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Lead me in a Plain Path
Thursday, 17 June 2004
Plainly Spoken or Shown
Now Playing: How plainly is our testimony shown out for Him?
Topic: Choices
Exodus 21:5

And if the servant shall plainly say, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free:'

Deuteronomy 27:8

And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

1 Samuel 2:27

And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, 'Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh's house?'

1 Samuel 10:16

And Saul said unto his uncle, 'He told us plainly that the asses were found.' But of the matter of the kingdom, whereof Samuel spake, he told him not.

Ezra 4:18

The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.

Isaiah 32:4

The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

John 10:24

Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, 'How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.'

John 11:14

Then said Jesus unto them plainly, 'Lazarus is dead'.

John 16:25

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

John 16:29

His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

Hebrews 11:14

For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.

Posted by dondegr8 at 5:30 PM EDT
Thursday, 27 May 2004
Watchful Service
Now Playing: Are we seeking to be nearer to Christ ?
Topic: Service
We need to be watchful against boasting, as people do in these days; need to be still, in the presence of God. There is much independence and self will almost everywhere.

If any one speaks of separation from evil, without being humiliated, let him take care lest his position becomes simply only that which at all times has constituted sects, and produced doctrinal heresy.

Nearness to Christ would keep us from sectarianism, the most natural weed of the human heart. (Sectarianism is getting an interest in a little circle around ourselves)

Now I know, at the present time, of no service, which is worthy of Him, if it is not done in humiliation. This is not the time to speak of a place for ourselves. If the Church of God, so dear to Christ, is dishonoured, in this world; if it is scattered, ignorant, afflicted, He who has the mind of Christ will always take the lowest place. True service of love will seek to give according to the need, and because of their need, He will never think of slighting the objects of the Master's love because of their necessity.

Men taught of God, for His service, go forth from a place of strength, where they have learned their own weakness and their own nothingness. They find that Jesus is everything in the presence of God, and Jesus is everything for them in all things, and everywhere. Such men in the hands of the Holy Spirit, are real helps for the children of God, and they will not contend for a place, or a distinction, or for authority, amoung the scattered flock. The communion of a man with God about the Church will show itself in a willingness to be nothing in himself, and such an one will rejoice in his heart to spend and be spent.
JND

Posted by dondegr8 at 6:52 PM EDT
Tuesday, 11 May 2004
Quotes Part 6
Now Playing: Look around for failure; look above for guidance
Topic: Quotes
*** The only failure of an Old Testament saint recorded in the New Testament is that of Elijah making intercession to God against Israel (Romans 11:2-3).

*** The book of Proverbs gives us heavenly wisdom for an earthly pathway.

*** "The children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children" (2 Cor. 12:14), and that does not just mean money!

*** What are we in the world for, to get rich - no - we are here to learn the manifold grace and wisdom of God.

*** No ceremonial is worth a straw if the heart does not honour Christ.

*** By religious forms, man is made religious without possessing holiness. Anything that exalts man is not of God.

*** False religion will send more people to hell than anything else.

*** Christianity is not an adjunct of Judaism but an entirely separate and distinct work of God.

*** Not one thing that you know is the result of your reason; it is either testimony or experience. What do you know? - Did reason tell you or faith?

*** Faith and salvation go together. Obedience and happiness go together.

*** Do not look at the people that persecute you, but the reason why you are persecuted.

*** God never takes us out of the difficulties into which our folly has plunged us, but He will be with us in them.

*** The Christian is not a changed man, he is a new creation.

*** Are you going to the Exhibition? If you knew the exhibition that is before my soul you wouldn't ask me.

*** The moral principles of God do not change with dispensations.

*** If we delight in God's glory, we shall delight to honour those whom God honours.

*** Love your brethren, serve them faithfully, overlook all the faults you can but make none of them the object of your Christian life - let it be Christ.

*** Never disturb the peace of the assembly unless the glory of God demands it.

*** If I were asked what characterizes this present dispensation I would say the presence of the Holy Spirit as a divine Person here on earth.

