Bible Gems

Jun 24, 2011 at 12:48 o\clock

Gems worth reading

June 26

"And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die."
(Ruth 1:16-17)

Commitment! That is what following Christ involves. Not a Sunday morning religion but a wholehearted commitment of my life, my ambitions, my job, my hobbies, my time, my possessions, my home - in fact, all that I have and am - to the Lord Jesus Christ. Commitment to Him may mean that I will need to make changes in many of these areas. Such a commitment is not optional. It is a must, if I am to truly follow Him. (David Croudace)

N.J. Hiebert - 4476

June 27

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted."
(Psalm 119:71)

God, pity those who cannot say;
"Not mine, but Thine"; who can pray
"Let this cup pass," and cannot see
The purpose in Gethsemane.

God seems to ask greater depths of experience of us as we go along the heavenly pathway. First the water of trial is ankle deep, then knee deep, and later loin deep with waters to swim in. Swimming on top of trouble would never be possible in ankle deep waters. How good that the Lord graduates our trials, which though severe all issue well." (W.M. Wadsworth)

N.J. Hiebert - 4477

June 28

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that was made."
(John 1:1-3)

Philosophy and science have not always been friendly toward the idea of God, the reason being that they are dedicated to the task of accounting for things and are impatient with anything that refuses to give an account of itself. The philosopher and the scientist will admit that there is much that they do not know; but that is quite another thing from admitting that there is something which they can never know, which indeed they have no technique for discovering.

To admit that there is One who lies beyond us, who exists outside of all our categories, who will not be dismissed with a name, who will not appear before the bar of our reason, nor submit to our curious inquiries: this requires a great deal of humility, more than most of us possess, so we save face by thinking God down to our level, or at least down to where we can manage Him. Yet how He eludes us! For He is everywhere while He is nowhere, for "where" has to do with matter and space, and God is independent of both. He is unaffected by time or motion, is wholly self-dependent and owes nothing to the worlds His hands have made. (A.W. Tozer - The Knowledge of the Holy)

N.J. Hiebert - 4478

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