From Day to Day; Or, Helpful Words for Christian Life: Daily Readings for a Year

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T. Nelson, 1879 - 648 pages
 

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Conversions may be sudden yet sure
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A true suppliant
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Concern for the Lords honour
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First love is so precious that we must beware of losing
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Nothing so sweetens suffering as fellowship with Christ in
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XIV Comfort in the wilderness
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The holier our life the happier
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Trustful stillness
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When to be prompt
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Stumbling overruled for stablishing
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Even finders may still be seekers XX The Lord tries his people but never overtries them
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The sacred fire that must not be quenched
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Sickness and sin
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He is beyond measure rich who can say My God
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The true secret of strength
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Hopeful thirst
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Though we know little our loving Lord knows all
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To be unforgiving is to be unforgiveu
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The perfect love
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No king rewards the loyal like Christ
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Shall we know each other in heaven?
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The Bible of our Lord
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They are blessed who can say We have heard him ourselves
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None but the twiceborn enter the kingdom
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The folly of the foolish
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The folly of the wise
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When God is feared no other fear need
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Salvation by grace is not inconsistent with variety of reward
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Compelling in love
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Excluding in righteousness
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When warm to the Master our love will not be cold to the servant
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In spite of its dark look temptation often serves a bright end
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Our faith may fail but never Gods word
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Through intensity of unbelief great judgments are usually great surprises
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Our everliving Head
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Our bitter things
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Golden opportunities should instantly be turned to golden account
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Prayer has fulness of power only when it has believing persistency
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Things above should ever have the first place with
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The needed Shelter
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We are never so Christlike as when with loving sympathy we remem ber the poor
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False joy and true
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Needed Bewares
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The revealed method of redemption
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Where there is true faith there will be evangelistic energy
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Though eternity is near how many think only of time
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The more the heart is filled with grace the more it glows with gratitude
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The Lords second advent in its practical bearings 89 91 92 94 95 97
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March
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The more lowly the saint the more lovely
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A humbling experience often becomes a helpful mercy
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If saints loved more they would doubt less
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The life of the Church is a mystery to the world
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God unknown yet well known
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When requests are rash denials are kind
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The Lord sees countless ways of relief when we can see none
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Defeat yet victory 116 117 119 121 123 125
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The usual mode of the Spirits operation
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Darkness preferred to light
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Contented lukewarmness
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We must both take hold and hold fast
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If the might of the Lord is marvellous still more is his mercy
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Aimless working is useless working
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Not one in tribe yet one in Christ
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XVUI Repetitions may be necdful XIX Entrance and continuance
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Only thoroughly Bible Christians can be thoroughly stable ones
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The injured should not injure in turn
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Christs double Sonship
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The Lord both knows his people and delights in them
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The true place of appointed ordinances
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Trial is often a blessed need be
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Overloving the perishable
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Saints are sometimes found where least expected
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Love in part and love in full
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Losing all for Christ
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Our advocate with the Father
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Saints cannot lose their treasure 148 150 132 154 155 137 139 160 102
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April
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The first work to be done II There is a sleep that is easy but never safe III Go where we may we are never out of our Fathers territory IV We may do ...
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To deal hopefully with the fallen we must deal tenderly
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Many often miss the great by overlooking the little
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There is no safer seat than at the feet of Jesus
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Our need and Gods supply
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Many a thing has failed in the testing but never a promise of God
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The nominal and the real
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Safe prosperity
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There is no way of peace but Gods way
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When we keep near the Lord we never fail to get his ear
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Bringing in and bringing out
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There is nothing simpler than faith yet in actual life what is harder
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Though in the world we must not be of
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The Lords guidance is special as well as loving XX We must know Christs greatness to realize his grace XXI We are never so really rich as when rich ...
