Daily Archives: October 4, 2018

OCTOBER 4 “TOWARD THE MARK”

Forgetting those things which are behind…I press toward the mark.

Philippians 3:13–14

It is one of the devil’s oldest tricks to discourage Christian believers by causing them to look back at what they once were. It is indeed the enemy of our souls who makes us forget that we are never at the end of God’s love.

No one will make progress with God until the eyes are lifted to the faithfulness of God and we stop looking at ourselves!

Our instructions in the New Testament all add up to the necessity of looking forward in faith—and not spending our time looking back or just looking within.

Brethren, our Lord is more than able to take care of our past. He pardons instantly and forgives completely, and his blood makes us worthy!

The goodness of God is infinitely more wonderful than we will ever be able to comprehend. If the “root of the matter” is in you and you are born again, God is prepared to start with you where you are!

Thank You, Lord, that we can never reach the end of Your love for us. Your love, like all Your attributes, is never-ending.[1]


[1] Tozer, A. W. (2015). Mornings with tozer: daily devotional readings. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

OCTOBER 4 WE STILL HAVE GOD

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.

—Matthew 6:20

As Christians we look at everything differently….

People of the world, for instance, hope for life, health, financial prosperity, international peace and a set of favorable circumstances. These are their resources—upon them they rest. They look to them as a child looks to its nursing mother.

Christians do not despise these temporal blessings, and if they come to them, they sanctify them by receiving them with prayers of… gratitude to God. But they know their everlasting welfare is not dependent upon them. These blessings may come or go, but true Christians abide in God where no evil can touch them and where they are rich beyond all the power of their minds to conceive—and this altogether apart from earthly circumstances….

The world’s resources are good in their way, but they have this fatal defect—they are uncertain and transitory. Today we have them, tomorrow they are gone. It is this way with all earthly things since sin came to upset the beautiful order of nature and made the human race victims of chance and change….

If the world’s foundations crumble we still have God, and in Him we have everything essential to our ransomed beings forever. TWP025-026

Thank You, Father, for the eternal treasure that can be mine when I serve You. Keep me from the lure of transitory treasure and focused on that which is eternal. Amen. [1]


[1] Tozer, A. W., & Eggert, R. (2015). Tozer on the almighty god: a 365-day devotional. Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers.

Video: “The Sword of the Spirit, Part One” by Alistair Begg — Truth For Life Blog

In addition to protective wear, soldiers must also arm themselves for battle. In spiritual warfare, Christian soldiers take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Contemporary culture often regards the Bible as irrelevant, but as Alistair Begg demonstrates, God’s Word is no ordinary book: it speaks with clarity, authority, and veracity, and is necessary for coming to faith. God cannot be found through human investigation, but He reveals Himself generally through His creation, specially through His Word, and ultimately through His Son.

Video: “The Sword of the Spirit, Part One” by Alistair Begg — Truth For Life Blog

October 4 Daily Help

WE must manifest the spirit of Christ in meekness, gentleness, and forgiveness. Let us search and see if we truly suffer with Jesus. And if we do thus suffer, what is our “light affliction” compared with reigning with him? Oh, it is so blessed to be in the furnace with Christ, and such an honor to stand in the pillory with him, that if there were no future reward, we might count ourselves happy in present honor; but when the recompense is so eternal, so infinitely more than we had any right to expect, shall we not take up the cross with alacrity, and go on our way rejoicing?[1]


[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1892). Daily Help (p. 281). Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Company.

The Attempted Personal And Political Assassination By Democrats Of Brett Kavanaugh Has Only Succeeded In Uniting Republicans — Now The End Begins

Brett Kavanaugh is no longer a mere Supreme Court nominee. His name is now a veritable conservative cause, one that has united the right for the first time since the 2016 primary sent Republicans quarreling over Trump and Never Trump.

As I write this, Liberal Democrats in Washington are in full meltdown mode, so much so that that senators are being given police protection due to pending outbreaks of riots and violence. Why? Because the FBI has concluded its investigation of Brett Kavanaugh, and found no corroboration of any of the allegations against him. The Democrats are furious that their character assassination attempt has failed, which is why Dianne Feinstein is demanding the FBI report be kept from the American people.

It is game over for the Democrats, and they know it. They commit such overreach in their attempt to stop Kavanaugh, that the Conservative Right is galvanized like they haven’t been in quite some time. So sure of their ability to crush Kavanaugh, Democrats put all their eggs into the one basket of the politics of personal destruction, but have failed spectacularly in their attempt. The resulting ‘omelette’ may just usher in a Red Wave not seen in this country in the past 100 years.

FROM THE NY POST: Whatever the outcome of the immediate contest, it’s increasingly clear that Democrats and the media establishment made an enormous miscalculation by waging total war against Kavanaugh and his family.

Liberals set out to cast the federal judge — amiable, well-credentialed, mildly conservative — as a demon. In the process, they have reminded GOP voters and all but the most stubborn Never Trump intellectuals that there are worse things than Donald Trump’s outbursts and the ineptitude of congressional Republicans.

Dianne Feinstein wants FBI report kept secret…why?

Elizabeth Landers seems like a very nice person and good at what she does. She is also a reporter for CNN, so for her to be tweeting this adds a whole lot more weight than if a Conservative reporter had tweeted this. 

Whatever disputes we have on our own side, the thinking on the right now goes, we have to set them aside and stop a politics of personal destruction, fueled by a moral panic and an uncritical mainstream media that sees itself as an adjunct of the anti-Trump resistance.

These forces have combined to turn Kavanaugh into a folk hero, a stand-in for every American who has found himself falsely accused, or railroaded by malicious hearsay, or facing an unfeeling bureaucracy that treats juvenile missteps as unforgivable sins.

Democrats insist they’re merely seeking to smoke out a potential predator who wants a lifetime gig on the high court. But they’ll find few right-of-center voters and, I suspect, independents willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Any reservoir of trust that existed leaked out under the press of the left’s blatantly underhanded moves and violations of norms.

I’ve written in these pages about a rigged process that began with a secret and (initially) anonymous allegation, kept hidden from Kavanaugh and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee until the 11th hour, when the judge was poised to be confirmed and it was too late to properly investigate. And though Kavanaugh had already passed six FBI background checks, Democrats insisted on yet another FBI probe before he could clear his name.

Then the media piled on. READ MORE

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