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Watching Daily At My Gates

January 10 Read Isaiah 44:1-4 Here in this short passage we have several beautiful words to and about the people of God. First of all, we see that they are the chosen servants of God. Secondly, we notice the covenant aspect as God identifies himself as Jehovah. Then we see that we have no need […]

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Waiting on the Lord

“Wait.” This term can be so foreign to our vocabulary. Yet, the Lord requires us to wait upon him. The idea can be found all throughout God’s Word (Psalm 25:5; 27:14; 62:5; 123:2; Proverbs 20:22; Isaiah 8:17; Hosea 12:6—just to name a few). We would benefit from studying this idea of waiting and what it […]

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Victory in Christ

One moment on earth, the next in heaven, O what a change it must be! To close one’s eyes in this troubled world, In heaven, the Savior to see. One moment on earth, the next in heaven, All pain and discomfort are past; No sorrow for sin, no battles to win, True vict’ry has now […]

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The Word of God

The Bible is an awesome book. Its pages tell a story; The “new-born babes” may have a look To see Jehovah’s glory. The simple milk of Father’s word The weak may understand. And children young, or young-in-faith, When guided by His hand Are nourished and find pleasure great In learning of His love. They gain […]

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The Privilege of Catechetical Instruction

“The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.” Psalm 16:5-7. For Protestant Reformed […]

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The First One Hundred Years of His-story

Adam opened his eyes to astounding beauty and wonder. He heard the voice of the eternal God “I created you as a creature of my hands that you might praise me, and enter into eternal covenant fellowship with me.” As his senses flooded his mind with God’s handiwork, and as the very breath of God […]

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The Coming of Christ

In our last article we showed that the whole New Testament age is the last time, according to Scripture. The last day or last time—the end—is not only something future but something present, something with which each of us must reckon, no matter when we live. The coming of Christ must be similarly understood. As the great […]

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The Clock

Stephan moved the hands of the clock back. No one would notice a few minutes off. Besides, he’d move the hands ahead again later. “Stephan, you’re late!” Mother scolded as she entered the house. “I said if you were late once more—“ “But Mom,” Stephan interrupted, “I’m not late.” Stephan’s mother looked at the clock, […]

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Covenant Courtship (3) Spiritual Unity

“God in his wisdom brings together two young people who are sufficiently alike, yet also sufficiently different, that they complement each other, forming one whole, forming a balance wheel for each other as well.” (Rev. Cornelius Hanko) The covenant of God is unity. It is the unity between the perfectly righteous One and fallen, elect sinners […]

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