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 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.  Psalm 40:16


The Daily Nugget

March 16, 2018

Hebrews 6:19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;

Hebrews 11:6 tells us that it is impossible to please the Lord without faith.  Ephesians 2:8 says we are saved by grace through faith.  So faith is very very important.  The liberal easy believers say that we must have faith and believe, but the truth is that we cannot just have faith.  Faith is not some worked up religious feeling.  Faith is from the Lord.  Without the Lord giving such a great asset then it is impossible to acquire.  Our verse mentions “hope”.  Hope is a must in order for the child of God to be faithful to the Lord.  Our word “hope” here means to have complete confidence in the Lord.  In order for us to have complete confidence in the Lord then we must have this God-given faith.  You see God-given faith is that unmistakable proof that He is The Lord.  To have this faith in us is to have an unmistakable assurance of Him in us that He is our Lord and Saviour.  This is our “hope”.  This faith based hope is our complete confidence in the Lord.  It is this confidence that is the greatly desired blessed hope.  Hallelujah Amen!  So many so-called Christians are miserable today because their hope has no complete confidence.  Their hope is shaky and unsure.  Oh my friend, it is good to have a firm and assured hope in the Lord Jesus.  As our verse mentions, it is an anchor to our soul.  A physical anchor is a piece of equipment on a boat or ship that is firmly connected to the ship with a strong chain.  It is cast into the water and as the ship drags the anchor along the bottom of the ocean or lake the anchor soon hooks around a rock and holds the ship.  Oh dear friend, this hope in the Lord Jesus is our anchor.  We are steadfastly held in our faith by this anchor of hope within our soul.  The storms of life may push and pull us as circumstances attempt to disconnect us from this wonderful and powerful salvation in the Lord Jesus, BUT we soon feel the tug of that anchor that is firmly connected to the ship by the blood!  Hallelujah Amen!  That tug reveals the Spirit presence of the Lord within our soul.  Without His glorious presence tugging within our soul we would soon have doubt and confusion.  There is wonderful glory beyond the veil!  The Lord Jesus opened the access to the glory when He gave Himself on Calvary.  It is the blood atonement of Jesus that assures us our access to this glory.  Thank God for the blood of Jesus!  Thank God for the anchor!  Thank God for its tug within our soul!  I have great confidence in my Lord Jesus!  How about you?  Amen.  

March 15, 2018

Ephesians 1:1  Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

Our verse today is the very first verse of the book of Ephesians.  This particular book is a book that presents the great power of God’s grace.  Grace is explained so wonderfully in these few chapters.  A child of God who needs assurance of salvation can definitely find it tucked in these chapters.  A sinner who is looking for answers can most definitely find them staring him in the face here in these chapters.  But as I opened this book this morning and read the very first verse, a particular word stood up and made its presence known.  In verse 1 Paul is introducing himself as well as addressing his readers.  Ephesians is a personal letter.  It is written to a particular people.  First we see Paul introduces himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ.  Apostles are those men who were hand picked of Christ to represent Himself in miracles and power.  These men had actually laid eyes on Christ Himself.  Remember Paul’s Damascus road experience?  In introduction Paul is quick to acknowledge the assurance of his calling to be an apostle.  He was not ashamed of being a child of God.  Paul mentions in Romans, 2Cor. and 2Tim. that he is not ashamed of who he is and of whom he is serving.  We too must not be ashamed of our Lord Jesus Christ and of what position He has placed us.  Then we see that Paul addresses the letter to the saints which are at Ephesus.  He is writing this book to the Christians that are living in Ephesus and attending the church there in Ephesus.  But then we see he addresses these few wonderful chapters to a particular group of people that he himself did not even know.  He had not even met these people.  Is the matter of fact many of them were not even born yet.  There is a word that describes them here.  The “faithful” in Christ Jesus.  The faithful!  Are you faithful in the Lord Jesus??  Our word faithful here means to be trustworthy, trustful, believing, faithful, sure and true.  My friend, many times we allow our self to be selfish and self centered and we soon find our self unfaithful.  This powerful, life-changing book is written to the faithful.  No wonder there are times that we cannot seem to enjoy the power in God’s Word, it is because we are unfaithful.  Dear friend these 6 chapters are packed full of amazing, breath taking knowledge of grace and fuel for pure worship, but we can’t enjoy these great benefits unless we are faithful in Christ Jesus.  Determine to be faithful child of God.  Romans 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  Amen.