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True following of the Lord
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We often misjudge the Lord and his ways
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Troublous times foreseen and foretold
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We can never aim at too high a holiness
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Typical sinbearing and real
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In soulwinning be slow to despair
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Enlightened gratitude
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The loving interest of large hearts
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Canaan though a goodly land was but an imperfect type
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2009
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The feeble should be felt for and lovingly helped
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An assured hope is both attainable and blessed
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Successful working may be most prized by man but faithful work ing is the main thing with God
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Speech must be watched as well as action
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If safe it is because while Satan sifts the Saviour prays
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The helps given in childhood may not always be given in riper years
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Whom God defends none can injure
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It is not new means we need but new power with the old means
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Sore questionings for gracious ends
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Till we let go every false confidence we can never realize the true
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The much commendable yet the much lacking in the church of Ephesus
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Our corrupt nature
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Grace to the Gentiles
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The double gift
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Conversion first but never alone
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The sonship of adoption
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Usually as opportunities are improved they multiply
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They are free indeed whom the truth sets free
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Whom we love we long to see
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They who pray most themselves most prize the prayers of others
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What we mainly need
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Remembered graces
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It is no easy thing to be stable
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The preciousness of Gods favour
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The once dead but now risen
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Seeming deafness to entreaty
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We have not only a Saviour in Christ but a King
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Those who come to Christ must walk with him
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We should prize true unity and pray for
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We cannot be loyal to the Lord if disloyal to his word 247 249 250 253 255 256 258 260 202 264 265 267 268 270 272 274
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Whatever may be lacking it is not free invitation
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Even the strong are weak
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JII Gods promises though often forgotten on earth are never forgotten in heaven
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Every saint is the Saviours and a prized possession
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When God is about to work greatly by us he first works greatly in us
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The right and the wrong of anger and how to deal with it
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The Lords leadings however strange have always wise love in them
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We should be praiseful as well as prayerful
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We should never be staggered by apostasy from the faith however much we may be saddened by it
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Though all believers are risen men not one is selfrisen
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Though slighted by many Christ is everything to those who know him
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Much may intervene between the sowing and the reaping 208
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Selfcomplacent contentedness
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Christian consistency
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Fruitless effort 803
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When need is sorest comfort is sweetest
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The richly fruitful
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All goes well with us when the Lord is with us
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Flattering to deceive
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We dishonour the Giver when we despise the gifts
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Apostolic conflict
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Healing and helping
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Tried yet joyous receivers of the word
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We may render great service by silent messengers
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The nearer we keep to the Lord ourselves the abler we are to guide others to him
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Correction and suggestion happily blended
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Men may be thoroughly bond yet think themselves freo
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Poverty is nothing if there be purity
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The Come and the Depart of the great day
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The joy of grace is as serviceable as it is sweet
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The fearless becoming fearful
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Every redemptionblessing has the charm of completeness
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Without watchfulness the warm easily become the lukewarm
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Nothing is so commendatory of the Master as consistent discipleship
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XIV Penitence and peace
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Forewarnings of the Word
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Can we magnify the Lord
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The great hinderer
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The arrow that none can escape
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What the Lord begins he completes
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Grace seen in Martha
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The wrong quarter and the wrong time
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It is only the wisdom of grace that is wisdom indeed
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Marys love to her Lord
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Labourers are needed and how to get them
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The gospel in power
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The coming day of days
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The Lords touching hewailments
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Calls for help XXIX The tirning of events XXX The remedial etficacy of the gospel XXXI Much to try yet more to cheer 361 362 304 365 367 309 ...
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Stooping to save
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The fulness that never lessens
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The prayers of dying saints have often undying power
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The seen is the shadowy the unseen the real
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Those who rightly turn will patiently wait
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With us but not of
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The Lord never gives his ear alone to trustful suppliants
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Unwise inquiry
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None need fear the strong who have the stronger than he at their back
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Little success and large
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The worthlessness of willworship
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Special grace preparing for special trial
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The Refuge of refuges
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Yielding at last
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Have faith in God
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Proving fully must be followed by holding firinly
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Disappointed expectancy
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We may as surely lose salvation through selfrighteousness as through no righteousness
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When trial comes we must neither despise nor despond
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God delights in the lowly XXI The Jews who believed XXII The Jews who believed not
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Sterling fidelity
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XXIV Love in fullest revelation
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Love mastering fear and expelling
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Precious as the Word is how few profit by
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Whatever the cloudings now there will be light undimmed hereafter
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There is but one High Priest and no other is needed
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None are excluded from the Refuge who seek to enter
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Shall the dead live again
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However slow in coming deliverance will be marvellously complete when it comes 425 426 428 430 431
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437 438 440 442 443 445 447 418 450 451 453 455 I None can overvalue the Son but many undervalue the Spirit
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True religion is a choice not a constraint
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Those who seem likeliest to come first to Christ often never come at all
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There can be no steady walking without divine upholding
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Strange requests sometimes come from wicked lips
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Salt must be in the right place and have the true savour
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The very holiness of Jesus is the hope of the unholy
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Those who waste time forget its brevity and how much depends on
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Though it is well to praise the Lord even without song it is better still to praise him with
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Rejecting the Word before reading
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The troublers and the troubled
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The sad a likeness of men XIV True cleansing
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We should fear dissensions and try to heal them
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When we stand near the Lord we are best able to stand fast
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We must put on charity
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Our Lords timely caution
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Real contentment is rare
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Forgiveness is never a solitary gift
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The promised presence of the God of peace XXII Essentials in religion are over first with the Lord and should be with us XXIII Mighty and willing t...
