Lack of Kindness
Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
In her tongue is the law of kindness.
THE worst kinds of unhappiness, as well as the greatest amount of it, come from our condu ... read more
Laying Up Treasures
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, . . . for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
SINCE I am coming to that holy room
Where with the choir of saints forevermore
I shall be made Thy music, as I come
I t ... read more
Leave Your Cares With the Lord
I would have you to be free from cares.
1 CORINTHIANS 7:32 (R. V.)
He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
I HAVE no cares, O blessed Will!
For all my cares are Thine;
I live in triumph, Lord, for Thou
Ha ... read more
Leave Your Soul to Him
The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
NOT yet thou knowest what I do
Within thine own weak breast,
To mould thee to My image true,
And fit thee for My rest.
But yield thee to M ... read more
Let God Have His Way
Glory ye in His holy name; let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
I KNOW not what it is to doubt,
My heart is ever gay ... read more
Let Jesus In
That ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe.
THOU dost well,
And my heaven is here an ... read more
Life in Heaven
For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain ... having a desire to depart and to be with Christ which is far better.
IF I were annihilated this moment, I should bless God for having been allowed to live. Far more, if I were ... read more
Life of the Chosen
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
0WE have not chosen Thee,
But us Thou deign'st to choose,--
Not servants, but Thy friends to be,
Whom Thou wilt ... read more
Life Transformed by the Spirit
Ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
THAT life is carnal in which our spirit, meant for God, is dragged at the chariot-wheels of our lower life; and that is spiritual which is ruled and ... read more
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
--2 THESSALONIANS 1:12
Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ.
SEND down Thy likeness from ab ... read more
Listening For God's Voice
I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for He will speak peace unto His people.
Now, 0 my God,
My comfort, portion, rest!
Thou, none but Thou, shalt reign within my breast.
Call me to Thee! call me Thyself--oh, speak,
And bind my ... read more
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me; yet Thy commandments are my delights.
WHEN black despair beats down my wings, And heavenly visions fade away-- Lord, let me bend to common things, The tasks of every day;
As, when th' aur ... read more
Live in Peace
We command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ that with quietness they work.
2 THESSALONIANS 3:12
THERE is an order in our daily life,
Like that the holy angels constant keep;
And though its outward show seems but a strife,
There dwells withi ... read more
Living for a Purpose
He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
O LOVE, who formedst me to wear
The image of Thy Godhead here;
Who soughtest me with tender care
Through all m ... read more
Living in God's Presence
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
The upright shall dwell in Thy presence.
My soul and all its powers
Thine, wholly Thine shall be;
All, all my hap ... read more
Look for Reasons to Praise
I will mention the lovingkindness of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us.
Be content with such things as ye have.
My God shall supply all your need according ... read more
Look to Jesus
That ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing.
SOMETHING for Thee! Lord, let this be
Thy choice for me from day to day ... read more
Look to the Source
When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
SOUL! wouldst thou from the battle shrink,
And flee before the foe?
Dost thou beneath the burden sink,
And in the dust lie low?
Oh! waste n ... read more
Looking for Opportunities
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.
I ASK not that my course be calm and still;
No, here too, Lord, be done Thy holy will:
1 ask but for a quiet childlike heart;
T ... read more
Looking Forward in Trust
What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.
PSALMS 56:3 They commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
A CONSTANT anticipation of evils which perhaps never will come, a foreboding which takes away life and energy from the pres ... read more
Looking to God
Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
THIS world of ours is a happy world, so that God is our end, so that we can say to Him, "Thou art my God." Then everything takes new hues of joy and love. Our daily comforts have a soul in ... read more
Looking to Jesus
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 PETER 3:18
Did not our heart burn within us, while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?
LU ... read more
Looking Up To Jesus
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
THOU bringest all again; with Thee
Is light, is space, is breadth and room
For each thing fair, beloved, and free,
To have its ho ... read more
Love Comes From Action
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love.
THIS did not once so trouble me,
That better I could not love Thee;
But now I feel and know
That only when we love, we find
How far our hearts remain behind
The love they shou ... read more
Love of Life
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.
