Love of God; Mercy & Voice of Cross
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IN THE SPIRIT
"Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of
the flesh."-- Gal_5:16.
WHEN WE walk in the spirit we shall be led by Him. In the
early stages of life we are apt to be headstrong and
impulsive, as Moses when he felled the Egyptian. But as we
grow in Christian experience, we wait for the leadings of the
Spirit, moving us by His suggestion, impressing on us His
will, working within us what afterwards we work out in
character and deed. We do not go in front, but follow behind.
We are led by the Spirit.
The man or woman who walks in the Spirit has no desire to
fulfil the lust of the flesh. The desire for the gratification
of natural appetite may be latent in the soul, and may flash
through the thoughts, but he does not fulfil it. The desire
cannot be prevented, but its fulfilment can certainly be
When we walk in the Spirit He produces in us the fruit of a
holy character. The contrast between the works of the
fleshly--i.e., the selfish life.--and the fruit of the
Spirit, which is the natural product of His influence, is very
marked. In works there is effort, the clatter of machinery,
the deafening noise of the factory. But fruit is found in the
calm, still, regular process of Nature, which is ever
producing in her secret laboratory the kindly fruits of the
earth. How quiet it all is! There is no voice nor language. It
is almost impossible to realise what is being effected by a
long summer day of sunshine. The growing of autumn arrives
with noiseless footsteps. So it is with the soul that daily
walks in the Spirit. There are probably no startling
experiences, no marked transitions, nothing special to record
in the diary, but every year those who live in close proximity
witness a ripening wealth of fruit in the manifestation of
love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Gracious Lord! May Thy Holy Spirit keep me ever walking in the
light of Thy countenance. May He fill my heart with the sense
of Thy nearness and loving fellowship. Order my steps in Thy
way, and walk with me, that I may do the thing that pleaseth
Moses' Parents Acting
Courageously, by Faith
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they
saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command.
Our present study reveals another strategic illustration of the extensive consequences
of walking by faith. Fear is one of the major threats to living as God intends. Faith
in God brings the courage that is needed to overcome fear. Moses' parents are
outstanding examples of acting courageously, by faith.
Moses' parents ("Amram . . . Jochebed" — Exodus 6:20) faced a dreadful dilemma.
Jochebed had just given birth to Moses. Pharoah, who was fearful of the rapidly
growing slave population, had previously ordered the death of all male Jewish
newborns. "The king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives . . . and he said, 'When you
do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if
it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live' "
(Exo_1:15-16). However, the midwives had faith in the Lord and spared the male babies
at birth. "The midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded
them, but saved the male children alive" (Exo_1:17).
Moses' parents had a similar, courageous faith in God. "By faith Moses, when he was
born, was hidden three months by his parents . . . and they were not afraid of the
king's command." Nevertheless, their baby was still in danger, since Pharoah had also
commanded all the Egyptians to destroy any male babies that they might discover.
"Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, 'Every son who is born you shall cast into
the river' " (Exo_1:22). When they could no longer effectively hide Moses, Jochebed
put him in a simple ark in a place where he might be rescued. "When she could no
longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and
pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the river's bank" (Exo_2:3).
God honored the faith of these courageous parents, allowing the Pharoah's daughter to
discover Moses' floating basket and to respond with mercy. "And when she had opened
it, she saw the child, and behold, the baby wept. So she had compassion on him"
Moses' parents courageously risked their lives in order to do that which would be
pleasing to God. Their action was based upon their faith in God. Whenever necessary,
we too can act courageously, if we rely upon our great God. "In God I have put my
trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" (Psa_56:11).
Dear faithful Lord, when I am intimidated by the threats
or pronouncements of others, please remind me of Your faithfulness to the parents of
Moses, that I too might have courage to do that which would please You, through
Christ, my Lord, Amen.
“Behold, he prayeth.”
Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven. The moment Saul began to pray the Lord heard
him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor
broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of
sighs and tears; yet that groan has made all the harps of heaven thrill with music;
that tear has been caught by God and treasured in the lachrymatory of heaven. “Thou
puttest my tears into thy bottle,” implies that they are caught as they flow. The
suppliant, whose fears prevent his words, will be well understood by the Most High. He
may only look up with misty eye; but “prayer is the falling of a tear.” Tears are the
diamonds of heaven; sighs are a part of the music of Jehovah’s court, and are numbered
with “the sublimest strains that reach the majesty on high.” Think not that your
prayer, however weak or trembling, will be unregarded. Jacob’s ladder is lofty, but
our prayers shall lean upon the Angel of the covenant and so climb its starry rounds.
Our God not only hears prayer but also loves to hear it. “He forgetteth not the cry of
the humble.” True, he regards not high looks and lofty words; he cares not for the
pomp and pageantry of kings; he listens not to the swell of martial music; he regards
not the triumph and pride of man; but wherever there is a heart big with sorrow, or a
lip quivering with agony, or a deep groan, or a penitential sigh, the heart of Jehovah
is open; he marks it down in the registry of his memory; he puts our prayers, like
rose leaves, between the pages of his book of remembrance, and when the volume is
opened at last, there shall be a precious fragrance springing up therefrom.
“Faith asks no signal from the skies,
To show that prayers accepted rise,
Our Priest is in his holy place,
And answers from the throne of grace.”
“Their prayer came up to his holy dwelling place, even unto heaven.”
Prayer is the never-failing resort of the Christian in any case, in every plight. When
you cannot use your sword you may take to the weapon of all-prayer. Your powder may be
damp, your bow-string may be relaxed, but the weapon of all-prayer need never be out
of order. Leviathan laughs at the javelin, but he trembles at prayer. Sword and spear
need furbishing, but prayer never rusts, and when we think it most blunt it cuts the
best. Prayer is an open door which none can shut. Devils may surround you on all
sides, but the way upward is always open, and as long as that road is unobstructed,
you will not fall into the enemy’s hand. We can never be taken by blockade, escalade,
mine, or storm, so long as heavenly succours can come down to us by Jacob’s ladder to
relieve us in the time of our necessities. Prayer is never out of season: in summer
and in winter its merchandise is precious. Prayer gains audience with heaven in the
dead of night, in the midst of business, in the heat of noonday, in the shades of
evening. In every condition, whether of poverty, or sickness, or obscurity, or
slander, or doubt, your covenant God will welcome your prayer and answer it from his
holy place. Nor is prayer ever futile. True prayer is evermore true power. You may not
always get what you ask, but you shall always have your real wants supplied. When God
does not answer his children according to the letter, he does so according to the
spirit. If thou askest for coarse meal, wilt thou be angered because he gives thee the
finest flour? If thou seekest bodily health, shouldst thou complain if instead thereof
he makes thy sickness turn to the healing of spiritual maladies? Is it not better to
have the cross sanctified than removed? This evening, my soul, forget not to offer thy
petition and request, for the Lord is ready to grant thee thy desires.
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"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart
leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The LORD is the strength of his
people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless your
inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever."
"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the
LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his
temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in
the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock."
In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard
my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears."
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will
strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
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