King's Business - 1940-07


T H E K I N G ’ S B U S I N E S S

July, 1940

DA ILY Devotional Readings

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Pitchers for the lamps of God! Hark, the, cry goes forth abroad, Not the beauty of the make, But the readiness to break Marks the vessels of the Lord. —C. A. Fox. The Word and the Spirit “It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” (John 6:63). We must not be content with the Spirit without the Word, nor with the Word without the Spirit. Our life must travel along these two, as the locomo­ tive along the parallel metals. The Word is the chosen organ of the Spirit. . . . It is by the Word that the Spirit will enter our hearts, as the heat of the sun passes into our chambers through the beams of light that enter the open casement.—F. B. Meyer. 7. Our High Priest “For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. . . . Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4:15, 16). . If we know what it is to ache in every nerve with the responsive pain of our suffering child, we can form some idea of how our sorrows touch His heart. . . . As the mother feels her babe’s pain, as the heart of friendship echoes every cry from another’s woe, so in heaven, our exalted Saviour, even amid the raptures of that happy world, is suffering in His Spirit and even in His flesh with all His children bear. —A. B. Simpson. 8. The Spirit’s Humility “What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost?” (1 Cor. 6:19). Because Christ, the second Person of the divine Trinity, humbled Himself, and came down here to this earth, men despised and rejected Him, and of Him it was written that “we esteemed him not.” And because the Holy Spirit, the third Person of that same divine Trinity, s come down here and humbled Him­ self'’ to indwell us, let us be careful lest we do not sense His majesty be­ cause of His humility. —Robert A. Laidlaw. 9. Ultimate Victory Assured “Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them open­ ly, triumphing over them in it” (Col. 2:15). 6.

1. Cause for Thanksgiving' “Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the in­ heritance of the saints in light” (Col.l: 12, R.V.). This is a prophecy describing the inheritance in its perfect form. Earthly life must be ended before it is fully understood. Down in . the valleys we praised God, but tears and mysteries sometimes saddened our songs; but now on the summit surveying all behind, and knowing by a blessed eternity of experience to what it has led, we shall praise Him with a new’ song forever. -—Selected. 2. Chaff and Wheat “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat” (Lk. 22:31). The Lord implies that Satan has had the permission of God to sift. “But,” He adds, “remember, Simon, I have prayed for thee.” Oh, the limits God sets on the adversary, even when we are handed over to be tested out, and to have revealed to us in that testing the weaknesses and the faults still in our nature, those that we would never know unless it were that we were tested and faults revealed!—j. R. S. Wilson. 8. Our Identity “That God may be all in all” (1 Cor. 15:28). Am I, then, to be lost in God? Am I to have no more separate being than one of those myriad drops which com­ pose the vast ocean? . . . Nay, it is not merely written that God is to be all, but that He is to be all in all . . , love is an ocean where no man perma­ nently loses himself; he regains him­ self in richer, nobler form. God’s love gives him back his life that he may keep it unto life eternal. —George Matheson. 4. How Long, O Lord? “How long, O Jehovah? Wilt thou be angry for ever? Shall thy jealousy burn like fire?” (Psa. 79:5, R.V.). To us also as to this long-sufferingf Jew, God’s dealings seem .sometimes interminable. We do not understand why the cloud hangs over us so long, why the pressure of trouble lasts year after year. We cry, “How long, O Lord?” in gusts of impatience; but take care not to hurry God unduly, lest thou force Him to forego doing His best work in thy life.—F. B. Meyer. 5. Readiness to Break “And they blew the trumpets, and broke the pitchers that were in their hand” (Judg. 7:19).

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