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The highest citizenship XXIX There is no gratitude like that which is heavenkindled XXX After the partings will como meetings again
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487 489 490 492 493 494 1 What we can work out and what we cannot
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Great iniquity needs a great forgiveness and God gives
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It is poor hearing that is not followed by hearty doing
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There is no training like Bible training
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It needs both care and prayer to keep hope bright
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A hopeful beginning may have a sorrowful ending
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To be strong we must be true
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There may be great love in granting recovery but sometimes love greater still in withholding
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Sometimes the most hopeful of symptoms is a closed lip
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A true gospel ministry is a choice heavenly gift
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Beware of uncertain things
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Enrichment with better than gold
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The love in God and the enmity in man
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Treasure in earthen vessels
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The receiving of Christ and salvation
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Love refusing
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Continuance in the faith
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Conflict has no cessation here
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The chastening of the Lord is rarely welconied however needed XX The great faith which honoured God and that God honoured
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The prayer offered on the night of nights
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Though we can destroy Gods image we cannot restore it again
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Guilt the greatest and grace the richest met on the cross
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There is no promisekeeper like the Lord
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The humbling failure of one disciple and the loving fidelity of another
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The disciples censure of Mary
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Confirmation needful
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The fulness that dwells in Christ warrants any amount of freeness in drawing from
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When the times are eventful we cannot be too watchful
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534 536 1 The veil rent and the way opened
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Those oft in journeyings should be oft in prayer
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It is not little but large petitioning that the Lord most delights
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When spoken in the Spirit even a single word is often savingly effectual
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We must test as well as listen
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True gratitude ever pants for expression
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Obedience has but little value if unlinked with the name of Jesus
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The Lords jewels are widely gathered
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Needful fixity
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The day that none can know
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Two classes contrasted
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The superiority declared
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Trustful reliance
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Before we can abide we must come
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After coming we must abide
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Abraham Gods friend
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Might alone could not have delivered
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The fruit of chastening
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Right glorying and wrong
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The thirsting welcomed
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We cannot save but we may variously help
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We must not lightly leave our spheres
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Faith overcoming
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God is our Father
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Trouble yet peace
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We cannot overhope in Gods mercy
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Not mans opinion but the Lords should ever be supreme with
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Silenced for a moment triumphant for ever
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The Lords commendation of Mary 562 564 566 567 569 571
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590 592 I Worthless yet welcome
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Seek first things first
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The sickness of Pauls friend
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Nothing gives such efficacy to prayer as abiding intimacy with the Lord
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Men may be heavy losers without knowing
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There are always wise reasons for strange commands
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Those within should think of those without
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The more spontaneous our beneficence the more precious
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The incurable cured
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Some believe but fail to confess
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It is pressure that tests men
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A pleasing perplexity
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The Leader divinely given XV The unlikely bringers of our best things XVI A hasty deliverance is apt to be an imperfect one 594 595 597 509 601 ...
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Inviting to dine
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The only fountain opened for sin and for uncleanness
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The outcome of grace
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Out of the kingdom and in
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The shutting of the door
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The day that follows the night
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The marriage feast and Jesus there
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Words to cheer from kingly lips
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The fame that will be ever extending
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Weary not
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The home of homes
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The last promise in the Word and the grandest 628
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Page 41 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Page 531 - This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God ; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof : from such turn away.
Page 108 - But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
Page 559 - If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments ; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments ; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Page 209 - And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Page 635 - Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him : for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white : for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Page 458 - Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen ; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me : if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right ; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
Page 206 - And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee : for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Page 133 - There shall be an handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth. His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun : And men shall be blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed.
Page 62 - But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. K But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

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