A Bar of Steel – Streams in the Desert 10/24

“I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument” (Isa. 41:15).
A bar of steel worth five dollars, when wrought into horseshoes, is worth ten dollars. If made into needles, it is worth three hundred and fifty dollars; if into… Continue reading

When God Says No – Streams in the Desert 10/23

“There hath not failed one word of all his good promise” (1 Kings 8:56).
Some day we shall understand that God has a reason in every NO which He speaks through the slow movement of life. “Somehow God makes up… Continue reading

Not of the Extraordinary – Streams in the Desert 10/22

“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside, of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord… Continue reading

Ready to Move – Streams in the Desert 10/21

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Cor.5:1).
The owner of the tenement which I have occupied… Continue reading

Cushion of the Sea – Streams in the Desert 10/20

“And the peace of God, which transcends all our powers of thought, will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7) (Weymouth).
There is what is called the “cushion of the sea.” Down beneath… Continue reading

Impressions – Streams in the Desert 10/19

“The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them” (Num. 10:33).
God does give us impressions, but not that we should act on them as impressions. If the impression be from God, He will Himself give sufficient evidence… Continue reading

Delayed – Streams in the Desert 10/18

“Know of a surety that thy seed shall be sojourners in a land that is not theirs; . . . they shall afflict them four hundred years; . . . and afterward they shall come out with great substance” (Gen.… Continue reading

He Refines Them – Streams in the Desert 10/17

“God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Gal. 6:14).
They were living to themselves; self with its hopes, and… Continue reading

Satan’s Tools – Streams in the Desert 10/16

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and, let us run with patience the race that is set before us” (Heb. 12:1).
There are weights which are not sins in themselves, but… Continue reading

Broken Things – Streams in the Desert 10/15

“By reason of breakings they purify themselves” (Job 41:25).
God uses most for His glory those people and things which are most perfectly broken. The sacrifices He accepts are broken and contrite hearts. It was the breaking down of Jacob’s… Continue reading

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. — Proverbs 9:10 (KJV)
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