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1 Peter 4, 17   2 comments

1 Peter 4

Above:  The Original Document

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

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Every forward religious movement begins in the church–in the heart of believers.  It is to them men look for leadership.

II.

Hence they must be begotten ready for the work.

(1)  They must lay the cause to heart, must be deeply concerned about it.  Else no one will pay the price.  They must see the needs–the work to be done, must get it on their hearts.

(2)  There must be a deep searching of heart to see if we are in such state as God can use us.  Sin, even hidden sin, will defeat God in our hearts and lives.  It will insulate our souls.

Hence judgment begins at the house of God.  God begins there and men look there.  Any wrong attitude or spirit in us must be repented of.  We must not be stumbling blocks.

(3)  Do we allow anything that does not please our Lord?  So what we think of Christ is important.  Can a holy Christ find pleasure in all we are and do?  Our unkind, unbrotherly attitudes and deeds?

(4)  Pray him to look into your heart and see if there is anything there that should not be.   Ps. 139, 23-24

Let the great forward movement begin in our hearts today and continue until it sweeps all around the world.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Psalms, Book V (Psalms 107-150)   1 comment

Psalms

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Psalm 110:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/willing-the-condition-of-power/

Psalm 113:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/god-our-mother/

Psalm 115:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/trust-in-the-lord-2/

Psalm 119:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/what-shall-i-do-with-the-bible/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/the-word-laid-up-in-the-heart/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/the-enrichment-of-life/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/the-place-of-the-college-today/

Psalm 122:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/an-exhortation-to-prayer/

Psalm 126:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/large-returns/

Psalm 127:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/character-building/

Psalm 138:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-promises-of-god/

Psalm 139:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/search-me-o-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/1-peter-4-17/

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Search Me, O God   1 comment

Ps. 139, 23-24

Man shrinks from introduction from self-examination, lest discomfort should result, but

1.  God knows him altogether.  He understands him afar off.  No matter when man dwells God knows every secret purpose.  He created him and has watched over him constantly.

2.  With Thy wonderful knowledge and understanding search me and know my heart.  “Try me and know my thoughts.”  Put me to the test.  “See if there be any wicked way in me.”  I want to be right while mercy may be had.

This is important to us as a church.  Would anything about us obstruct the Spirit’s power?  Are we non-conductors?  That we may be cleansed and fitted for helpful service!

3.  “And had me in the way everlasting.”  Rid my soul of all evil and lead me in the way of righteousness, that shall never perish.

I will follow Thy leading; do thou be the leader.  I do not know which way is best ; Thou art all-wise.

4.  Will you not heed His voice within you and seek Him?  If it is not well with Thy soul turn to Him now while He waits to be gracious.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted June 28, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 S-Z, Psalms

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