Category Archives: Scripture at Sunrise

Scripture at Sunrise 11.21.2018

“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” -Isaiah 41:10

The most repeated command in the Bible? “Do not fear.” The reason? “For I am with you.” Now, exhale… -Scott Sauls via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.20.2018

For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” -Psalm 107:9

It is well to have longings, and the more intense they are the better. The Lord will satisfy soul-longings, however great and all-absorbing they may be. Let us greatly long, for God will greatly give. We are never in a right state of mind when we are contented with ourselves and are free from longings. Desires for more grace and groanings which cannot be uttered are growing pains, and we should wish to feel them more and more. Blessed Spirit, make us sigh and cry after better things and for more of the best things!

Hunger is by no means a pleasant sensation. Yet blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness. Such persons shall not only have their hunger relieved with a little food, but they shall be filled. They shall not be filled with any sort of rough stuff, but their diet shall be worthy of their good Lord, for they shall be filled with goodness by Jehovah Himself.

Come, let us not fret because we long and hunger, but let us hear the voice of the psalmist as he also longs and hungers to see God magnified. “Oh, that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men.”

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.15.2018

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints…” -Ephesians 6:12-13, 18

“Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the church as it advances against the powers of darkness. It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den.” -John Piper via desiringGod on Twitter

Bonus: Listen to one of Piper’s sermons on this same topic here.

Scripture at Sunrise 11.14.2018

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

“People stand in need of faith, hope, and love: someone they can trust, something to live for, and someone to love them though they know everything about them.” -excerpt from Pastor Steve Wainright’s Sunday Evening Sermon from John 16:25-33

Scripture at Sunrise 11.13.2018

“Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” -Psalm 121:4

Jehovah is “the Keeper of Israel.” No form of unconsciousness ever steals over Him, neither the deeper slumber nor the slighter sleep. He never fails to watch the house and the heart of His people. This is a sufficient reason for our resting in perfect peace. Alexander said that he slept because his friend Parmenio watched; much more may we sleep because our God is our guard.

“Behold” is here set up to call our attention to the cheering truth. Israel, when he had a stone for his pillow, fell asleep; but His God was awake and came in vision to His servant. When we lie defenseless, Jehovah Himself will cover our head.

The Lord keeps His people as a rich man keeps his treasure, as a captain keeps a city with a garrison, as a sentry keeps watch over his sovereign. None can harm those who are in such keeping. Let me put my soul into His dear hands. He never forgets us, never ceases actively to care for us, never finds Himself unable to preserve us.

O my Lord, keep me, lest I wander and fall and perish. Keep me, that I may keep Thy commandments. By Thine unslumbering care prevent my sleeping like the sluggard and perishing like those who sleep the sleep of death.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 11.8.2018

ThursdayTheologicalTweet

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” -Psalm 23:1

“The only safe place for sheep is by the side of the shepherd, because the devil does not fear sheep; he just fears the shepherd.” -A.W. Tozer via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.7.2018

“By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35

“We have tried to attract people through so many different strategies. What if they saw an army of people with inexpressible joy, peace that surpasses comprehension, and immeasurable greatness of power? How could they not be intrigued?” -Francis Chan via Twitter