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Scripture at Sunrise 3.16.2017

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“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.” -Philippians 3:8

Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else. -Charles Spurgeon via Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 12.23.2014

And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath. -Deuteronomy 33:13

We may be rich in such things as Joseph obtained, and we may have them in a higher sense. Oh, for “the precious things of heaven”! Power with God and the manifestation of power from God are most precious. We would enjoy the peace of God, the joy of the Lord, the glory of our God. The benediction of the three divine Persons in love, and grace, and fellowship we prize beyond the most fine gold. The things of earth are as nothing in preciousness compared with the things in heaven.

“The dew.” How precious is this! How we pray and praise when we have the dew! What refreshing, what growth, what perfume, what life there is in us when the dew is about’ Above all things else, as plants of the Lord’s own right hand planting, we need the dew of His Holy Spirit.

“The deep that coucheth beneath.” Surely this refers to that unseen ocean underground which supplies all the fresh springs which make glad the earth. Oh, to tap the eternal fountains! This is an unspeakable boon; let no believer rest till he possesses it. The all-sufficiency of Jehovah is ours forever. Let us resort to it now.

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

Scripture at Sunrise 6.4.2013

“Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed His Name. ‘They shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in the day when I make up my treasured possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his son who serves him.'” -Malachi 3:16-17

A day is coming in which the crown jewels of our great King shall be counted, that it may be seen whether they answer to the inventory which His Father gave Him. My soul, wilt thou be among the precious things of Jesus? Thou art precious to Him if He is precious to thee, and thou shalt be His “in that day,” if He is thine in this day.

In the days of Malachi, the chosen of the Lord were accustomed so to converse with each other that their God Himself listened to their talk. He liked it so well that He took notes of it; yes, and made a book of it, which He lodged in His record office. Pleased with their conversation, He was also pleased with them. Pause, my soul, and ask thyself: If Jesus lucre to listen to thy talk would He be pleased with it? Is it to His glory and to the edification of the brotherhood? Say, my soul, and be sure thou sayest the truth.

But what will the honor be for us poor creatures to be reckoned by the Lord to be His crown jewels! This honor have all the saints. Jesus not only says, “They are mine,” but, “They shall be mine.” He bought us, sought us, brought us in, and has so far wrought us to His image that we shall be fought for by Him with all His might.

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

Sammy’s Born Again!

Congratulations to Cecil and Debbie, proud new parents of Sammy (who wouldn’t be proud with a cutie like him)!  And a hearty congratulations to Harry and Beath, Sammy’s grandparents!  :o)  What a beautiful story this little life already has!  We pray that he will be brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord!  

Cecil, Debbie, Sammie, & Judge PhilpotDebbie & Sammie