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Prayer for Today

When a swarm of bees gets about a man, They are above, beneath, around, everywhere stinging, stinging every one, until he Seems to be stung in every part of his body. So, When conscience wakes up the whole hive of our sins, we find ourselves compassed about with innumerable evils: sins at the board on the bed and sins, sins and sins at the task in the pew, sins and sins in the street in the shop, sins on the land and at sea sins, sins of body, soul, and spirit, sins of eye, of lip, of hand, of foot, sins everywhere. It is a horrible discovery When It Seems to the man as if the sin had become omnipresent with him the God-Isaiah 40,135

Conscience  2 Corinthians 1:12-14
Paul's Sincerity
12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience That We Conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity to, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly Toward you. 13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or unders…

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, February 27      Go To Evening Reading

 “Thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation.” 
         — Psalm 91:9

The [Israelite's] in the wilderness were continually exposed to change. Whenever the pillar stayed its motion, the tents were pitched; but tomorrow, ere the morning sun had risen, the trumpet sounded, the ark was in motion, and the fiery, cloudy pillar was leading the way through the narrow defiles of the mountain, up the hill side, or along the arid waste of the wilderness. They had scarcely time to rest a little before they heard the sound of “Away! this is not your rest; you must still be onward journeying towards Canaan!” They were never long in one place. Even wells and palm trees could not detain them. Yet they had an abiding home in their God, his cloudy pillar was their roof-tree, and its flame by night their household fire. They must go onward from place to place, continually changing, never having time to settle, and t…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 27: Reality Can Bite
John 10:1–21

Reality shows are all about people who are known or want to be known—they have celebrity syndrome. The root cause of this obsession is probably, like most things, a disconnect from our Maker. As people disconnect from the God who made us, we seek affirmation from other sources. And as wrong as this desire may be, our culture makes it feel like second nature.
The Jewish people Jesus spoke to also felt displaced. They were a people who had lost touch with their guide—their shepherd. Jesus is the answer to their call.
Echoing Ezekiel 34:11–24, He says, “I am the good shepherd, and I know my own, and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father.” But Jesus goes one step further by adding, “and I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:14–15). Jesus promises that He will know us, and by echoing the very words of God, He is claiming that He is the God of Israel—He is the way God will know us. He offers the affirmation we’ve bee…