daily devotional guide

 

 

 Please, tap or click on appropriate day of the week, and prayerfully get nourished by meditatively reading the corresponding bible devotional content.

  • Monday:

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    Monday 20 January 2020

    QUICKEN ME IN YOUR WAY, O LORD!

    I Corinthians 15:35-49

    “Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.” Psalm 119:37 There are divers kinds of vanity. The cap and bells of the fool, the mirth of the world, the dance,

    the lyre, and the cup of the dissolute, all these men know to be vanities; they wear upon their forefront their proper name and title. Far more treacherous are those equally vain things, the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches. A man may follow vanity as truly in the counting-house as in the theatre. If he be spending his life in amassing wealth, he passes his days in a vain show. Unless we follow Christ, and make our God the great object of life, we only differ in appearance from the most frivolous. It is clear that there is much need of the first prayer of our text. “Quicken thou me in thy way.” The Psalmist confesses that he is dull, heavy, lumpy, all but dead. Perhaps, dear reader, you feel the same.

    We are so sluggish that the best motives cannot quicken us, apart from the Lord himself. What! will not hell quicken me? Shall I think of sinners perishing, and yet not be awakened? Will not heaven quicken me? Can I think of the reward that awaits the righteous, and yet be cold? Will not death quicken me? Can I think of dying, and standing before my God, and yet be slothful in my Master’s service? Will not Christ’s love constrain me? Can I think of his dear wounds, can I sit at the foot of his cross, and not be stirred with fervency and zeal? It seems so! No mere consideration can quicken us to zeal, but God himself must do it, hence the cry, “Quicken thou me.” The Psalmist breathes out his whole soul in vehement pleadings: his body and his soul unite in prayer. “Turn away mine eyes,” says the body: “Quicken thou me,” cries the soul. This is a fit prayer for every day. O Lord, hear it in my case this night.

    Meditation:

    “That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man” Ephesians 3:16

    Prayer Point:

    1. O Lord, please turn away my eyes from beholding vanity; I overcome sinful thoughts, tongue and talks, in Jesus name. 

    2. Just like all the things around me demands, my body and soul also unit in prayer to ask, quicken me O Lord in your way; revive me soul and make me to be fervent in spirit and in services again”. 

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    Read the Bible in Year: Genesis 46-48; Matthew 13: 44 - 14:1-12

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  • Tuesday:

     

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    Tuesday 21 January 2020

    TRIUMPH IN MY LOWEST POINT

    Judges 15:7-20

    Samson was thirsty and ready to die. The difficulty was totally different from any which the

    hero had met before. Merely to get thirst assuaged is nothing like so great a matter as to be delivered from a thousand Philistines! Samson felt that little present difficulty more weighty than the great past difficulty out of which he had so specially been delivered. It is very usual for God’s people, when they have enjoyed a great deliverance, to find a little trouble too much for them. Samson slayed a thousand Philistines, and piled them up in heaps, and then faints for a little water! Jacob wrestles with God at Peniel, and overcomes Omnipotence itself, and then goes “halting on his thigh!” Strange that there must be a shrinking of the sinew whenever we win the day. As if the Lord must teach us our littleness, our nothingness, in order to keep us within bounds. Samson boasted right loudly when he said, “I have slain a thousand men.” His boastful throat soon grew hoarse with thirst, and he betook himself to prayer.

    God has many ways of humbling his people. Dear child of God, if after great mercy you are laid very low, your case is not an unusual one. When David had mounted the throne of Israel, he said, “I am this day weak, though anointed king.” You must expect to feel weakest when you are enjoying your greatest triumph. If God has wrought for you great deliverances in the past, your present difficulty is only like Samson’s thirst, and the Lord will not let you faint, nor suffer the daughter of the uncircumcised to triumph over you. The road of sorrow is the road to heaven, but there are wells of refreshing water all along the route. So, tried brother, cheer your heart with Samson’s words, and rest assured that God will deliver you ere long.

    Meditation:

    “The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, "This is what the LORD says: 'Because the Arameans think the LORD is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the LORD” I Kings 20:28

    Prayer Point:

    1. O Lord, I receive grace to come out stronger and more victorious from every present valley or low or humbling experience in my life and family.

    2.. You mountain before Zerubaabel I command you to brought to nothing in Jesus name.

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    Read the Bible in Year: Genesis 49-50; Matthew 14:13-36

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  • Wednesday:

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    Wednesday 22 January 2020

    BAR OF GOLD MUST PASS THROUGH THE FIRE

    Job 1:1-12, Isaiah 48:11-13

    This was the wicked question of Satan concerning that upright man of old, but there are many in the present day concerning whom it might be asked with justice, for they love God after a fashion because he prospers them; but if things went ill with them, they would give up all their boasted faith in God. If they can clearly see that since the time of their supposed conversion the world has gone prosperously with them, then they will love God in their poor carnal way; but if they endure adversity, they rebel against the Lord. Their love is the love of the table, not of the host; a love to the cupboard, not to the master of the house. As for the true Christian, he expects to have his reward in the next life, and to endure hardness in this. The promise of the old covenant is adversity.

