TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts 16:31.
How may I know that I shall be saved? Notice here in particular (1) It matters not how great a sinner I am; (2) The promise is positive concerning my salvation, if I believe in the Lord Jesus; (3) I have only to believe in the Lord Jesus. If I trust in and depend upon the Lord Jesus for salvation, I shall have everlasting life.
TWENTY-SIXTH DAY “Thy testimonies also are my delight.” Psalm 119:24.
This evening I was walking in our little garden meditating on Hebrews 13:8. I was led to say to myself, Jesus in His love and power has hitherto supplied me with what I have needed, and He will provide me with what I may need for the future. A flow of joy came into my soul while realizing the unchangeableness of our adorable Lord.
TWENTY-FIFTH DAY “I have given unto them the words which Thou gavest.” John 17:8.
Be not discouraged if you have unconverted relatives. Perhaps very shortly the Lord may give you the desire of your heart, and answer your prayer for them; but in the meantime seek to commend the truth by manifesting towards them the meekness, gentleness, and kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
TWENTY-FOURTH DAY “Them that honour Me I will honour.” I Samuel 2:30.
I have not been in the smallest degree a loser in acting according to the dictates of my conscience, and as regards spiritual things the Lord has indeed dealt bountifully with me, and led me on in many respects, and moreover, has condescended to use me as an instrument in doing His work.
TWENTY-THIRD DAY “If thou . . . searchest as for hid treasures, then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord.” Proverbs 2:4.
The first thing I did after having asked the Lord’s blessing upon His precious Word, was to begin to meditate on the Word of God, searching, as it were, into every verse to get blessing out of it; not for the sake of the public ministry of the Word, but for the sake of obtaining food for my own soul.
TWENTY-SECOND DAY “We through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Rom. 15:4.
This morning Luke 7 came in the course of my reading before breakfast. While reading about the Centurion and the raising from the dead of the widow’s son at Nain, I lifted up my heart thus: “Lord Jesus, Thou hast the same power now. Thou canst provide me with means for Thy work in my hands. Be pleased to do so.”
TWENTY-FIRST DAY “Thou hast magnified Thy Word above all Thy Name.” Psalm 138:2.
He has condescended to enable me to circulate the Scriptures in all parts of the earth, and in various languages; and has been pleased thus, simply through the reading of the Holy Scriptures, to bring thousands of persons to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
TWENTIETH DAY “As many as were ordained to eternal life believed.” Acts 13:48.
The question, therefore, simply is this: Do I believe in the Lord Jesus? Do I take Him to be the One whom God declares Him to be, i.e. His Beloved Son in whom He is well pleased? If so, I am a believer, therefore the matter is a very simple one; if I believe in the Lord Jesus, I am a chosen one-I have been appointed to eternal life.
NINETEENTH DAY “Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord.” Exodus 14:13.
Were we to stand still in order to see the salvation of God, to see His hand stretched out on our behalf, trusting in Him alone, then our faith would be increased, and with every fresh case in which the hand of God is stretched out on our behalf in the hour of the trial of our faith, our faith would be increased yet more.
EIGHTEENTH DAY “I have esteemed the Words of His mouth more than my necessary food.” Job 23:12.
Before we went to work we had, as an habitual practice, our seasons for prayer and reading the Holy Scriptures. Should the children of God neglect this and let their work or service for God interfere with caring about their own souls, they cannot be happy in God; and their happiness must also suffer on account of it.