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APRIL 23

 

That on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart,

having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patienceóLuke 8:15.

 

 Everyone who will be a sacrificer must of necessity be meek, humble, teachable, else very shortly he will get out of the way. He must also learn to develop the grace of the Lord along the line of patience, because it certainly requires patience to deny ourselves and to submit at times to injustice where there is no proper means of avoiding it without doing injury to the Lordís cause or to some of His people. It also implies a cultivation of brotherly  kindness and, in a word, the development of the whole will of God in our hearts and lives, namely, love, which must be attained in a large and overcoming measure ere we shall have completed our work of sacrificing.

 

 

Parallel passages: Job 23:11,12;  Psa. 119:11,129; Luke 11:28; Acts 17:11; Matt. 13:23; John 8: 31; 14: 21; 15: 5, 8; Jas. 1: 22, 25; Heb. 3:14; Rom. 2:7; Heb. 10:36; 12:1; 4:2;  l.Pet. 2:1, 2; Psa. 1:1-3; Col. 1: 6, 10.