Pilgrim's Path Daily

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

DAILY BIBLE PROMISE

** God put His Cross where His Mouth Was - all along! ** Today's Bible Promise is ... "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming." 1 Jn 2:28

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

MORNING

He will rest in his love.

T HE LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the LORD loved you.--We love him, because he first loved us.--You . . . hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.

Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.--God commendeth his love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.--Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.--His Son . . . who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

ZEPH. 3. 17. De. 7. 7, 8.--1 John 4. 19.--
Col. 1. 21, 22. 1 John 4. 10. Ro. 5. 8.
Mat. 3. 17.--John 10. 17.--He. 1. 2, 3.


EVENING

A new and living way.

C AIN went out from the presence of the LORD.--Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you.--Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.

I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.--Our Saviour Jesus Christ, . . . hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

The way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing.--He is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.--The veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.

Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.--Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

HEB. 10. 20. Ge. 4. 16.--Is. 59. 2.--
He. 12. 14. John 14. 6.--2 Ti. 1. 10.
He. 9. 8.--Ep. 2. 14.--Mat. 27. 51.
Mat. 7. 14.--Ps. 16. 11.

Thanks to the Restoration Movement for this wonderful online service!

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES - (365 Bible Names & Titles for God)

GOD'S BIBLE NAMES 6/6
"THE DAYSPRING FROM ON HIGH"

Luke 1:78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, {tender...: or, bowels of the mercy} {dayspring: or, sunrising, or, Branch}

Zacharis is inspired as his soul goes forth to speak of the coming of the Messiah. It has been suggested that the glory of the sunrise was breaking over the hills surrounding Jerusalem and the golden glory lighted up the horizon as his lips breathed the words inspired by the Spirit of God, "Dayspring from on High!" Perhaps the morning glory brought to the mind of Zacharis the message of Isaiah, "Arise, shine, for thy light is come and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee."

Before we take up our daily tasks, let us turn our eyes to the heavens with grateful hearts and let the Holy Spirit flood our souls with the glory of the Risen, Coming Christ. Amen.

DAILY THANKSGIVING

Ps 107:22
"And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing."

IMAGINE THAT! - 90 seconds on NEW scientific discoveries

Strain 121 --
Next time you walk on the sea floor, watch out for "black smoker" vents. They spew out water as hot as five hundred seventy-two degrees! CLICK HERE


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'MY LAST WORDS WERE ... '

Why??????

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

Baby Bats --
One wild animal usually rests hanging upside down, but, at times, the female finds it helpful to turn the other way around. Tiptoe through a maternity ward! CLICK HERE


For the archive page, -- CLICK HERE

FOTO TOTO?

PERFECTION!

Natural perfection is never 'perfect', by some standards. That is, it is rarely perfect in symmetry, or perhaps proportions. In fact there are many art forms and cultures which prefer natural imperfections - and make every attempt to emulate them by hand!

However, 'perfect' IS as WAS-INTENDED. That is, what God Intended in a particular creation - when Mirrored BY that creature - IS PERFECTION! So Perfection (from God's Point of View) means, 'As-Intended-So-Manifested'.

We see God's most sublime Expression of His Perfection in His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus Was (Is) precisely what His Father Intended, Wanted, Purposed, Planned, Appointed and had in-Mind! And Jesus says as much - repeatedly. Therefore, we are to LOOK unto Jesus, Who Is Author of our Faith and Finisher of our Fate. And as we do, we SEE God's Perfection Mirrored in Him.

God makes no mistakes. But God's Creation - being Perfect as He Intended - includes flaws. Sin was not INTENDED by God as man's end. But Christ WAS/IS/WILL BE - forever. God said, "LIVE!" - and He MEANT it! That death temporarily contradicted God's 'Prime-Directive' only serves to expand and enlarge the Value and Grace of God's Love for man (and proves Lucifer the Eternal Fool that he Is!).

When Jesus Commands us to 'Be Perfect!', He is Mandating our spiritual Maturity (in-Christ) so that we might Reflect our Father in Heaven even as He Did (Does). By this Means He 'brings many Sons unto GLORY!' - as it is Written. When we SEE Him as He truly IS - and that we are LIKE HIM - then we will more fully Know and appreciate just what God has Meant by "Perfect and Holy" all along!

DAILY HYMN (LYRICS & MUSIC)



OUT OF THE DEEP I CALL

Out of the deep I call,
To Thee, O Lord, to Thee,
Before Thy throne of grace I fall;
Be merciful to me.

Out of the deep I cry,
The woeful deep of sin,
Of evil done in days gone by,
Of evil now within.

Out of the deep of fear
And dread of coming shame;
All night till morning watch is near
I plead the precious Name.

Lord, there is mercy now,
As ever was, with Thee,
Before Thy throne of grace I bow;
Be merciful to me.

Thanks to the Cyber Hymnal for this wonderful online service!

'SOUL FOOD' - an audio-book by G.D. Watson - Ch. 29 of 32

Chapter 29 - "OUR NEED OF HUMILITY"
-- G.D. Watson lived in England, in the early part of the 1900's --




No grace is more befitting to us as human beings than that of perfect humility. As a race, we are the weakest, and poorest, and blindest of any order of intelligences we know of. Our bodies are made out of dust, our breath is in our nostrils, and our spiritual and mental nature is depraved. We have the weakness of the earth, the infirmities of the animals, and the depravity of the demons. We come in the world the most helpless of all creatures. Surely, if there is any race of beings in the universe that have any right to pride and vanity, we are not that race, and it is only a species of insanity that begets in us any degree of pride. In order to see my need of boundless humility, let me look at my nothingness. All creatures around me excel me in some one or more particulars. There is hardly an animal, or bird, or insect, that cannot in some particular excel me, either in speed or motion, or beauty of song, or hardiness, or docility, or some trait, which makes me as a creature feel my inferiority. And when I look on the members of my race, I can not find one who does not excel me in some gift, or talent, or grace, or skill, or advantage, or combination of gifts. The worst of my fellows have in them some natural traits - it may be a softness in the eye, or a sweetness in the voice, or a force of will, or a grace of motion, or a teachableness of mind, or relative disposition to goodness - which surpass me; or they have sinned against less light, under worse temptations, and have had less advantages than ever I had.