1 JOHN 3:14
FOR who has aught to love and loves aright,
Will never in the darkest strait despair,
For out of love exhal ... read more
Love One Another with broth-erly love
Be kindly affectioned one to another with broth-erly love.
Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.
I PETER 3:8
LET your religion make you more considerate, more loving and attractive, more able to think of and enter into the p ... read more
Love the Daily Tasks
And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
--2 CHRONICLES 31:21
HELP me in Christ to learn to do Thy will,
That I may ... read more
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
ONE with our brethren here in love,
And one with saints that are at rest,
And one with angel hosts above,
And one with God ... read more
Loving Every One
As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
The life w ... read more
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
THEE will I love, my Crown of gladness,
Thee will I love, my God and Lord,
... read more
Loving God and Every Man
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the Law and the Prophets.
TAKE the trouble to spend only one single day according to God's commandments, and you will see yourself, ... read more
If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well.
DO you feel yourself alone and empty-hearted? Then you have necessity indeed for fortitude and brave endurance, but above all an ... read more
Loving Our Neighbor on Our Knees
Moreover, as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the Lord, in ceasing to pray for you.
I SAMUEL 12:23
MORE things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of. Wherefore, let thy voice
Rise like a fountain for me night and day.
F ... read more
Made For a Purpose
I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
JUST as God leads me I would go;
I would not ask to choose my way;
Content with what He will bestow,
Assured He will not le ... read more
Teach me Thy way, 0 Lord; I will walk in Thy truth; unite my heart to fear Thy name.
IF thou but suffer God to guide thee,
And hope in Him through all thy ways,
He'll give thee strength, whate'er betide thee,
And bear thee through ... read more
Make It Your Problem
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men.
She hath done what she could.
VERY consoling words, if we can be sure they apply to us. Very pungent condemnation if they apply not, and we suffer opportunit ... read more
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
NEAR you in sympathy the angels stand,
Their unseen hosts encompass you around;
Strong and unconquerable the glorious band,
And ... read more
Meeting God Daily
Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the Lord.
That you might be filled with all the fulness of God.
What is our work when God a blessing would impart?
To bring the empty vessel of a needy heart.
RICHARD CHENEVIX TRENCH
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Members of the Kingdom
Who hath delivered us from the power of dark-ness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.
IT is right that we should have an aim of our own, determined by our individuality and our surround-ings; but this may readily ... read more
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
Fear ye not, therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon wh ... read more
Moving Forward With God
I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong, and of a good courage.
And all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the Lord hath said will we do.
OUR Lord teaches us not to shrink from ... read more
Music of the Lord
Our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.
ON our way rejoicing as we homeward move,
Hearken to our praises, O Thou God of love!
Is there grief or sadness? Thine it cannot be!
Is our sky beclouded? C ... read more
Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also with all that therein is.
FATHER, there is no change to live with Thee,
Save that in Christ I grow from day to day;
In each new word I hear, eac ... read more
No Fear on the Journey
Let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them.
SON of the living God! Oh, call us
Once and again to follow Thee,
And give us strength, whate'er befall us,
Thy true disciples stil ... read more
No Matter the Circumstances
I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
GOD! Thou art Love! I build my faith on that! I know Thee, Thou ... read more
Not As We Will
Not as I will, but as Thou wilt.
THY will, not mine, 0 Lord,
However dark it be!
Lead me by Thine own hand,
Choose out the path for me.
I dare not choose my lot;
I would not, if I might;
Choose Thou for me, my God;
So shall I wa ... read more
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect; but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Jesus Christ.
LET no man think that sudden in a minute
All is accomplished and the ... read more
My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
O, LITTLE heart of mine! shall pain
Or sorrow make thee moan,
When all this God is all for thee,
A Father and thine own?
FRUERICK W. FABER ... read more
Not Separated from Service
Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
GIRT with the love of God on every side,
Breathing that love as heaven's own healing air,
I work or wait, still following my Guide,
B ... read more
Not the Asking, But the Kneeling
I will abide in Thy tabernacle for ever; I will trust in the covert of Thy wings.
I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel. --PSALMS 16:7
WOULD it not be possible for every man to double his intellectual force by keeping ... read more