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There is one other thing that ought to be true of me if the Lord is my Shepherd, and that is, I ought to recognize his rights over me, and his property in me. The Eastern shepherd is usually the owner of his sheep. He may sell it, or kill it, or do what he...
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And, then, love to God will also strengthen you for service. A man is strong to serve his God, spiritually, just in proportion as he loves God. Love laughs at what men call impossibilities. Perhaps someone here says, “I could never go abroad as a missionary, leaving my native land, and living amongst heathens.” Brother,...
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“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.” While his eye was on the Jews his heart was on the Gentiles too. He is a shepherd who is not content with the...
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Jonah was asleep, with all the heathen around him, upbraiding him by their actions. They were praying while he was sleeping; and, at last, it came to this,—that the shipmaster sternly addressed the prophet of God, and said, “What meanest thou, O sleeper?” It is sad indeed when things have come to such a pass...
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Suppose the pulpit in our land gives an uncertain sound. As a result God’s people begin to forsake the assembling of themselves together; no crowds gather to hear the Word; places begin to get empty; prayer-meetings become more and more deserted; the efforts of the Church may be still carried on, but they are merely...
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Isaiah 6:1–8Is there not one among you that can win a laurel wreath? Have I not one true Christian heart here that is set for work and labour? Have I not one man that will devote himself for God and for his truth? Henry Martyn! Thou art dead; and is thy mantle buried with thee?...
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If Jonah chapter four wasn’t so sad, the irony in it would be funny. We have an incredible contrast between pouty Jonah and pitiful God. Jonah is very upset (“displeased exceedingly’) because God was so nice. He wanted God to judge Nineveh, but he knew that if the wicked Ninevites repented God would forgive them....
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And the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the second time, saying,Jonah 3:11 Jonah was not the most ideal missionary candidate. He was stubborn, racist, ethnocentric, bitter, and lacking compassion. Yet he is the man God chose. Jonah failed to obey when God’s word came to him the first time. He ran. He hid. He slept....
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“And said,I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; Out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.” Jonah 2:2 Just before passing away in Ravensbrück concentration camp, Corrie Ten Boom’s sister, Betsie said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not...
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So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.Jonah 1:6 There are interesting comparisons between Jonah and Jesus. Both slept in a boat. Both were buried for three days and three...
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