Odd-Job Christians

Some people are willing to obey God just so long as He tells them to do what they like to do. But if He commands them to do anything that is disagreeable, they are not willing to obey Him. But this was not the way in which Noah obeyed God. We cannot doubt, for a…

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Morning Sentences

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:17 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth,…

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Evening Sentences

For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. Luke 6:44 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh…

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Men And Women That Grow Easy Split Easy

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. – James 1:2-3 If you were to hear some men’s experience, you would think that they grow as the white pine grows, with straight grain, and easily split; for I notice…

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Morning Sentences

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 The glory of all that is at any time well done, by ourselves or others, must be humbly and thankfully transmitted to God, who works all our good works in us…

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Evening Sentences

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. Prov. 14:9 KJV It is common for those who walk in false ways themselves to rejoice at the false steps which they sometimes see others make. But charity rejoices not in iniquity, nor can true penitents that are sorry for their own…

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The Faithful Fisherman

There is a fishing village on the coast of Cornwall, in England, where the people are poor, but pious and intelligent. One year they were very much tried. The winds were contrary for nearly a month together, so that the men had not been able to go out fishing. At last, one Sunday morning, the…

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Morning Sentences

Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. – 1 Corinthians 10:12 Sometimes those who, with watchfulness and resolution, have, by the grace of God, kept their integrity in the midst of temptation, have, through security, and carelessness, and neglect of the grace of God, been surprised into sin, when…

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Evening Sentences

He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. – Genesis 9:21 That the fairest copy that ever mere man wrote since the fall had its blots and false strokes. It was said of Noah that he was perfect in his generations (Genesis 6:9), but this shows that it is…

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Morning Sentences

So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God. – 1 Corinthians 7:24 Though God by his providence may take us off from our callings for a time, yet when the occasion is over we ought with humility and industry to apply ourselves to them again, and, in the calling…

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