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A Mans Do’s and don’t to His Fellow Brother’s and Sister’s

A Mans Do’s and don’t to His Fellow Brother’s and Sister’sRomans 12:14-21 14 a  CommandaBless those who persecute you;     b  Command                          bless     c   Command                          and do not curse. 15 a  ExpansionbRejoice with those who rejoice, and     b  Expansion                               weep with those who weep. 16 a  ExpansioncBe of the same mind toward one another.     b  ExpansiondDo not set your mind on high things,     c   Expansion                               but associate with the humble.     d  Command                          Do not be wise in your own opinion.
17 a  ExpansioneRepay no one evil for evil.     b  ExpansionfHave 5regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 a  Condition (c)                               If it is possible, Supplied                                     as much as depends     b  Manner (c)                                  on you,     c   Expansionglive peaceably with all men. 19 a  Expansion   …

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

May 30

  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid
Matt. 5:14
Lamps do not talk, but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drum, it beats no gong; and yet far over the waters its friendly spark is seen by the mariner. So let your actions shine out your religion. Let the main sermon of your life be illustrated by all your conduct.


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

Connect the Testaments

May 30: In Season and Out of Season
1 Chronicles 26:1–27:34;2 Timothy 4:1–8; Psalm 89:23–52

I like to operate when I feel like I’m in control. When I haven’t gathered enough information or I feel uncertain of my circumstances, it’s tempting to avoid making a decision or taking action.
Paul knew that this type of outlook was detrimental to Timothy’s ministry. He tells Timothy that regardless of his circumstances, he was required to act: “Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all patience and instruction” (2 Tim 4:2).
Paul uses the certainty of Christ’s return to motivate Timothy to stick to his task (2 Tim 4:1). Although Timothy experienced times when it was not always convenient for him to act on his calling, he had been admonished by Paul about the importance of the work they were doing together: their calling. He also knew the urgency of that calling. Christ’s return and the appearance of His kingdom was their motivation (2 Tim 4:1).
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Spurgeon, Charles H. Morning and Evening: Daily Readings

Morning, May 30                                                 Go To Evening Reading

         “Take us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines.”
         — Song of Solomon 2:15
A little thorn may cause much suffering. A little cloud may hide the sun. Little foxes spoil the vines; and little sins do mischief to the tender heart. These little sins burrow in the soul, and make it so full of that which is hateful to Christ, that he will hold no comfortable fellowship and communion with us. A great sin cannot destroy a Christian, but a little sin can make him miserable. Jesus will not walk with his people unless they drive out every known sin. He says, “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love.” Some Christians very seldom enjoy their Saviour’s presence. How is this? Surely it must be an affliction for a tender child to be separated from his father. Art thou a child of God, and yet satisfied to go o…

Chambers, Oswald. My Utmost for His Highest

May 30th

“Yes—But …!”

Lord, I will follow Thee; but … Luke 9:61.

Supposing God tells you to do something which is an enormous test to your common sense, what are you going to do? Hang back? If you get into the habit of doing a thing in the physical domain, you will do it every time until you break the habit determinedly; and the same is true spiritually. Again and again you will get up to what Jesus Christ wants, and every time you will turn back when it comes to the point, until you abandon resolutely. ‘Yes, but—supposing I do obey God in this matter, what about …?’ ‘Yes, I will obey God if He will let me use my common sense, but don’t ask me to take a step in the dark.’ Jesus Christ demands of the man who trusts Him the same reckless sporting spirit that the natural man exhibits. If a man is going to do anything worth while, there are times when he has to risk everything on his leap, and in the spiritual domain Jesus Christ demands that you risk everything you hold by common sense …