Thought for the Week


 
 

Thought For The Week

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     "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares,and their spears into pruninghooks: Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more Isa. 2:4

     Oh, that these happy times were come!  At present the nations are heavily armed, and are inventing weapons more and more terrible, as if the chief end of man could only be answered by destroying myriads of his fellows.  Yet peace will prevail one day;  yes, and so previl that the instruments of destruction shall be beaten into other shapes and used bor better purposes.
 
     How will this come about?  By trade?  By civilization?  By arbitration?  We do not believe it.  Past experience forbids our trusting to means so feeble.  Peace will be established only by the reign of the prince of peace.  He must teach the people by His spirit, renew their hears by His grace, and reign over them by His supreme power, and then will they cease to wound and kill.

Thought For the Week

" The eternal God is thy refuge" pt.2 Deut. 33:27


And so our hearts find rest in GOD, when, wearied with life's conflict,we turn to Him, and our soul dwells at ease. At home, also, we let our hearts loose; we are not afraid of being misunderstood, nor of our words being misconstrued. So when we are with GOD we can commune freely with Him, laying open all our hidden desires; for if the "secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him"  the secrets of them that fear Him ought to be, and must be, with their Lord. Home, too, is the place of our truest and purest happiness; and it is in GOD that our hearts find their deepest delight.  We have joy in Him which far surpasses all other joy. It is also for home that we work and labour.

Thought for the Week

 
"The eternal GOD is thy refuge." Deut. 33:37
 

The word refuge may be translated: "mansion", or "abiding place"

Which gives the thought that GOD is our abode, our home. There is a fullness and sweetness in the methapor, for dear to our hearts in our home, although it be the humblest cottage, or the scantiest garret; and dearer far is our blessed GOD, in whom we live and move, and have our being. It is at home that we feel safe. We shut the world out and dwell in security. So when we are with our GOD we "fear no evil". He is our shelter and retreat, our abiding refuge. At home, we take our rest; it is there we find repose after the fatigue and toil of the day 
 

Thought for the week

 
Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD  of host.
Zechariah 4:6
 
     Who hath directed the spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?  God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise;  and God hath chosen the weak things of theworld to confound the things which are mighty;  The base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:  That no flesh should glory in his presence.