March 14, 2018

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

The Lord Jesus relays a relieving message to us here in these verses.  Have you ever dealt with a heavy burden in your life to the point that you can’t seem to determine the right direction to carry it?  Maybe you have carried it well to this point, but now you are stalled out.  You are at a crossroads.  You are just exhausted, mainly because you are going in circles.  Well my friend, the answer lies here in these two verses.  These are very familiar scriptures, probably so familiar that many times we overlook the power within them.  He addresses this message to those that labour and are heavy laden.  This message is not addressed to the lazy, slothful backslider.  It is to the child of God who is striving through life to reach the mark that the Lord has set for us. This person is attempting to fulfill their secular responsibilities and desires to fill their spiritual responsibilities.  Most of the time when we have overloaded ourselves we tend to back off on our spiritual responsibilities that we may complete the secular.  Bad mistake!  Actually this is backwards according to the will of the Lord.  It highly offends the Lord when we put this world before Him.  We tend to use the excuse that we can’t control our worldly responsibilities and we have to fulfill them.  We then will put God on the backburner with intentions on making it right later.  But rarely do we ever get it right.  So what’s the answer?  The answer is that we must surrender to the leadership of the Spirit.  If our life is not totally surrendered to the Lord’s guidance then we will rarely make the right choice when it comes to priorities.  Our verses lay out the plan of life so well.  First He says “come unto me”.  This is the same command as a parent saying “come here” to the child.  In other words, come up close to me so that I can give you some direction.  And yes, sometimes that means getting a spanking first, then the direction will be given.  He promises rest to those who are willing to obey this command.  He uses the comparison of two oxen yoked together for working the field.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me”.  This is a picture of a young inexperienced ox being yoked up with a mature and experienced ox.  The young ox has no choice but to go where the older ox goes.  If the younger ox will submit to the older ox then he will learn much.  He will learn when to go, where to go, how to go, and also when, where and how to stop, turn, slow and speed up.  His submission will cause his routine to become natural and actually fulfilling.  And at the end of the day he can head to the barn for some rest and a nice helping of grain.  Dear friend, you are killing yourself trying to juggle life by yourself.  Go to the Lord and get yoked up with Him.  Submit your everything to Him.  It is in Him that we set our priorities right.  It is in Him that we can fulfill life’s responsibilities in His will.  Life here is too short to be miserable.  Go with God.  Are you guilty of putting your spiritual responsibilities on the back burner as you attempt to complete secular?  Bad idea!  Yoke up with the Lord and He will see to it that you get rest.  Amen.     

March 13, 2018

Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Burdens are a part of this life.  We can attempt to dodge them and escape them, but there are certain burdens that we cannot avoid.  There are those burdens that we ourselves caused to come upon us because of our frivolous decisions.  We might even call these corrective troubles instead of trials.  But the burdens we will discuss are a load that is assigned to our life.  Actually the word “burden” here means an assigned or given load.  There are certain burdens that are arranged for us personally.  These are sent or allowed of the Lord for our spiritual good.  These burdens will grow us in His grace and mature us spiritually.  Many times we are guilty of attempting to avoid a burden that is vital to our maturity.  Dear friend, we must handle our burdens correctly.  Don’t waste that burden.  This heavy load that is upon you may just be the stepping stone to the next spiritual level in your life.  But it is so heavy!  It is so hard to carry!  I can’t do this!  All that is correct.  We cannot bear our burdens alone.  They are designed that way.  They are too heavy for a reason.  They are too stressful for a reason.  How many people do we know who is about to loose their mind because the burden is just too heavy.  They have strained, pushed and pulled till they are at their wits end.  Maybe this person is you.  We so often overlook the key to our burdens.  Notice our text.  We are commanded to “cast” the burden upon the Lord.  Cast means to throw upon.  If something is thrown then we have to let go of it.  The burden is still there but it is in a different set of hands.  A while back I had stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things.  Well, it is impossible to pick up a “few” things at the place where all the delicious food is sold.  As I checked out at the register, a young man who worked at the store asked if I needed help carrying my groceries to the truck.  I said; sure!  Now when I was younger and probably more stupid I would have said; no, I got this.  But I now realize that there are some loads that require some assistance.  Even though he assisted in carrying them to my truck, I still left with all my snacks… I mean my food.  Dear friend, those assigned burdens of life are for our good.  These burdens will help us.  BUT, we must realize that they are designed for assistance.  In the end, the burden will be ours and will be for our good.  We must be willing to allow Him to lighten the load.  The Lord is standing by our side this morning asking “may I assist you with that?”.  Here is what we say; Sure Lord, thank you!  Stop straining so much.  Cast thy burden upon the Lord.  By the way, why not allow Him to help carry the load; He’s headed to the same place you are anyway.  Amen. 

March 12, 2018

Acts 27:18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;  19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

This familiar scripture is the recording of Paul’s testimony of a great storm they went through.  This storm was a life threatening time for them.  As with us, storms will change our outlook on many things.  As we walk through this earthly life we get much involved with the happenings, appointments and obligations of this society.  If we are not careful we will find ourselves overloaded.  It is so easy to load our calendar with more obligations than we can possibly meet.  Before long we are stretched from can to can’t and our mind becomes frazzled.  Dear friend it is hard to serve the Lord the way we should with our life so packed full of secular obligations.  When this happens it is time for us to lighten our ship.  Many times we are so blinded by our earthly schedule that the Lord has to stir up a storm in our lives in order to force us to lighten the load.  In our text we find that the sailors of this ship were caught in a forceful situation.  Verse 18 says that they lightened the ship.  This would take a lot of unnecessary pressure off the ship.  This lightening of unneeded stuff would allow the ship to sail higher in the water therefore the waves from the storm would be further from the bow.  The higher the ship sailed the less water it would take on.  And we all know if the ship takes on too much water then it will sink.  My friend, are you taking on too much water?  Now notice verse 19; And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.  The next day they threw even more stuff overboard.  The storm continued to rage after the first unloading so this called for another evaluation of the load they were carrying.  Many times a storm of life will force us to unload some unnecessary stuff that fills our life.  But the storm continues to rage!  Maybe this is because the Lord requires even another unloading.  We are very picky in what we take off our schedule at the first of the storm, but as the storm continues we soon realize that the things we thought were very important are not so important at all.  My, my, what great advice these verses give us today.  Does your life need an unloading?  Are you so overloaded with secular obligations that you have no time for God?  Don’t wait for the storm to force you to unload.  Evaluate your schedule today.  Amen. 

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
Eph 2:8.

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