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Daily Bible readings for the Lord's household

by James Smith


Delighted in his Son,
For whom true love to Christ unites

They all with Christ are oue.

He was in all points tempted like as we are. Heb. iv. 15.

SWEET view of Jesus this! Here is our great High Priest, our elder Brother, tempted; and in all points tempted like as we are. He was most powerfully tempted by Satan, and the temptation lasted long. He was tempted by all classes of men. He was tried by his heavenly Father. He knows by experience what the nature and the power of temptation is; he can therefore sympathize with us, and he will pity and support us. Let us in every hour of temptation repair to our once tempted Saviour, that we may enjoy the sweetness of his sympathy, and find grace to help us in time of need. He is never a mere spectator of our temptations; he feels intensely interested in us; he bids us cast the burden on him, and he promises to sustain us. O Saviour, enable us in all times of temptation and distress, to come and prove thy sympathy, seek thy grace, and receive thy help. Friend, are you tempted? Lift up your eyes, Jesus is before the Fathei for you, and he was tempted in all points like as you are.

Tempted like us our Saviour was

Divinely to the desert led;
Like us be languish'd on the cross

Deserted at his greatest need,
Left to sustain our utmost load,
Atiandon'd by bis angry God.

Glorify ye tte Lord in the fires.—Isa. xxiv. 15.

THE fires are afflictions. These are intended to try us, to purify us, and to endear the Lord Jesus to us. Every saint must pass through the fire, aud our only concern should be to pass through honourably and usefully. Beloved, are you in the fire? Is the fire in the family? or the business? or the church? or the soul? Wherever it is, let it be your oue desire to glorify God in it. You may do so by patiently enduring, by trusting the Lord's word, by speaking of his character and love, by expecting his support and supplies, and by holding fast your integrity. Beware that you lose not the benefit of an affliction, but cry mightily to God that it may be sanctified. Have you never been in the fire? If you belong to Christ you will be. He is the Refiner, and he purifies all the sons of Levi. They who are not purified in the furnace of affliction on earth will be cast as reprobate silver into the fire of hell for ever. O my friend, pray the Lord to search your heart, to sanctify your nature, and to make you meet to be partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light!

Jesus' majesty we sing.
Jesus is our glorious King,
Jesus' love our song inspires,
Traise him, praise him in the tires:
Soon he'll bring us forth as goiu,
All his glories to behold.

Ye have need of patience.—Heb. x. 36.

AND the patience which you need you may have. Our God is the God of patience; not only the God who exercises it towards us, but the God who works it in us, and who tries it when he has wrought it. We shall need patience to suffer God's will, which is often very trying to flesh and blood. We shall need patience to do God's work, which is often very arduous and exhausting. We shall need patience quietly to carry our cross after Jesus, which is often very rugged and very heavy. We shall need patience to wait God's time for deliverance, and for answers to our prayers, which are often delayed for a long season. We shall need patience diligently to watch and look for the coming of our beloved Lord, for while the bridegroom tarries the virgins are apt to slumber and sleep. Beloved, your God says, "Let patience have her perfect work." Jesus says, "In your patience possess ye your souls." The Apostle says, "Ye have need of patience, that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." God of patience give us this grace!

Urged, surrounded by temptations,

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