Jottings – Righteousness & Peace Kiss

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Commenting on Psalm 85:10 “For ‘truth,’ which required death (Gen. 2:17), and ‘mercy,’ which can think of nothing but life and blessing, are here together. Death is endured according to truth, and the culprit given life and liberty according to mercy. ‘Righteousness’ also kisses ‘peace,’ and ‘peace’ kisses ‘righteousness.’ Instead of being offended at each other’s presence, they welcome each other. For righteousness is more than honoured by that which He who makes peace offers to it on the cross; and peace is deeply satisfied, when it sees that it can publish itself to sinners on so sure a title as honoured and accomplished righteousness. And all these glories will shine in consistent beauty in that kingdom which this wondrous cross introduces. All is harmony where all was strife before.”

 

J.G. Bellett, Short Meditations On The Psalms; electronic ed. accessed on 5/19/14 here: http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/bellett/Psalms.html#a85

 

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Jottings – Lost Peace Found

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Commenting on Romans 15:33 “God alone can preserve peace. Backslider! hast thou lost it? Go and seek it again of God. Christian! is thy peace marred? Go to God, and he can say to every doubt, ‘Lie down doubt,’ and to every fear, ‘Begone.’ He can speak to every wind that can blow across thy soul, and can say, ‘Peace, be still;’ for he is the God of peace, since he preserves it. Trust in him.”

 

C. H. Spurgeon, “The God of Peace,” in The New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, Vol. I. Originally preached on November 4, 1855. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1855), p. 374.

 

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Jottings – The Peace Of God

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Commenting on Phil. 4:6-7:

 

“But this I cannot do for myself. I may tell myself over and over that I will not worry, will not fret, but my thoughts, like untamed horses with the bit in their teeth, if I may use such an illustration, seem to run away with me. Or, like an attacking army, they crowd into the citadel of my mind, and threaten to overwhelm me. But God, Himself, by the Holy Spirit, has engaged to so garrison my mind, and so protect my restless heart, that my thoughts shall neither run away with me, nor yet overwhelm me. Every thought will be brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Thus I shall enjoy the peace of God, a peace beyond all human comprehension, as I leave my burdens where faith delights to cast every care, at the feet of Him who, having not withheld His own Son, has now declared that through Him He will freely give me all things. In this I can rest, for He cannot deny Himself.”

H.A. Ironside, Notes on the Epistle to the Philippians. Loizeaux Brothers: Neptune, NJ, 1922, pp. 112f.

 

 

 

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Jottings – The Quiet Resting Place

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The person of Jesus is the quiet resting-place of his people, and when we draw near to him in the breaking of the bread, in the hearing of the word, the searching of the Scriptures, prayer, or praise, we find any form of approach to him to be the return of peace to our spirits.

C.H. Spurgeon, Morning and Evening: Daily Readings. Complete and unabridged; New modern edition. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2006. Dec. 9, p.m.

 

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His Gospel’s Effect: Lesson 20

Road Romans 16Avoid self-serving people that cause divisions Romans 16:17-20

How great to see saints working together! But you do need to realize that there are people that try to cause trouble.

Some people will claim they are serving the Lord but they really are serving themselves. They are feeding their belly by getting people to follow them.

A real servant of the Lord will be like Christ who gave Himself to bless others. A Christ-like servant will not try to get attention for himself. He wants the Lord Jesus to get all the honor. A true servant of the Lord will not try to get people to follow him by causing disputes among the saints.

So stay away from people that try to divide saints so that they get glory and gain for themselves. Avoid people who try to get attention for themselves. Satan likes to stir up trouble this way. God likes to see saints at peace as they all enjoy the Lord Jesus Christ. May His grace be with you as you

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His Gospel’s Effect: Lesson 13

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Scripture: Romans 12:14-13:14

Be peaceful and submissive to authority Romans 12:14-13:7

In the Lord you can be peaceful, honest, patient and submissive. You do not need to prove yourself to be something special. All your value comes from God’s love for you!

So do not try to be

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Jottings – The Peace Of God

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God certainly did not answer Paul’s requests as Paul intended. But God did answer, and he answered exactly as Paul indicates in his words about prayer to the Philippians. He answered by giving Paul peace. Paul knew God’s peace even in the most difficult of earthly circumstances, and he writes out of these circumstances to tell us also to make requests of God, our heavenly Father.

Commenting on Philippians 4:6-7. James Montgomery Boice, Philippians: An Expositional Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000, p.243.

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