*** The Lord's coming - the moment when Christ takes His bride - is the moment for which all other moments were made for the Christian.

*** It is wonderful to lay our head on our pillow at night and know that we have walked with God through the day. Keep it as a sweet secret!

*** If it gives you pleasure to speak about the failures of your brethren, you are not walking with God.

*** Do not expect righteousness from an unrighteous world.

*** When we give to the Lord [of our resources] He repays so bountifully that we are ashamed to take it.

*** When heaven was opened upon Jesus, it looked down with delight -- we look up and are changed.

*** If you could have chosen a period of time in which to have lived you couldn't have chosen a more blessed time than the present - especially with the Lord's coming so imminent.

Posted by dondegr8 at 12:49 PM EDT
Thursday, 22 April 2004
Quotes Part 5
Now Playing: What characterizes our life and spiritual character?
Topic: Quotes
*** We should be humble and happy. Humble because we are so little like Him and happy because He loves us so.

*** If there is one thing more than another that we need to guard against, it is to watch lest the heart's affections grow cold.

*** The moment my affections grow cold, my feet are going to wander and the world is going to get into my heart.

*** The one longing desire of my heart in ministry is to so plant Christ in the affections of Christians that they will desire to live in Him.

*** It is unbelief of the goodness that is in the heart of God that is in the root of all coldness, carelessness and lack of earnestness in the things of God.

*** One of the evil fruits of long continued spiritual negligence, is the soul's ignorance of its own state.

*** From the time you open your eyes in the morning till you close them at night, everything you see and hear tends to put the world into your heart.

*** If you set your heart upon an automobile it may burn up or you may have an accident and it will be destroyed; but if you set your heart on Christ you will never lose your object

*** The deception and power of present things is of the Devil, the perception of them is of God.

*** The higher we get in this world - the closer we get to the god and prince of it. God does not train His servants in the college of brick and stone - He trains them in the school of adversity.

*** Our special mark of a "sound mind" is readiness to take counsel of God.

*** All true knowledge, all moral knowledge, begins by putting God in His place; nothing is right and true without that.

*** The world says, "You must know something of evil." God says, "Be wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil." You get just as black fighting a chimney sweep as you do hugging him.

*** The wisdom of God is not an extension of man's wisdom, it is not an improvement of man's wisdom, but in every case, it is the opposite of man's wisdom.

*** All true knowledge, all moral knowledge, begins by putting God in His place: nothing is right or true without that.


*** Are you a mother? Do not be satisfied to tell your children the way of salvation. Tell them about the beauties of Christ; give the wisdom of the Word and seek to guide their footprints through this world into that faith and faithfulness that should characterize the family of God (2 Tim. 1:5)

*** There is no such thing as "Good Luck" or being fortunate. Nothing happens by chance to the Christian. Why not say "through mercy" or "through the Lord's goodness." Why not His ordering?

*** When we get home to glory and have a backward look over our history, we will find He was doing the very best He could for us each day of our lives according to our state of soul.

*** The grandest truth that I have discovered in all the word of God is this - that God became a man in Christ, walked throughout this world as a man, died on the cross as a man, then arose from among the dead, to remain a man forever - why - that He might enjoy our companionship for all eternity. (1 Cor. 15:28)

*** The Word of God came not by the will of man but rather is addressed to all with authority from God. It is the only book in the world whose prophecies are unfailingly true, because man cannot tell the future. It is also the only book that the natural man cannot understand. It is not written so as to work on the emotions and does not record the physical characteristics of Christ or the Apostles but rather gives us their moral features. There is nothing in Scripture contrary to reason - yet it does contain what is beyond reason, and must necessarily do so, because it comes from God. It brings together the answer to the truth of Light and Love and nothing is needed outside the Word to receive life, or to walk in godliness.

*** What are we in this world for, to get rich - no - we are here to learn the manifold grace and wisdom of God.

*** Read the Word of God, the Bible, until your mind is so saturated with it that you think and act in the light of Scripture.

*** Psalm 94:12-13 is the key to the whole book of the Psalms. Isaiah 5:4 is the key to the whole of the Old Testament. John 11:52 is the key to the book of Acts. Ephesians 1:10 is the key to the whole Bible.

