Day: November 12, 2012

Bed-Ridden Truth

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If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. John 13:17

Our Lord conditions true happiness not on knowledge alone but on knowledge of His Word plus obedience.

Coleridge says:

“Truths, of all others the most awful and interesting, are too often considered as so true that they lose the power of truth, and lie bed-ridden in the dormitory of the soul, side by side with the most despised and exploded errors.”


The Power of The Holy Spirit

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The earnest of the Spirit in our hearts—2 Corinthians 1:22

Life in earnest-what a rare, what a glorious spectacle! We see it in the Son of God; we see it in His apostle; we see it in every noble, consecrated and truly successful life. Without it there may be a thousand good things, but they lack the golden thread that binds them all into a chain of power and permanence. They are like costly and beautiful beads, that fall in confusion from a broken string, and are lost in the end for want of the bond that alone could bind them into a life of consistent and lasting power.

Oh, for the baptism of fire! oh, for the earnest, the Spirit! Oh, for lives that have but one thing to do or care for! Oh, for the depth and everlasting strength of the heart of Christ within us, to love, to sacrifice, to realize, to persevere, to live and die like Him!