Daily Bible Study
Psalm 91:1,2: "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty; I will say to the LORD, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, My God in Him I will trust.'" The person who trusts in God is the person who lies close to Him. The title "Most High" emphasizes God's majesty and is parallel to the term Almighty, a translation of the divine title Shaddai. Together the terms Most High and Shaddai speak of God as a mountain-like majesty, in whose presence there is a "secret place" or a shadow . My refuge and my fortress also means 'my secure fortress.' The LORD protects those who seek His secret place.
A HUMAN TEMPLE - Lord, we Love Thee, we worship Thee. "Bow low before Me. Worship is not supplication, though both express man's varying needs of Me. Bow low in worship, conscious not only of My humanity but of My Divine Majesty. As you kneel in humble adoration I will tell you that when I took upon Me your humanity it was with the desire of raising that humanity to My Divinity. Earth gave Me her best - a human temple to enclose My Divinity, and I brought to her the possession of Divine Power, Divine Love, Divine Strength, to be forever expressed in those of her children who accepted Me, opened their hearts to Me, and sought to live My Life. So, kneeling in a spirit of humility, turn your eyes Heaven-ward and realize the Majesty, the Power, the Beauty that may be yours. Remember there are no limits to My giving - there may be to your accepting. Oh! rejoice at the wonders to which you are called and, seeing them in prayer, rise in My Strength, filled with the longing to attain them."
NO TIRED WORK - "Rest. It is wrong to force work. Rest until Life, Eternal Life, flowing through your veins and hearts and minds, bids you bestir yourselves, and work, glad work, will follow. Tired work never tells. Rest. Remember I am your Physician, Healer of mind and body. Look to me for cure, for rest, for Peace." May the Peace only Christ brings fall upon you all this weekend.
2 Timothy 4:17,18: "But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To him be glory forever and ever. Amen!" In spite of the failure of his friends, Paul was supported by the Lord, who always strengthens and empowers us. Often people will fail us in troublesome times. The Lord, however, never fails His children, no matter how difficult the circumstances. Paul's expression of confidence in God should set the example for us as Christians to keep on in the face of adversity as the Lord will be right beside us.
MY RICHEST GIFT - Jesus, Thou didst come that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. "Live - spiritual, mental, physical, abundant Life - Joyous Life, Powerful Life. Yes! these I came to give you. Think you not My heart was sad that so few would accept that gracious gift! Think! Earth's richest, choicest gift held out - free to all, and no man to care to stretch out a hand to take it. Is that possible? My Gift, the richest Heaven has to offer, that precious Gift of Life, abundant Life - man turns away from - rejects - will have none of. Let it not be true of you. Hasten to take - to use."