Pilgrim's Path Daily

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "And this is the promise that he hath promised us, [even] eternal life." 1 Jn 2:25

'DAILY LIGHT ON THE DAILY PATH' (circa. 1875)

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MORNING

Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit
the kingdom prepared for you from
the foundation of the world.

F EAR not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.--Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?--Heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

The Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me.--God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.--There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.--He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

MAT. 25. 34. Lu. 12. 32.--Ja. 2. 5.--
Ro. 8. 17. John 16. 27.--He. 11. 16.
Re. 21. 7.--2 Ti. 4. 8.--Phi. 1. 6.


EVENING

Riches are not for ever: and doth the
crown endure to every generation?

S URELY every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.--Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.--Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.--We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.--To him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.--There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.--A crown of glory that fadeth not away.



PRO. 27. 24. Ps. 39. 6. Col. 3. 2.--
Mat 6. 19-21. 1 Co. 9. 25.--2 Co. 4. 18.--
Pr. 11. 18.--2 Ti. 4. 8.--1 Pe. 5. 4.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

DAILY THANKSGIVING

KEEPING ME OUT OF TROBLE:

Lord, Job was a very Righteous man - yet he said all this: "I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came. (3:26) Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. (5:7) Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. (14:1)" -

I realize just how prone all mortals are to such a variety of troubles - and just how easily this can occur - to any of us. How many speeding tickets, or moving violations SHOULD I have received - and did not?

How many temptations that would have landed me in jail, if caught, have you helped me avoid? The list goes on & on for any honest and observant soul. How many diseases and catastrophes of all sorts have I been spared? Thank You Lord!

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

A new reality show has people glued to their screens. You won’t find this show in your nightly lineup, though. -- CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

(To a teacher after receiving a bad grade:) "Well, it's just NOT FAIR, I tell you - I deserve a better grade than that!"

Mt 12: 36, 37
"But I say unto you, That every idle (careless) word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned."

NATURE WATCH - 90 seconds on natural wonders

This small arctic grouse, which changes its plumage from brown to white to suit the season, is the state bird of Alaska. -- CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

FOTO TOTO?

LOSS!

Mortality is all about loss! Some losses are more devastating than others. If you have never lost a brother, sister, parent, dear friend, child, home, business, career, marriage or anything else so dear to you that you have bound-up your identity with it - then you may not (yet) know JUST how much a loss can hurt!

The loss of eyesight, hearing, ability to walk or talk - or any other debilitating illness - the loss of vibrant health - is catastrophic. But sooner or later - EVERY soul WILL experience a radical 'cutting-off' (circumcision). To be mortal means that we will all (soon) lose everything - in the end!

How we MANAGE our losses determines our maturity. Do we pout - throw tantrums - blame others - 'faint', or surrender to utter depression - withdraw and become so hardened inside that we eventually accuse God? Job's wife got so fed up with his Sufferings at the Hand of God (that's right, it was GOD Who "destroyed Job without cause", see Job 2:3), that she actually encouraged him to get it over with - to curse God - so he could simply die!

Mortality is SCHOOL. And losses are a primary Lesson. We have the Opportunity to become Overcomers - to turn our losses into spiritual Victories - in-Christ. In fact, this is not optional for ANY New Creature in-Christ (see 1Jn 5:4).

I have no idea of (cannot relate to) what it must be like for a person to go through a fire. It is so permanent, sudden - final! But then so is earthquake, flood, hurricane or tornado - or simply the collapse of a public building. These things happen daily. There is no way to prepare for such sudden terrors - though we are Exhorted by God not to FEAR 'sudden panic" (see Pr 3:25).

So we Walk BY Faith in God. And Trust that what He Allows, He will also Enable us to Endure - WITH Him! And as we Learn these spiritual Lessons at His Instruction (Orchestration, or Engineering) - we GROW in His Stature and Providence - and thus Honor God with our mortality.

Lord, we thank You for Your Guidance, Instruction and Supervision in all we do.

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



AT THE NAME OF JESUS


At the Name of Jesus, every knee shall bow,
Every tongue confess Him King of glory now;
’Tis the Father’s pleasure we should call Him Lord,
Who from the beginning was the mighty Word.

Mighty and mysterious in the highest height,
God from everlasting, very light of light:
In the Father’s bosom with the spirit blest,
Love, in love eternal, rest, in perfect rest.

At His voice creation sprang at once to sight,
All the angel faces, all the hosts of light,
Thrones and dominations, stars upon their way,
All the heavenly orders, in their great array.

Humbled for a season, to receive a name
From the lips of sinners unto whom He came,
Faithfully He bore it, spotless to the last,
Brought it back victorious when from death He passed.

Bore it up triumphant with its human light,
Through all ranks of creatures, to the central height,
To the throne of Godhead, to the Father’s breast;
Filled it with the glory of that perfect rest.

Name Him, brothers, name Him, with love strong as death
But with awe and wonder, and with bated breath!
He is God the Savior, He is Christ the Lord,
Ever to be worshipped, trusted and adored.

In your hearts enthrone Him; there let Him subdue
All that is not holy, all that is not true;
Crown Him as your Captain in temptation’s hour;
Let His will enfold you in its light and power.

