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Scripture at Sunrise 09.15.2021

“Sanctify them through Thy truth: Thy word is truth.” -John 17:17

“The more we meditate on the things of God, as revealed in His holy word, the more will our minds be brought under their sanctifying influence.” -Thomas Reade

Scripture at Sunrise 01.27.2021

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:” -Isaiah 26:3-4

“The more you meditate on God’s gargantuan glory, the less you will tend to be overwhelmed by the problems of daily life.” -Paul Tripp

Scripture at Sunrise 8.26.2020

“Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?” Isaiah 40:12

The more you meditate on God’s gargantuan glory, the less you will tend to be overwhelmed by the problems of daily life. – Paul Tripp via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 10.15.2019

“As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.” -John 6:57

We live by virtue of our union with the Son of God. As God-man Mediator, the Lord Jesus lives by the self-existent Father who has sent Him, and in the same manner we live by the Savior who has quickened us. He who is the source of our life is also the sustenance of it. Living is sustained by feeding. We must support the spiritual life by spiritual food, and that spiritual food is the Lord Jesus. Not His life, or death, or offices, or work, or word alone, but Himself, as including all these. On Jesus Himself we feed.

This is set forth to us in the Lord’s Supper, but it is actually enjoyed by us when we meditate upon our Lord, believe in Him with appropriating faith, take Him into ourselves by love, and assimilate Him by the power of the inner life. We know what it is to feed on Jesus, but we cannot speak it or write it. Our wisest course is to practice it and to do so more and more. We are entreated to eat abundantly, and it will be to our infinite profit to do so when Jesus is our meat and our drink.

Lord, I thank Thee that this, which is a necessity of my new life, is also its greatest delight. So, I do at this hour feed on Thee.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 2.28.2019

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“I will meditate on Your precepts and fix my eyes on Your ways.” -Psalm 119:15

No one becomes a strong Christian by speed-reading through the Bible. Strong Christians linger over God’s words, meditate on God’s words, and send God’s words back up to him in prayer. -desiringGod
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Scripture at Sunrise 2.27.2014

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” -Joshua 1:8

I would rather my soul lay a-soak in a single verse of scripture than rinse my hands in a couple of chapters everyday. – Charles H. Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 4.2.2013

“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.” -1 Timothy 4:15

This is, practically, a promise that, by diligent meditation and the giving up of our whole mind to our work for the Lord we shall make a progress which all can see. Not by hasty reading but by deep meditation we profit by the Word of God. Not by doing a great deal of work in a slovenly manner, but by giving our best thought to what we attempt, we shall get real profit. “In all labor there is profit” but not in fuss and hurry without true heart-energy.

If we divide ourselves between God and mammon, or Christ and self, we shall make no progress. We must give ourselves wholly to holy things, or else we shall be poor traders in heavenly business, and at our stocktaking no profit will be shown.

Am I a minister? Let me be a minister wholly and not spend my energies upon secondary concerns. What have I to do with party politics or vain amusements? Am I a Christian? Let me make my service of Jesus my occupation, my lifework, my one pursuit. We must be in-and-in with Jesus, and then out-and-out for Jesus, or else we shall make neither progress nor profit, and neither the church nor the world will feel the forceful influence which the Lord would have us exercise.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.10.2012

Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them. -Psalm 119:165

Yes, a true love for the great Book will bring us great peace from the great God and be a great protection to us. Let us live constantly in the society of the law of the Lord, and it will breed in our hearts a restfulness such as nothing else can. The Holy Spirit acts as a Comforter through the Word and sheds abroad those benign influences which calm the tempests of the soul.

Nothing is a stumbling block to the man who has the Word of God dwelling in him richly. He takes up his daily cross, and it becomes a delight. For the fiery trial he is prepared and counts it not strange, so as to be utterly cast down by it. He is neither stumbled by prosperity — as so many are — nor crushed by adversity — as others have been — for he lives beyond the changing circumstances of external life. When his Lord puts before him some great mystery of the faith which makes others cry, “This is an hard saying; who can hear it?” the believer accepts it without question; for his intellectual difficulties are overcome by his reverent awe of the law of the Lord, which is to him the supreme authority to which he joyfully bows. Lord, work in us this love, this peace, this rest, this day.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 4.3.2012

“Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them, that thy profiting may appear to all.” -1 Timothy 4:15

This is, practically, a promise that, by diligent meditation and the giving up of our whole mind to our work for the Lord we shall make a progress which all can see. Not by hasty reading but by deep meditation we profit by the Word of God. Not by doing a great deal of work in a slovenly manner, but by giving our best thought to what we attempt, we shall get real profit. “In all labor there is profit” but not in fuss and hurry without true heart-energy.

If we divide ourselves between God and mammon, or Christ and self, we shall make no progress. We must give ourselves wholly to holy things, or else we shall be poor traders in heavenly business, and at our stocktaking no profit will be shown.

Am I a minister? Let me be a minister wholly and not spend my energies upon secondary concerns. What have I to do with party politics or vain amusements? Am I a Christian? Let me make my service of Jesus my occupation, my lifework, my one pursuit. We must be in-and-in with Jesus, and then out-and-out for Jesus, or else we shall make neither progress nor profit, and neither the church nor the world will feel the forceful influence which the Lord would have us exercise.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 10.24.2011

 

And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God…” -Luke 1:28-30

The words Gabriel spoke to Mary troubled her. She couldn’t figure it out, so she pondered it. She meditated on it. She actually pondered the Word of God. The more you ponder the Word of God, the more peace He will give you.

Mary was shown great grace! She was highly favored and richly blessed!