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The KJV Commentary Sunday School Lesson, Outline

April 10 Lesson 6 SHAMELESS FAITH
DEVOTIONAL READING: Psalm 13 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Luke 7:36–50

LUKE 7:36–50
36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house and sat down to meat.
37 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,
38 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.
39 Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.
41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fi…

Morning and Evening

Morning, January 9      Go To Evening Reading
 “I will be their God.” — Jeremiah 31:33
Christian! here is all thou canst require. To make thee happy thou wantest something that shall satisfy thee; and is not this enough? If thou canst pour this promise into thy cup, wilt thou say, with David, “My cup runneth over; I have more than a heart can wish”? When this is fulfilled, “I am thy God”, art thou not a possessor of all things? Desire is insatiable as death, but he who filleth all in all can fill it. The capacity of our wishes who can measure? but the immeasurable wealth of God can more than overflow it. I ask thee if thou art not born again when God is thine? Dost thou want anything but God? Is not his all-sufficiency enough to satisfy thee if all else should fail? But thou wantest more than quiet satisfaction; thou desirest rapturous delight. Come, a soul here is music fit for heaven in this thy portion, for God is the Maker of Heaven. Not all the music blown from sweet instruments, …

My Utmost for His Highest

January 9th
Intercessory introspection


And I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless. 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

“Your whole spirit …” The great mystical work of the Holy Spirit is in the dim regions of our personality which we cannot get at. Read the 139th Psalm; the Psalmist implies—‘Thou art the God of the early mornings, the God of the late at nights, the God of the mountain peaks, and the God of the sea; but, my God, my soul has further horizons than the early mornings, deeper darkness than the nights of earth, higher peaks than any mountain peaks, greater depths than any sea in nature—Thou Who art the God of all these, be my God. I cannot reach to the heights or to the depths; there are motives I cannot trace, dreams I cannot get at—my God, search me out.’

Do we believe that God can garrison the imagination far beyond where we can go? “The blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin" —if that means in conscious experience only, may God have mercy …

Connect the Testaments

January 9: Noteworthy Stories
Genesis 16–17; Matthew 12; Ecclesiastes 3:16–22

When God’s promises are lavished on Abram in Genesis, we can’t help but feel a bit surprised. It seems undeserved—mainly because we know nothing about Abram. We haven’t had a chance to weigh his wisdom or foolishness, something Ecclesiastes endorses. Yet God promises to make Abram’s children as numerous as the stars in the sky (a blessing in the ancient Near East). “I will make your name great,” He says. “I will make you a great nation.” He also promises protection: “I am your shield.” Even after the fact, God doesn’t disclose why He wants to bless and protect Abram.

The greater context of the Genesis narrative shows that God’s blessing is certainly not just about Abram. Just before God promises to give Abram a great name, a nation, and land in Gen 12, He had scattered the nations over all the earth. At the Tower of Babel, God dispersed those who were grasping for a relationship with Him on their own terms.

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Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

A. J. Gordon







January 9

He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much
Luke 16:10
The least action of life can be as surely done from the loftiest motive as the highest and noblest. Faithfulness God measures. True conscientiousness deals with our duties as God deals with them. Duty is working, conscience is conscience, right is right, and wrong is wrong, whatever size type they are printed in. “Large” and “small” are not words for the vocabulary of conscience. It knows only two words—right and wrong.

Alexander Maclaren

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