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"The Ignorant Professor" Reverend Timothy Flemming Sr. One of the best s...

"The Ignorant Professor" Reverend Timothy Flemming Sr. One of the best s...

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

October 10

  O Lord God, thou knowest
Ezek. 37:3
Here is the response of faith. “Thou knowest!” What a pillow for the heart to repose upon! “Thou knowest!” What few but comprehensive words to sum up and express the heart’s difficulties and perplexities and trials. “Thou knowest!” What an inexpressibly sweet resting-place in the midst of life’s tumultuous heaving; in the midst of a sea that knows no calm; in the midst of a scene in which tossing to and fro are the hourly history! What an answer they contain for every heart that can find no words to express its big emotions; for a heart whose sorrows are too deep for language to find its way to God! Oh, that they were ever uppermost in the soul, as the response to every difficulty in our path! They are God’s answer to everything we cannot fathom; God’s answer for our hearts to rest upon, and our lips to utter, when every way is hedged up so that we cannot pass. “O Lord God, thou knowest!” Rest here, believer. Lean thy soul on these words…

Chambers, Oswald. My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year

October 10th
Whereby shall I know?

I thank Thee, O Father, … because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Matthew 11:25.

In spiritual relationships we do not grow step by step, we are either there or we are not. God does not cleanse us more and more from sin, but when we are in the light, walking in the light, we are cleansed from all sin. It is a question of obedience, and instantly the relationship is perfected. Turn away for one second out of obedience, and darkness and death are at work at once.
All God’s revelations are sealed until they are opened to us by obedience. You will never get them open by philosophy or thinking. Immediately you obey, a flash of light comes. Let God’s truth work in you by soaking in it, not by worrying into it. The only way you can get to know is to stop trying to find out and by being born again. Obey God in the thing He shows you, and instantly the next thing is opened up. We read tomes on the work o…

Connect the Testaments: A One-Year Daily Devotional with Bible Reading Plan

October 10: The Power behind the Drama
Ezekiel 21:1–22:31; Revelation 10:1–11;Job 35:1–8

The concerns that make up our mini-narratives can sometimes distract us from the great drama in which we have been cast. When a mighty angel appears with a scroll in John’s revelation, the apostle’s part in God’s great redemptive drama suddenly becomes very clear. He swaps his role of scribe for that of actor, speaking God’s very words:
“And I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll, and he said to me, ‘Take and eat it up, and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.’ And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it up, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth, and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter. And they said to me, ‘It is necessary for you to prophesy again about many peoples and nations and languages and kings’ ” (Rev 10:9–11).
John’s new task parallels the prophet Ezekiel’s call to speak God’s words. The pr…

Spurgeon, Charles H. Morning and Evening: Daily Readings

Morning, October 10      Go To Evening Reading
 “Faultless before the presence of his glory.” 
         — Jude 24
Revolve in your mind that wondrous word, “faultless!” We are far off from it now; but as our Lord never stops short of perfection in his work of love, we shall reach it one day. The Saviour who will keep his people to the end, will also present them at last to himself, as “a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and without blemish.” All the jewels in the Saviour’s crown are of the first water and without a single flaw. All the maids of honour who attend the Lamb’s wife are pure virgins without spot or stain. But how will Jesus make us faultless? He will wash us from our sins in his own blood until we are white and fair as God’s purest angel; and we shall be clothed in his righteousness, that righteousness which makes the saint who wears it positively faultless; yea, perfect in the sight of God. We shall be unppblameable and unppreprove…