come ye out from among them." A worldly Christian is spiritually diseased. Those who compromise with Christ's enemies may be reckoned with them....

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No Cause to Blush

Posted Jun 10th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 11
No Cause to Blush
"Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed" (Isaiah 54.4).
We shall not be ashamed of our faith. Carping critics may assail the Scriptures upon which we ground our belief, but every year the LORD will make it more and more clear that in His Book there is no error, no excess, and no omission. It is no discredit to be a simple believer; the faith which looks alone to Jesus is a crown of...

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A Shepherd Secures Them

Posted Jun 9th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 10
A Shepherd Secures Them
"They shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid" (Zephaniah 3:13).
Yesterday we thought of the afflicted and poor people whom the LORD left to be a living seed in a dead world. The prophet says of such that they shall not work iniquity nor speak lies. So that while they had neither rank nor riches to guard them, they were also quite unable to use those weapons in which the wicked...

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A Trustworthy Name

Posted Jun 8th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 9
A Trustworthy Name
"I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the Name of the LORD" (Zephaniah 3:12).
When true religion is ready to die out among the wealthy it finds a home among the poor of this world, rich in faith. The LORD has even now His faithful remnant. Am I one of them?
Perhaps it is because men are afflicted and poor that they learn to...

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Wisdom for the Asking

Posted Jun 7th 2007, 08:00 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 8
Wisdom for the Asking
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).
If any of you lack wisdom. There is no "if" in the matter, for I am sure I lack it. What do I know? How can I guide my own way? How can I direct others? LORD, I am a mass of folly, and wisdom I have...

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The Safest Place

Posted Jun 6th 2007, 09:14 by Faith's Checkbook on Inspiration

June 7
The Safest Place
"And I give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand" (John 10:28).
We believe in the eternal security of the saints. First, because they are Christ's, and He will never lose the sheep which He has bought with His blood and received of His Father.
Next, because He gives them eternal life, and if it be eternal, well then, it is eternal, and there...

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