Posted by dondegr8 at 9:19 AM EDT
Monday, 12 April 2004
Quotes Part 4
Now Playing: Does our life indicate that we are truly walking with God?
Topic: Quotes
*** You never met a man who walked with God, who at the end of his life said, "I wish I hadn't done it?" and you never will.

*** The sovereignty of God does not lessen man's responsibility. Scripture treats man as a sinner, to be restored to God or judged. Rationalists, as a race to be educated.

*** The unconverted mind of man is the plaything of the devil.

*** I never knew a man to get converted by getting a raise in pay. It's a man's need that brings him to Christ.

*** The first great step, when a man desires to be saved, is unqualified self-condemnation.

*** Conversion is the turning of the heart and will to God through grace. The fear of God is the setting aside of will.

*** God is sufficient unto Himself in every thing but love. He must have objects to love.

*** Man measures sin by man's treatment of man. God measures sin by man's treatment of Christ.

*** In God's presence sin is not measured by transgression, but by what God is.

*** All our unhappiness and failure, whether as saint of sinner, springs from unbelief of the goodness that is in the heart of God for us.

*** Anything that robs your soul of joy in the Lord, robs you of the richest treasure you know in life's pathway.

*** All our intelligence and all our happiness depends upon how we treat the Divine guest that dwells within.

*** You and I should love saints no matter how unlovely they appear outwardly. They are dear to Him; if we walk with God we love them without effort.

*** Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, our minds make up our moral history in this world. We are what we love and think about as an object, and this forms the whole pattern of our life down here.

*** At His coming we are going to be like Christ - morally and physically.

*** Gift is not sanctified [natural] ability. Gift is not godliness.

*** Communion with Christ can only be kept up by constant watchfulness. The consciousness that God is with you gives power. There is no substitute for communion.

*** The minute I see a brother or a sister trying to get folks on their side on any question, I know that they are not walking in the wisdom of God.

*** Walk with God and the Spirit of God will always testify as to the rightness of your ways.

*** If the world can understand your life, you are not walking with God. The nearer we walk with God, the more we become an oddity to the world.

Posted by dondegr8 at 6:04 PM EDT
Monday, 29 March 2004
Quotes Part 3
Now Playing: Are we accepting His chastening, not fainting, not despising?
Topic: Quotes
*** We get away with nothing! Beware of the government of God. There is a government of God. Every act in your life and mine has both present and eternal consequences.

*** There is something in everyone of us, speaker included, that only God can correct.

*** The Bible never brings comfort to a Christian who is walking carelessly. Correction despised brings sharper correction.

*** God will never, never send trial into our life without a needs be (1 Peter 1:6) on our part, and a purpose of love on His part.

*** He may test your faith but He will never disappoint your faith.

*** If you did everything right, nothing would be right, except the motive was right; it is the motive that gives value to the act.

*** The motive that governs the heart is the true estimate of man's moral condition before God.

*** Happiness is a state of soul, not a question of circumstances. Circumstances do not produce your state of soul, they only manifest it.

*** It is not by change of circumstances that we can be made happy, but by submission to the will of God.

*** Never fear persecution; it will make your face shine like an angel's

*** Take your circumstances from the Lord, and your difficulties to the Lord.

*** Every blessing of God is an apex, a mountain peak, beyond which even God cannot go. If He has not won your heart and mine, what more could He do to win it.

*** Every unconverted man that you meet is governed by two things; his own lusts, and public opinion.

*** Never count your converts - you will never count enough.

*** We can have as much of Christ as we want, and our lives show how much we want of Him.

*** God has given the work of Christ for our consciences, the Person of Christ for our meditation; and the love of Christ to warm our hearts.

*** This world is not an adequate platform for the manifestation of the ways of God in government [but Israel was].

*** Every exhortation of scripture is founded upon what we possess, it is not a matter of attainment, and God uses exhortation to show us what we possess.