    Remember Christ’s words “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit” What? “He purgeth it, that it may bring forth fruit.” If you bring forth fruit, you will have to endure affliction. “Alas!” you say, “that is a terrible prospect.” But this affliction works out such precious results, that the Christian who is the subject of it must learn to rejoice in tribulations, because as his tribulations abound, so his consolations abound by Christ Jesus. Rest assured, if you are a child of God, you will be no stranger to the rod. Sooner or later every bar of gold must pass through the fire. Fear not, but rather rejoice that such fruitful times are in store for you, for in them you will be weaned from earth and made meet for heaven; you will be delivered from clinging to the present, and made to long for those eternal things which are so soon to be revealed to you. When you feel that as regards the present you do serve God for nought, you will then rejoice in the infinite reward of the future.

    Meditation:

    “Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution”  2 Timothy 3:11-12

    Prayer Point:

    1. I shall neither offend God nor man in every occasion of tribulations in my life, but shall bear precious fruits.

    2. I receive ways of escape from every trial or temptation, in Jesus name.

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    Read the Bible in Year: Exodus 1-2; Matthew 15:1-28

     

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  • Thursday:

      

     

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    Thursday 23 January 2020

    ALWAYS REMEMBER THE LOVE OF JESUS

    John 21:15-19

    “We will remember thy love more than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:4  Jesus will not let his people forget his love. If all the love they have enjoyed should be forgotten, he will visit them with fresh love. “Do you forget my cross?” says he, “I will cause you to remember it; for at my table I will manifest myself anew to you. Do you forget what I did for you in the council-chamber of eternity? I will remind you of it, for you shall need a counselor, and shall find me ready at your call.” Mothers do not let their children forget them. If the boy has gone to Australia, and does not write home, his mother writes “Has John forgotten his mother?”

    Then there comes back a sweet epistle, which proves that the gentle reminder was not in vain. So is it with Jesus, he says to us, “Remember me,” and our response is, “We will remember your love.” We will remember your love and its matchless history. It is ancient as the glory which you have with the Father before the world was. We remember, O Jesus, your eternal love when you did become our Surety, and espouse us as thy betrothed. We remember the love which suggested the sacrifice of yourself, the love which, until the fullness of time, mused over that sacrifice, and long for the hour whereof in the volume of the book it was written of you, “Lo, I come.” We remember your love, O Jesus as it was manifest to us in your holy life, from the manger of Bethlehem to the garden of Gethsemane. We track you from the cradle to the grave, for every word and deed of yours was love and we rejoice in your love, which death did not exhaust; your love which shone resplendent in thy resurrection. We remember that burning fire of love which will never let you hold your peace until your chosen ones be all safely housed, until Zion be glorified, and Jerusalem settled on her everlasting foundations of light and love in heaven.

    Meditation:

    “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

    Prayer Point:

    1. I remain grateful to your love,  and I than you

    2. O Lord help me to model and pattern my life in your love, will and ways in Jesus name.

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    Read the Bible in Year: : Exodus 3-5; Matthew 15:29 - 16:1-12

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  • Friday:

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    Friday 17 January 2020

    IDLE AND UNGUIDED MOMENTS BREED TEMPTATIONS

    2 Samuel 11:1-15

    At that hour David saw Bathsheba. We are never out of the reach of temptation. Both at home and outside our homes we are liable to meet with allurements to evil; the morning opens with peril, and the shades of evening find us still in jeopardy. They are well kept whom God keeps, but woe unto those who go forth into the world, or even dare to walk their own house unarmed. Those who think themselves secure are more exposed to danger than any others. The armour-bearer of Sin is over Self-confidence!

     David should have been engaged in fighting the Lord’s battles, instead of which he tarried at Jerusalem, and gave himself up to luxurious repose, for he arose from his bed at eventide. Idleness and luxury are the devil’s jackals, and find him abundant prey. In stagnant waters noxious creatures swarm, and neglected soil soon yields a dense tangle of weeds and briars. Oh for the constraining love of Jesus to keep us active and useful! When I see the King of Israel sluggishly leaving his couch at the close of the day, and falling at once into temptation, let me take warning, and set holy watchfulness to guard the door.

    Is it possible that the king had mounted his housetop for retirement and devotion? If so, what

    a caution is given us to count no place, however secret, a sanctuary from sin! While our hearts are so like a tinder-box, and sparks so plentiful, we had need use all diligence in all places to prevent a blaze. Satan can climb housetops, and enter closets, and even if we could shut out that foul beast, our own corruptions are enough to work our ruin unless grace prevent. Reader, beware of evening temptations. Be not secure. The sun is down but sin is up. We need a watchman for the night as well as a guardian for the day. O blessed Holy Spirit, keep us from all evil day and night. Amen.

