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The Imitation of Christ

Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, or Thomas À Kempis as he is now known.
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Mar 26
Music on this page is from the Don Francisco site at
http://www.rockymountainministries.org/
This song is by Don Francisco
Album
The Package - Collection VolIII 2004
Song = Everything Is Possible


Mar 26

DIV align=center>P>1. Thoughts Helpful in the Life of the Soul

div align="center">p>1.12 The Value of Adversity

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IT IS good for us to have trials and troubles at times, forhey often remind us that we are on probation and ought not toope in any worldly thing. It is good for us sometimes to sufferontradiction, to be misjudged by men even though we do well andean well. These things help us to be humble and shield us fromainglory. When to all outward appearances men give us no credit,hen they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined toeek God Who sees our hearts. Therefore, a man ought to rootimself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolationsf men.

When a man of good will is afflicted, tempted, and tormentedy evil thoughts, he realizes clearly that his greatest need isod, without Whom he can do no good. Saddened by his miseries andufferings, he laments and prays. He wearies of living longer andishes for death that he might be dissolved and be with Christ.hen he understands fully that perfect security and completeeace cannot be found on earth.

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March 26-Morning {Daily Reading: #Jud 10:1-11:40} {Quick Study: #Ru 1:1-4:22}

"Jesus said unto them, If ye seek me, let these go their way." {#Joh 18:8}

Mark, my soul, the care which Jesus manifested even in his hour of trial, towards the sheep of his hand! The ruling passion is strong in death. He resigns himself to the enemy, but he interposes a word of power to set his disciples free. As to himself, like a sheep before her shearers he is dumb and opened not his mouth, but for his disciples’ sake he speaks with almighty energy. Herein is love, constant, self-forgetting, faithful love. But is there not far more here than is to be found upon the surface? Have we not the very soul and spirit of the atonement in these words? The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep, and pleads that they must therefore go free. The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom he stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of Egypt’s bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way." Out of slavery of sin and Satan the redeemed must come. In every cell of the dungeons of Despair, the sound is echoed, "Let these go their way," and forth come Despondency and Much Afraid. Satan hears the well known voice, and lifts his foot from the neck of the fallen; and Death hears it, and the grave opens her gates to let the dead arise. Their way is one of progress, holiness, triumph, glory, and none shall dare to stay them in it. No lion shall be on their way, neither shall any ravenous beast go up thereon. "The hind of the morning" has drawn the cruel hunters upon himself, and now the most timid roes and hinds of the field may graze at perfect peace among the lilies of his loves. The thunder cloud has burst over the Cross of Calvary, and the pilgrims of Zion shall never be smitten by the bolts of vengeance. Come, my heart, rejoice in the immunity which thy Redeemer has secured thee, and bless his name all the day, and every day.



And Also

March 26-Evening

"When he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels." {#Mr 8:38}

If we have been partakers with Jesus in his shame, we shall be sharers with him in the lustre which shall surround him when he appears again in glory. Art thou, beloved one, with Christ Jesus? Does a vital union knit thee to him? Then thou art today with him in his shame; thou hast taken up his cross, and gone with him without the camp bearing his reproach; thou shalt doubtless be with him when the cross is exchanged for the crown. But judge thyself this evening; for if thou art not with him in the regeneration, neither shalt thou be with him when he shall come in his glory. If thou start back from the black side of communion, thou shalt not understand its bright, its happy period, when the King shall come, and all his holy angels with him. What! are angels with him? And yet he took not up angels—he took up the seed of Abraham. Are the holy angels with him? Come, my soul, if thou art indeed his own beloved, thou canst not be far from him. If his friends and his neighbours are called together to see his glory, what thinkest thou if thou art married to him? Shalt thou be distant? Though it be a day of judgment, yet thou canst not be far from that heart which, having admitted angels into intimacy, has admitted thee into union. Has he not said to thee, O my soul, "I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness?" Have not his own lips said it, "I am married unto thee, and my delight is in thee?" If the angels, who are but friends and neighbours, shall be with him, it is abundantly certain that his own beloved Hephzibah, in whom is all his delight, shall be near to him, and sit at his right hand. Here is a morning star of hope for thee, of such exceeding brilliance, that it may well light up the darkest and most desolate experience.



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