*** We break bread, if intelligently, not merely as forgiven sinners, but as members of the body of Christ.

*** God intends that we should breath by faith, the atmosphere of heaven before we get there.

*** Death is the principle of Christianity; resurrection is its power.

*** Christian obedience is not law-keeping, but delight in love, giving subjection to the will of another, whether expressed or not.

*** The blood of Christ puts my sins away - the death of Christ puts me away - the cross of Christ separates me from the world.

Posted by dondegr8 at 3:36 PM EST
Monday, 15 March 2004
Quotes from Edward Dennett
Now Playing: Is our heart taken up with Him as it should?
Topic: Quotes
"Jesus, Thou art enough
the mind and heart to fill;
Thy patient life - to calm the soul,
Thy love its fear dispel.

Oh fix our earnest gaze
So wholly, Lord, on Thee
That, with Thy beauty occupied,
We elsewhere none may see." (LF #174)

Occupation with Christ

*** The perfection of the Christian life is to lose sight of oneself completely and to make everything of Christ.

*** The sign of a good state of soul is enjoyment of the presence of Christ. Everything that takes your eye off Christ is a snare of the devil.

*** The one object of the Christian life is to learn more of Himself, and Satan cannot find entrance into a heart that is full of Christ.

*** We are not to rejoice so much in the deliverances when they come as in the One who delivers us.

*** The deeper the sense of the state from which we have been delivered, the more absorbingly intense will be our affection for the Deliverer.

*** Intellectual conviction is always powerless. It occupies itself with the truth and never leads to Christ Himself.

*** The Israelites were to gather the manna, every man according to his eating (Exodus 16:16). The appetite governed the amount collected. How strikingly true this is of the believer! We all have as much of Christ as we desire - no more, and no less. If our desires are large - if we open our mouth wide - He will fill it...On the other hand, if we are but feebly conscious of our need, a little only of Christ will be supplied.

*** There are seasons when many believers feel as if they could not get into the presence or obtain the ear of God...Surely it would prove an antidote to Satan's temptations at such periods to remember that if we cannot pray ourselves, Christ never fails to bear us up in His prevailing intercession...It would soon dispel our gloom and coldness of heart, because it would lead us to look away from ourselves and to expect all from Him and from His continual ministry for us in the presence of God.

*** A heart possessed of Christ is fortified against the most seductive allurements of the world.

*** The state of our souls may be discerned by the effect produced upon us by the name of Jesus.

*** Christ Himself is to be our great example of faith - of a life of dependence upon God. If the holiest man that ever lived were to fill our vision, it would only hinder and not help us.

*** Whenever we speak to one another of Christ, He will always be one of the company. (See Malachi 3:16). Do our hearts long for His presence? Then let us speak together of Him more.

*** We feed on Christ by the appropriation of Him in every character that He is presented to us.

*** The whole life of our blessed Lord as man is compressed into the worlds, "He humbled Himself"

*** "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him." Christ is the sole authority in the kingdom.

The Submissive Heart

"Shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?" (Hebrews 12:9)

"A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
My great Redeemer's throne,
Where only Christ is heard to speak,
Where Jesus reigns alone."

*** Faith is a divine plant that only grows out of the soil of a broken will.

*** You are of no use to God until your will is broken.

*** The calm of a soul which reposes in the will of God is unspeakable.

*** When you have learned that your only home is God's presence and your only happiness is in doing God's will, there is nothing more that I can teach you.

*** The more subject we are to the will of God, the more we shall grow in holiness.

*** You cannot expect an answer from God unless your will is gone (Luke 22:42) You shut out answers to prayer because you have a will about the thing for which you are praying.

*** A sister used to say that the only differences she knew in places was where she realized most of the presence of God; so will it be with ourselves when we have no will of our own and when we have no home but God's presence.

*** If we knew the heart of God, we would never question any of His dealings with us, nor should we ever desire His hand lifted off us till we had learned all He would teach us.

*** Paul says, "By evil report and good report"; he did not stop to explain. A true servant of God has not time for that, and to defend yourself only leads to further charges.