Brothers, this Lord Jesus shall return again,
With His Father’s glory, with His angel train;
For all wreaths of empire meet upon His brow,
And our hearts confess Him King of glory now.


Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

PODCAST - DAILY DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS

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CHRISTIAN STUDY RESOURCES

'How to understand Scripture!'

from Spurgeon’s sermon, "The Golden Key of Prayer"

(This gem is primarily for anyone who teaches the bible)

John saw a book in the right hand of him that
sat on the throne -- a book sealed with seven
seals which none was found worthy to open or
to look thereon. What did John do? The book
was by-and-by opened by the Lion of the Tribe
of Judah, who had prevailed to open the book;
but it is written first before the book was opened,
"I wept much." Yes, and the tears of John which
were his liquid prayers, were, as far as he was
concerned, the sacred keys by which the folded
book was opened.

Brethren in the ministry, you who are teachers in
the Sunday school, and all of you who are learners
in the college of Christ Jesus, I beg you remember
that prayer is your best means of study!

like Daniel you shall understand the dream, and the
interpretation thereof, when you have sought unto
God; and like John you shall see the seven seals of
precious truth unloosed, after that you have wept much.

"Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up the voice
for understanding; if you do you seek her as silver,
and search for her as for hid treasures; then shall you
understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge
of God."

Stones are not broken, except by an earnest use of the
hammer; and the stone breaker usually goes down on
his knees. Use the hammer of diligence, and let the
knee of prayer be exercised, too, and there is not a
stony doctrine in Scripture which is useful for you
to understand, which will not fly into shivers under
the exercise of prayer and faith.

To have prayed well is to have studied well.

You may force your way through anything
with the leverage of prayer.

Thoughts and reasoning may be like the steel wedges
which may open a way into truth; but prayer is the lever
which forces open the iron chest of sacred mystery,
that we may get the treasure that is hidden therein for
those who can force their way to reach it.

Take care that you work with the mighty tool
of prayer, and nothing can stand against you.


Thanks to the GRACE GEMS WEBSITE for this wonderful, online service!

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC

DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 11:3
"The integrity of the upright shall guide them:
but the perverseness of transgressors (crookedness of the treacherous) shall destroy them."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

"Hold steady when the fires burn, when inner lessons come to learn -
And from this path there seems no turn; "Let Patience have her Perfect Work!"

--L.S.P.

DAILY AUDIO PODCAST

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DAILY PERSONAL PROVERB (--Dennis Rideout)

Unbelief rules the 'world'
...and the 'flesh' (or 'self')!

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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HEADLINES:
1790 John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States, was born in Charles City County, Va.

1847 U.S. forces led by Gen. Winfield Scott occupied the city of Veracruz after its Mexican defenders capitulated.

1867 The British Parliament passed the North America Act to create the Dominion of Canada.

1867 Baseball hall-of-famer Cy Young was born in Gilmore, Ohio.

1882 The Knights of Columbus was chartered in Connecticut.

1943 Rationing of meat, butter and cheese began during World War II.

1951 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for passing nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.

1962 Jack Paar hosted NBC's ''Tonight'' show for the final time.

1971 Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai massacre. (He spent three years under house arrest.)

1971 A jury in Los Angeles recommended the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers for the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders. The sentences were later commuted.

1974 Eight Ohio National Guardsmen were indicted on charges stemming from the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University. The guardsmen were later acquitted.

1992 Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton acknowledged experimenting with marijuana ''a time or two'' while attending Oxford University, adding, ''I didn't inhale and I didn't try it again.''

1999 The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 10,000 for the first time, at 10,006.78.

2002 Israel declared Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat an enemy and sent tanks and armored personnel carriers to fully isolate him in his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS TODAY:
Eric Idle (Monty Python fame) turns 63 years old today.

51 Earl Campbell Football hall-of-famer

38 Lucy Lawless Actress (''Xena: Warrior Princess'')

HISTORICAL MEMORIAL TRANSITIONS:
72 Pearl Bailey
3/29/1918 - 8/17/1990
American singer and entertainer

70 E. Power Biggs 3/29/1906 - 3/10/1977
English-born American organist

ART MEDIA WORTH MENTION (Selected Clips - Audio, Visual, Graphics)

Today's ART MEDIA SELECTION is a motion-graphic (computer-generated) illustration, 'HAND-OFF'. - Duration - continuous. - CHECK IT OUT! - CLICK HERE:

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NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"Jesus Christ is the only One Who has not only been on this earth, but beyond it!"

--Oswald Chambers

MUSIC APPRECIATION FOR TODAY


NOTE: Music files are kept on the server for 30 days, then deleted.

EARTHWATCH RADIO - a 2-minute audio podcast on earth-science world news

Endangered Ice Ecosystems. Scientists discover all kinds of things living in the Arctic ice, and some of them might become homeless in a warmer world. -- CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

'And if I should die before I wake .... '

Lord, bless all those folks that do not Know You, and cannot Communicate with You - that do not Hear Your Voice.

Please Convict them in such a Way that they will become hungry & thirsty for Your Peace.