I have often read this in books, but the time has come when I feel it to be true. When the Holy Spirit shows us our nothingness, it is so easy for us to find thousands about us who are superior to ourselves, and under His illumination we can find something to love and to admire in all our fellow-creatures.

Another reason why I should be perfectly humble, is because I never lived a day that I have not been a tax to somebody. From the day I was born some of my fellow-beings have had to nurse me, or to cook, or to wash for me, or to wait on me; and as the years have gone by, how many untold millions of services have been rendered to a poor worm like me by thousands and thousands of my fellow- beings! In all these years, how many attentions of kindness have I received, how many gifts of love, how many kind words, how many earnest prayers have ascended for me, how many services to the needs of my body, my mind, my spirit, my temporal and intellectual and religious matters! And how many times have I wounded my friends, and grieved those who loved me most, and disappointed the hopes of many! Perhaps I have never lived a day that I have not caused somebody more or less pain, or anxiety, or trouble. My manners have been unpleasant, my voice harsh, my words unwise, my acts open to criticism, my best deeds have had flaws in them, or attended be some infirmity which rendered them less potent than they should have been. In the midst of such facts, for me to have one atom of pride, or self-esteem, or resentment, or coolness, or hard feeling toward any of my fellows, would be a gross barbarism. And then, when I think of the grief I have been to my Guardian Angel, and the loved ones in heaven who perhaps look down upon me all the time; and over and above all this, when I think of the grief I have caused my blessed Jesus, and heavenly Father, and the Holy Spirit, surely nothing so benefits me as to sink always in my own nothingness. All pride of any form or degree springs from self-esteem and over-estimate of ourselves. Could we always remember our true nothingness and inferiority, we should never be angry at any creature, we should never say that we have been injured or wronged by anybody, we should never be unkind or severe or impatient with the faults of others, we should never feel hurt at the conduct of another towards us

If we sink constantly into our nothingness and the perfect will of God, it is impossible for anybody or anything on earth to do us a real damage. ["You can't hurt a dead-man!" Col 3:3] Strictly speaking, no one in the universe can do us any harm but ourselves. What may seem to be a mean treatment that any human being can give us, if accepted in absolute self-abnegation, and taken as from the loving hand of God, will inevitably work for our good. Our nothingness is the fortress in which we should hide; around that fort our heavenly Father places His omnipotence as a wall, and no event or any act of others can penetrate that wall and reach us, without passing through the Divine will. Perfect humility is the doorway into the deepest peace, the greatest deadness to self and to the world; it is the condition of our sweetest union with divine nature. Whenever anything occurs that is painful, or disagreeable, or seemingly injurious, or damaging to our souls or bodies or property, let us at once consider our nothingness and utter demerit, and, from that standpoint, grace will flow into us, and give us strength to endure all things with a meekness and a love which will crown the soul with victory. True humility is not a spasmodic virtue which can be received as a mere blessing once for all, but we must study to be humble, make it a habit of the mind, and determine by the aid of Divine grace to always put ourselves at the bottom. It is an experience which we are to grow in. Wesley wrote to Asbury that he studied to be little and lowly. No wonder God could so mightily use him; while others are studying to be great and pushing their own interests, let us really desire to be like Jesus, keep always in our thoughts how to renounce ourselves, and sacrifice ourselves for God and the welfare of others. The more thoroughly we humble ourselves, the more truly God is exalted, for Christ is glorified in us just in proportion as we do not seek our own. When self is always renounced, then the joy of God becomes a continual experience in the heart.

WORSHIP & DEVOTIONAL MUSIC


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

DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

Pr 12:6
"The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,
but the mouth of the upright delivers men."

PODCAST - DAILY AUDIO DEVOTIONALS

DAILY POEM

ON DEATH:
"How well he fell asleep! Like some proud river, widening toward the sea;
"Calmly and grandly, silently and deep - life joined eternity!"

--Samuel T. Coleridge

DAILY BIBLE PROVERB

When man won't 'wear' God's Mystery, he 'dons' his own flesh!

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

Today's 'Art Media SELECTION' is: Animal THIEVES! An hilarious VIDEO of al sorts of animals stealing all sorts of this from people!

--- CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE:

Thanks to YOUTUBE.COM for this video clip.

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Simply post a COMMENT on this article.

NOTABLE QUOTES (Various Authors)

"It has been said that 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing!'; - so, a man reading the Bible without the divine inspiration of the Author Who wrote it is usually misguided.

If the Bible was God-Breathed (Inspired), so was man originally (Gn 2:7) - and if God's Word is Alive, as it says it is, then, as the Manna, or Bread from Heaven it is, it must be Blessed, Broken and Breathed into man by God alone - or it cannot be truly Digested!"

--Dennis Rideout

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

Green Capital --
A growing number of cities are striving to become more sustainable, cutting pollution and saving energy and taxpayer dollars. CLICK HERE


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'NOW I LAY ME DOWN ... '

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

Lord, my life with You has been a long journey - over many years.

You have Graced me with Your Presence, Protection, Provision and even Your Plan and Purpose from time to time. Through it all, You have made me Love You - more and more.

Your kindness has humbled me. Thank You.