*** We are never to seek to vindicate ourselves when it is a personal matter, but when the Lord's name is dishonored, for His glory we may speak.

*** You never find the Lord defending Himself.

*** Your character may not be vindicated down here. Jesus died under a cloud. He was never cleared in this world of the false accusations that had been made against Him.

*** The will of God was the only law of Christ's life. He was never governed by human considerations or affections. Are we set upon this - that the will of God should be our only law?

*** A soul who is in the secret of the divine mind must be content to be unappreciated and to walk alone.

*** If we are not in the path of God's will, we are not in the path of power.

*** Our true wisdom is in subjection to the will of our Lord. To human eyes no plan of taking Jericho could have been more foolish that that which Joshua adopted, but it was God's plan and hence its complete success.

"One thing have I desired...To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple" (Psalm 27:4)

Posted by dondegr8 at 10:26 AM EST
Friday, 5 March 2004
Quotes Part 2
Now Playing: Do we truly want a happy Christian pathway?
Topic: Quotes
*** Do you want a happy Christian life? Knowledge won't give it to you. What will give it to you? The enjoyment of Christ in your life.

*** True religion is the manifestation of the nature of God in His children.

*** If I have arthritis, it is an infirmity of the flesh; if my arthritis makes me cranky or impatient that is sin.

*** It is alright to groan but not to grumble.

*** Thirst, hunger and weariness are natural to the flesh, not infirmities of the flesh.

*** The Lord Jesus was perfect God and perfect man as He walked here on earth.

*** Christianity is the only religion in the world that gives man a pure object for his hearts affection. All other religious founders lay in the grave.

*** The secret of a happy Christian life is learning to commune with the Lord as you would with a near and a dear friend.

*** The sin that we commit does not produce our state of soul but manifests it. Why do I sin, because I want to.

*** In the things of God you have to taste and walk in them to know the blessedness of them. There is no enjoyment of the truth apart from walking in it.

*** It is not what you know that controls your life, but it is the enjoyment of Christ in the heart that truly separates us from the world and brings a peace, contentment and happiness of which the world knows nothing.

*** Practice the habit of meditation when you read. You will find the precious ore is there in its richness, but you will have to do a little meditation to discover it.

*** It is not what you eat that nourishes your body. It is what you digest, and it is the same with spiritual things.

*** Every time you eat, God is teaching you that life springs out of death because everything you eat dies except salt.

*** There is not a ray of light that can pierce the inky darkness that lies beyond the grave outside of the Word of God, the Bible.

*** Every time you say, "I think," you think wrongly - on every moral and spiritual subject - unless your thoughts are formed by the Word of God.

*** Anything that is not the truth [of the Word of God], is nonsense, and illogical.

*** A text without a context is a pretext. Words get their meaning from the context in which they are found.

*** Never take your thoughts to the Word of God - take your thoughts from the Word of God

*** Conscience speaks from within - never can it tell of God's character - revelation gives this.

*** Faith doesn't reason, and reason isn't faith, though faith is never unreasonable.

*** The soul never imbibes truth in Living power but as it so requires.

*** It is the hardest thing to get even Christians to see that the church's blessings are heavenly [and] not earthly.

*** Every school book, every magazine, every newspaper that you read will make the horizon of all your thoughts the world in which you live. The Word of God is the only book that tells you to lay up treasures in heaven.

*** Truth that requires faith to walk by, is resisted by the natural heart.

*** Not one right thought of God ever entered the heart of man through his intellect, but through the conscience.

*** The conscience is the guide to true knowledge. It never turns infidel.

*** He puts sorrow and joy together on our road home; tribulation and joy together; deep poverty and joy together.

*** The thickest cloud brings the heaviest showers of blessing.

*** Little by little with the skill of a master's hand and the gentleness of a Father's heart He woos with His love and weans us through circumstances from earth to heaven.

*** The divine nature is shown by having God as its object.

*** His presence gives moral courage for Christian obedience.

*** Faith and salvation go together. Obedience and happiness go together.

Posted by dondegr8 at 12:55 PM EST
Tuesday, 24 February 2004
Quotes Part 1
Now Playing: What is our own state of soul in His presence?
Topic: Quotes
*** God loves you, not because of what you are, but because of what He is, and the will and heart of God is the source of every blessing the heart can know.

