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Seeking Wisdom?: An Our Daily Bread Devotional Video

Now

Now 5aTopic (b)fNow bWish (Pos.)                                 may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6Purpose                                           that you may gwith one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6)[1]


f1 Cor. 1:10; Phil. 1:27 g Acts 4:24 [1]The New King James Version. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982. Print.

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

May 22

  Whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward
Matt. 10:42
We are in danger of looking too far for opportunities of doing good and communicating. In reaching for rhododendrons we trample down the daisies.

Selected

Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.

Spurgeon, Charles H. Morning and Evening

Morning, May 22                                                Go To Evening Reading

         “He led them forth by the right way.”
         — Psalm 107:7
Changeful experience often leads the anxious believer to enquire “Why is it thus with me?” I looked for light, but lo, darkness came; for peace, but behold trouble. I said in my heart, my mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved. Lord, thou dost hide thy face, and I am troubled. It was but yesterday that I could read my title clear; to-day my evidences are bedimmed, and my hopes are clouded. Yesterday I could climb to Pisgah’s top, and view the landscape o’er, and rejoice with confidence in my future inheritance; to-day, my spirit has no hopes, but many fears; no joys, but much distress. Is this part of God’s plan with me? Can this be the way in which God would bring me to heaven? Yes, it is even so. The eclipse of your faith, the darkness of your mind, the fainting of your hope, all these things are but parts of God’s method…

My Utmost for His Highest

May 22nd

Now this explains it

That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in Us. John 17:21.
If you are going through a solitary way, read John 17, it will explain exactly why you are where you are—Jesus has prayed that you may be one with the Father as He is. Are you helping God to answer that prayer, or have you some other end for your life? Since you became a disciple you cannot be as independent as you used to be.
The purpose of God is not to answer our prayers, but by our prayers we come to discern the mind of God, and this is revealed in John 17. There is one prayer God must answer, and that is the prayer of Jesus—"that they may be one, even as We are one." Are we as close to Jesus Christ as that?
God is not concerned about our plans; He does not say—‘Do you want to go through this bereavement; this upset?’ He allows these things for His own purpose. The things we are going through are either making us sweeter, better,…