New Leaves

Selah for: Jan 15, 2019

A.B. Simpson

It is so easy for us to lean upon the things that we can see and feel that it is an entirely new experience for us to stand alone and walk with the unseen God …But it is a lesson we must learn if we are ever to dwell in the eternal realm, where faith shall be our only sense and God shall be our All in all.

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Selah for: Jan 14, 2019

Horatius Bonar

The character of God: holy, yet loving; the love not interfering with the holiness, nor the holiness with the love; absolutely sovereign, yet infinitely gracious; the sovereignty not straightening the grace, nor the grace the sovereignty; drawing the unwilling, yet not hindering the willing, if any such there be; quickening whom he will, yet having no pleasure in the death of the wicked; compelling some to come in, yet freely inviting all!

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Selah for: Jan 11, 2019

Unknown

When Leonardo da Vinci was painting "The Last Supper," he became angry with a man and lashed out at him. He even threatened him. Then he went back to his fresco and tried to paint the face of Jesus. He couldn't, for there was too much evil stirring inside him. The lack of peace forced him to put down his brushes, go find the man, and ask his forgiveness. Only then did he have the inner calm needed to do the face of his Master.

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Selah for: Jan 10, 2019

A.B. Simpson

Prayer is the link that connects us with God. it is the bridge that spans every gulf and bears us over every abyss of danger or of need.

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Selah for: Jan 09, 2019

Anonymous

The prophet Micah (6:8) instructs us that there are three things that God requires of us: do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. Maybe we need to get back to the basics in our country, our churches, and in our personal lives as well.

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Selah for: Jan 08, 2019

Hank Hanegraaff

If God knows what we need before we even ask, why bother asking at all? Supplication is not the sole sum and substance of our prayers. Far from merely being a means of presenting our daily requests to God, it is a means of pursuing a dynamic relationship with him. Furthermore, we should note that God ordains not only the ends but also the means.

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Selah for: Jan 07, 2019

John MacArthur

The thoughts of our heart are the real litmus test of our character: "As a man thinks within himself, so is he" (Prov. 23:7). External behavior is not an accurate mirror of your character; the thoughts of your heart reveal the truth. Only your conscience and God can assess the real truth about you.

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Selah for: Jan 04, 2019

Unknown

God knows us. He knows what we are; He knows also what He meant us to be. His love for us is constant and that's why He continues to work in us to bring us to the place where He means for us to be: conformed to the image of His only begotten Son.

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Selah for: Jan 03, 2019

J.C. Ryle

Jesus is a name, which is especially sweet and precious to believers. It has often done them good. It has given them what money cannot buy - that is, inward peace. It has eased their wearied consciences and given rest to their heavy hearts. The Song of Solomon describes the experience of many, when it says, "Your name is oil poured forth" (Song of Solomon 1:3). Happy is the person who trusts not merely in vague notions of God's mercy and goodness, but in Jesus.

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Selah for: Jan 02, 2019

A.W. Tozer

Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become "unity" conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.

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Selah for: Jan 01, 2019

Arthur Joyce

People need to discover the joy and radiance of the Christian faith. In a world that is so depressed and which seems to have lost the luster of life, we as Christians are charged with the joyous responsibility of being the salt of the earth and adding real flavor to life.

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Thank you for subscribing to the daily Selahs in 2018. I am grateful that you have read the quotes, have thought about what was being said, and have sought to draw closer to the Lord Jesus Christ. As we begin 2019, my prayer is that each Selah of this year, will be used of the Lord in whatever way He desires and that there will be thoughtful and meaningful reflection on what is presented. And, whatever action is taken, may it cause the image of Christ to be more completely formed within you.

God bless you, have a Happy New Year, and… sprinkle your salt liberally on those around you so that at the end of 2019 you, and they, will say, "It was a good year!"

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Selah for: Dec 31, 2018

Greg Laurie

(Isaiah 9:6) His name is the Prince of Peace. Certainly we live in frightening times. We look at our world and see so many things that have gone wrong. How we need peace in our lives. If you look at the wars and problems we face today, they are, for the most part, the result of people who are breaking God's commandments. But God will bring peace to the person who is well-pleasing to Him.

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Selah for: Dec 28, 2018

Greg Laurie

(Isaiah 9:6) He is called the Everlasting Father. Because Christ came to die on the cross and pay for your sins and rise again from the dead, you have an Everlasting Father, One who will be with you forever. He will never forget about you. He will always be there to guide and help you through life.

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Selah for: Dec 27, 2018

Greg Laurie

(Isaiah 9:6) His name is Mighty God. This means that Jesus has unlimited power for you as you encounter the demands of life. There are times when you probably have thought that it was very hard to live the Christian life. I have thought that as well. In fact, I think it is impossible to be a Christian apart from the help of the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful that the Mighty God is there for me to give me the strength to do what He wants me to.

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Selah for: Dec 26, 2018

John Barnett

Isaiah 9:6 tells us about some of the names of Jesus, one of which is 'Wonderful Counselor.' Some have separated these two words but the Old Testament Hebrew Bible puts them together. True wisdom from the Wonderful Counselor knows that: In weakness is strength; surrender is victory and death is life.

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