*** There will never be a look, cross His face, that will remind us how much we cost Him.

*** Though Christ can be grieved at a thousand things in us that no eye but His can see, yet none is so easily pleased by our little endeavors of love as He.

*** The Spirit of God would ever search our hearts that the motive spring of all our service should be love.

*** Every joy the Lord had came from above. It was not the weather that made the Lord Jesus a happy joyful servant; it was communion with the Father

*** The Lord Jesus passed through every form and kind of suffering that it was possible for a righteous man to pass through, apart from sin.

*** Many of the sufferings of Christ were not to put our sins away, but that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest, and to tell out the depth of the divine bosom that we might know in richer measure how much He loves us.

*** Never try to love the Lord more than you do - just sit down and think of how much He loves you. It will increase your love for Him.

*** Suffering can be pleasure if it is for someone you love. If you are following or serving the Lord, suffering can be a special joy.

*** The more we have of Christ in our hearts, the less room there is for self. Self-denial is discipline for life - the work of every hour.

*** Every person you meet is either living for self or for the Lord Jesus Christ. I am delivered from self by occupation with Christ.

*** Joy will ever rise in proportion to prayer and thanksgiving. To have power in prayer there must be purity in one's life.

*** The greatest victory you will ever gain in your Christian life will be gained on your knees. We have been restored to apostolic position of the truth but not to apostolic power.

*** God takes into account all the extenuating circumstances of our lives.

*** There is no fault in the human character but that the grace of God can help us to overcome. God is never frustrated or thwarted in His purposes.

*** If God doesn't give guidance as to the path of faith no one else can, and if God does no one else need.

*** The Lord Jesus in becoming a man took on Him a body capable of death but not subject to it.

*** Don't go to bed at night with an unkind and unjudged thought toward anyone in the world.

*** Much self-judgement makes a man slow to judge others; and the very gentleness of such an one gives a keen edge to his rebukes.

*** How long should we bear and forbear in the path of devotedness and faithfulness to Christ? Until we get home to glory.

Posted by dondegr8 at 8:13 AM EST
Thursday, 12 February 2004
Choose
Now Playing: What are we choosing to do?
Topic: Choices
The following situations required choices, either for good or for ill. May we always weigh our options before the Lord and make the right choices.

"(v.2) Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, 'Give us water that we may drink.' And Moses said unto them, 'Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?'

(v.3) And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, 'Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?'

(v.4) And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, 'What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me.'

(v.5) And the LORD said unto Moses, 'Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.'

(v.6) Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

(v.7) And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, 'Is the LORD among us, or not?'

(v.8) Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.

(v.9) And Moses said unto Joshua, 'Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.'

(v.10) So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.

(v.11) And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.

(v.12) But Moses hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

(v.13) And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

(v.14) And the LORD said unto Moses, 'Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.'

(v.15) And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi:

(v.16) For he said, 'Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation'."

Exodus 17:2-16

"(v.6)For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

(v.7) The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:

(v.8) But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

(v.9) Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;"

Deuteronomy 7:6-9

"(v.5) But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even unto his Habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:

(v.6) And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:

(v.7) And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.

(v.8) Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.

(v.9) For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you.

(v.10) But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety;

(v.11) Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause His name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:

(v.12) And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.

(v.13) Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest:

(v.14) But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.

Deuteronomy 12:5-14

"(v.5) And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and He will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

(v.6) And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

(v.7) And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.

(v.8) And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.

(v.9) And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:

(v.10) If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

(v.11) For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

(v.12) It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, 'Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
Rom 10:6

(v.13) Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, 'Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?'
Rom 10:7

(v.14) But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
Rom 10:8

(v.15) See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

(v.16) In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

(v.17) But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

(v.18) I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

(v.19) I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

(v.20) That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Deuteronomy 30:5-20

May we always seek to choose His way in every aspect of our lives!

Posted by dondegr8 at 7:22 PM EST

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