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A Reformed Presence on Guam

The island of Guam, 30 miles long and 4 to 12 miles wide, has been reached by the gospel. It also has had a Reformed presence on it since the 1950’s. This Reformed presence includes links to the Protestant Reformed Churches.   The original inhabitants of the island were called Chamorros. They are relatives of various […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

October 1 Read Psalm 24 “The earth is the Lord’s.” Is that your confession people of God? As we see what man calls the catastrophes of nature and the devastation caused by war, do we confess that “the earth is the Lord’s”? Most in the world do not. They would not say that the suffering […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

August 1 Read Romans 7:1-11; Canons of Dordt 3 & 4:5 Here in this article we see that the Ten Commandments are not the way to salvation. However, their work is important. They show to us our sin, and as Scripture states, they lead us to Christ. Our obedience to the law will not give […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

November 1 Read Genesis 50:1-6 At the death of his father Joseph makes plans to carry out his father’s wishes. We might think that this might have been to bothersome to undertake. After all, he had to work through official channels to gain permission to leave Egypt. Joseph, even though he was second in power, […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

October 1 Read Genesis 41:25-36 In a study of history one idea must stand out. That is that the sovereign God is in control of all things. This we see in this passage. We read in verse 25, “God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do.” Twice more in these eleven verses we […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

June 1 Read Genesis 9:18-24 After the tremendous salvation God had wrought for Noah and his family, we are reminded that this is only a picture of the salvation Christ wrought for the church, and will fully realize at His second coming. We see this as we see sin raise its ugly head into the […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

May 1 Read Genesis 1:1-8 In the beginning is the way the Bible and the book of Genesis begins. Some have declared the first part of this book not needed for the church of today. But this book of the Bible was given to the church of all ages to teach them about the beginning […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

March 1 Read Proverbs 25:15-20 People of God, do you know someone of a heavy heart? Have you tried to help them by speaking to them? Have you sent them a card, email, or letter? Have you called them up on the phone when you thought they needed some words from you? All of these […]

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Watching Daily At My Gates

February 1 Read Proverbs 19:1-7 Jesus in His last days on this earth told His disciples that they had the poor with them always. Now He was telling His disciples to focus on His death as the only way to salvation, but He was also directing them to a very important fact. The poor are […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God November 1 Read Proverbs 12:1-7 We are approximately two months into the school year, the catechism season, and for many, young people’s society. We would do well to heed the admonition found in verse 1. Do you love knowledge, young people? Are you applying yourselves […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God October 1 Read Proverbs 4:1-6 The next several chapters of Proverbs consist of instructions from a father to his son. Now this was a special father. He was the wisest man to walk upon the face of the earth excluding Christ. The main theme of […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God  August 1 Read Psalm 147:1-11 Psalm 147:1-3 We continue with the group of Psalms which exhort us to praise Jehovah. These three verses have three parts. First of all, we are exhorted to praise Jehovah. This should be our goal with anything and everything that […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God July 1 Read I Samuel 19:18-21 Psalm 143:9-10 In verse ten we have the words, “Teach me to do thy will.” We should all take heed to these words and make them part of our daily prayers. By nature we do not wish to do […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign, Covenant God June 1 Read Psalm 139:1-12 Psalm 139:1-3 A well-known truth is “God is everywhere!” What is our reaction to such a profound statement? Do we, like David, comprehend the whole of its meaning? Do we want to know its meaning? There are three ways in […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God March 1 Read Psalm 119:145-152 Psalm 119:151-152 What a blessed truth we read in the verse 151! To know God is near is utmost comfort for the child of God. No matter what may come upon us we have the blessed assurance that our God […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God February 1 Read Psalm 119:81-88 Psalm 119:87-88 Are there times in which you feel no help from any side? Do the cares of the world press in upon you? The Psalmist felt those concerns. Moved by the Holy Spirit, he was able to not forsake […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God January 1 Read Psalm 119:25-32 Psalm 119:25-26 Today is the beginning of the year 2000. How many of us thought that we would see this day? Now that we are here, what must we do? We must do what we have been called to do […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God December 1 Read Psalm 117 Psalm 117:1 This is the shortest Psalm, but what a multitude of truths we can find in it. We read the word praise in the first verse twice. This is significant for us because as God’s people we are called […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God September 1 Read Jeremiah 14:1-9 Psalm 106:7-8 After reading these two verses, do we have any doubts about the mercy of Jehovah? Israel had sinned greatly yet He saved them. Our sins mount up against us day by day, yet God takes them all away […]

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The Song of Zion

August 1 Read Psalm 104:19-29 Psalm 104:19 On the fourth day of creation, God placed the sun and the moon in the heavens. As this verse indicates this was not only for light, but also to mark the passing of time. The world is concerned with the passing of this millennium and the entrance into […]

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The Divinity of Christ

Recently I received a letter concerning the correctness of a devotional that I wrote for April 23, 1999. I appreciated the letter because first of all I never wish to incorrectly represent the cause of God and His Son. Secondly, I appreciate it because this helps me to know that I am not writing to […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God May 1 Read Psalm 93 Psalm 93:1-2 Do you confess that Jehovah is from everlasting? Do you acknowledge Him as king? These two verses are full of absolute statements. We need to acknowledge such absolutes and then live out of them. When we do this, […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God April 1 Read Psalm 90 Psalm 90:1 It is thought that Moses penned the words of this Psalm as a prayer for Israel just before his death. If this is so, then think of the volumes it speaks about the goodness of Jehovah. Moses had […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God March 1 Read Psalm 89:1-7 Psalm 89:1 This Psalm contains many of God’s attributes. The first one is His mercy. God’s mercy is worth singing about. By His mercy He has taken a poor wretched sinner and made Him fit for heaven. Without His mercy […]

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The Song of Zion

A Psalter-Psalm Devotional of Praise to Our Sovereign Covenant God  December 1 Read Psalm 76 Psalm 76:1-3 Notice the four names for the church of God found in the first two verses. It is a great comfort to us that God is in our midst. With Him we do not need to fear anything any […]

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