    Meditation:

    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8

    Prayer Point:

    1. O Lord, have mercy and deliver me from evils, appearances of evils and from deliberate sins.

    2. I overcome idleness and unguided hours; I reject every act of being at ease in Zion

    3. I command every filthy thought that is growing in my heart to be brought under subjection by the able Holy Spirit.

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    Read the Bible in Year: Genesis 40-4; Matthew 12:22-50

     

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  • Saturday:

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    Saturday 18 January 2020

    MEDITATION UPON GOD’S WORD GIVES THE RICHEST RESOURCES

    Luke 24:15-35

    The two disciples on the road to Emmaus had a most profitable journey. Their companion and teacher was the best of tutors; the interpreter one of a thousand, in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The Lord Jesus condescended to become a preacher of the gospel, and he was not ashamed to exercise his calling before an audience of two persons, neither does he now refuse to become the teacher of even one. Let us court the company of so excellent an Instructor, for till he is made unto us wisdom we shall never be wise unto salvation.

    This unrivalled tutor used as his class-book the best of books. Although able to reveal fresh truth, he preferred to expound the old. He knew by his omniscience what was the most instructive way of teaching, and by turning at once to Moses and the prophets, he showed us that the surest road to wisdom is not speculation, reasoning, or reading human books, but meditation upon the Word of God. The readiest way to be spiritually rich in heavenly knowledge is to dig in this mine of diamonds, to gather pearls from this heavenly sea. When Jesus himself sought to enrich others, he wrought in the quarry of Holy Scripture.

    The favoured pair were led to consider the best of subjects, for Jesus spake of Jesus, and expounded the things concerning himself. Here the diamond cut the diamond, and what could be

    more admirable? The Master of the House unlocked his own doors, conducted the guests to his table, and placed his own dainties upon it. He who hid the treasure in the field himself guided the searchers to it. Our Lord would naturally discourse upon the sweetest of topics, and he could find none sweeter than his own person and work: with an eye to these we should always search the Word. O for grace to study the Bible with Jesus as both our teacher and our lesson!

    Meditation:

    “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success” Joshua 1:8

    Prayer Point:

    1. Let the eyes of my understanding in divine knowledge, wisdom and riches of your word.

    2. O Lord, let your truth of your word so enrich my heart that I will neither live in ignorance nor sin against you.

    3. Received blessings of good success and prosperity even as I meditate on God’s word.

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    Read the Bible in Year: Genesis 42-43; Matthew 13: 1-23

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  • Sunday:

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    Sunday 19 January 2020

    THE MASTER KEY UNLOCKS DIVINE UNDERSTANDING

    Luke 24:36-53

    He whom we viewed last morning as opening Scripture, we here perceive opening the understanding. In the first work he has many fellow-labourers, but in the second he stands alone; many can bring the Scriptures to the mind, but the Lord alone can prepare the mind to receive the Scriptures. Our Lord Jesus differs from all other teachers; they reach the ear, but he instructs the heart; they deal with the outward letter, but he imparts an inward taste for the truth, by which we perceive its savour and spirit. The most unlearned of men become ripe scholars in the school of grace when the Lord Jesus by his Holy Spirit unfolds the mysteries of the kingdom to them, and grants the divine anointing by which they are enabled to behold the invisible. Happy are we if we

    have had our understandings cleared and strengthened by the Master!

    How many men of profound learning are ignorant of eternal things! They know the killing letter of revelation, but its killing spirit they cannot discern; they have a veil upon their hearts which the eyes of carnal reason cannot penetrate. Such was our case a little time ago; we who now see were once utterly blind; truth was to us as beauty in the dark, a thing unnoticed and neglected. Had it not been for the love of Jesus we should have remained to this moment in utter ignorance, for without his gracious opening of our understanding, we could no more have attained to spiritual knowledge than an infant can climb the Pyramids, or an ostrich fly up to the stars. Jesus’ College is the only one in which God’s truth can be really learned; other schools may teach us what is to be believed, but Christ’s alone can show us how to believe it. Let us sit at the feet of Jesus, and by earnest prayer call in his blessed aid that our dull wits may grow brighter, and our feeble understandings may receive heavenly things.

    Meditation:

    “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” Ephesians 1:18

    Prayer Point:

    1. Spirit of the living God, please unfolds the mysteries of the kingdom onto me.

    2. Jesus, I open my whole heart onto you to indwell therein; please enlighten my inner mind with understanding and grant me divine strength to live for you, grow in you, and to serve you.

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    Read the Bible in Year: Genesis 44-45; Matthew 13: 24-43

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