Category Archives: Scripture at Sunrise

Scripture at Sunrise 11.24.2021

“Thanks be to God for His inexpressible gift!” -2 Corinthians 9:15

Sin blinds our eyes to all the undeserved blessings in our lives. Grace opens our eyes and makes us thankful. -Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.23.2021

“The Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little.” -Deuteronomy 7:22

We are not to expect to win victories for the Lord Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with all our might, even when favored with little manifest success.

Our business in this world is to conquer it for Jesus. We are not to make compromises but to exterminate evils. We are not to seek popularity but to wage unceasing war with iniquity. Infidelity, popery, drink, impurity, oppression, worldliness, error; these are all to be “put out.”

The Lord our God can alone accomplish this. He works by His faithful servants, and blessed be His name. He promises that He will so work. “Jehovah thy God will put out those nations before thee.” This He will do by degrees that we may learn perseverance, may increase in faith, may earnestly watch, and may avoid carnal security. Let us thank God for a little success and pray for more. Let us never sheathe the sword till the whole land is won for Jesus.

Courage, my heart! Go on little by little, for many littles will make a great whole. 

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.22.2021

“This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.” -Titus 3:8

“Wrong doctrine will lead to wrong living.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Morning Sermon “Wanderers & Restorers” from James 5:19-20)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.18.2021

“Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” -Matthew 26:41

A prayer when facing temptation…

“𝐿𝑜𝑟𝑑, ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝 𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑛𝑜𝑤, 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝐼 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑖𝑓 𝐼 𝑔𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑛.”

Make me sober-minded.

Amen.

-Garrett Kell

Scripture at Sunrise 11.17.2021

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” -James 5:16

“Don’t think it’s your prayer that accomplishes great things. God’s power accomplishes great things! Prayer shows our dependence on Him.” -Pastor Steve Wainright (excerpts from “The Righteous Man’s Prayer” – Listen)

Scripture at Sunrise 11.16.2021

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.” -Isaiah 54:17

There is great clatter in the forges and smithies of the enemy. They are making weapons wherewith to smite the saints. They could not even do as much as this if the Lord of saints did not allow them; for He has created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire. But see how busily they labor! How many swords and spears they fashion! It matters nothing, for on the blade of every weapon you may read this inscription: It shall not Prosper.

But now listen to another noise: it is the strife of tongues. Tongues are more terrible instruments than can be made with hammers and anvils, and the evil which they inflict cuts deeper and spreads wider. What will become of us now? Slander, falsehood, insinuation, ridicule-these are poisoned arrows; how can we meet them? The Lord God promises us that, if we cannot silence them, we shall, at least, escape from being ruined by them. They condemn us for the moment, but we shall condemn them at last and forever. The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped, and their falsehoods shall be turned to the honor of those good men who suffered by them.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]

Scripture at Sunrise 11.15.2021

“He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him.” -John 14:21

Your knowledge and understanding of God is more than coming to church. It is daily walking with Him, learning with Him, and saying, “I will obey.” -Josh Wilson (excerpts from Wednesday Evening Sermon “The Importance of God’s Word” from 1 Peter 1:22-2:1; 2 Timothy 2:15
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Scripture at Sunrise 11.04.2021

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:6-7

“We must have cast our sins on Him before we can cast our cares.” -F.B. Meyer

Scripture at Sunrise 11.03.2021

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep My commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.” -Proverbs 3:1-2

“The Scriptures are the lifeline God throws us in order to ensure He and we stay connected while the rescue is in process.” -J.I. Packer

Scripture at Sunrise 11.02.2021

“No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.” -Psalm 84:11

Many pleasing things the Lord may withhold but “no good thing.” He is the best judge of what is good for us. Some things are assuredly good, and these we may have for the asking through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Holiness is a good thing, and this He will work in us freely. Victory over evil tendencies, strong tempers, and evil habits He will gladly grant, and we ought not to remain without it.

Full assurance He will bestow, and near communion with Himself, and access into all truth, and boldness with prevalence at the mercy seat. If we have not these, it is from want of faith to receive and not from any unwillingness of God to give. A calm, a heavenly frame, great patience, and fervent love—all these will He give to holy diligence.

But note well that we must “walk uprightly.” There must be no cross purposes and crooked dealings; no hypocrisy nor deceit. If we walk foully God cannot give us favors, for that would be a premium upon sin. The way of uprightness is the way of heavenly wealth-wealth so large as to include every good thing.

What a promise to plead in prayer! Let us get to our knees.

[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]