By Stephen Olford, Heather Olford
Late pastor Stephen Olford, referred to as "the preacher’s preacher" and a superb impression upon Billy Graham, was once simply twenty-two years outdated in 1940 whilst he started a special devotional research of the hot testomony. dwelling in Wales amidst the serious turmoil of global battle II, Olford began examining and writing each day and evening approximately every one bankruptcy from Matthew 1 via Revelation 22.
Nearly seventy years later and 4 years after his passing, Olford’s quiet time notes are accrued in According in your Word, a remarkably centred choice of 260 devotions which are uncommonly passionate, ancient, and certain to motivate all who will learn them now.
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The Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Matt. 8:20). He Was Lowly in What He Did. He sat and ate with sinners, identified Himself with all who were poor or diseased, and finally died a shameful death. Do that which is necessary, Lord, to keep me lowly in heart. ” – Matthew 12:34 It is interesting to note how many times the Lord charged those upon whom He had performed some miracle of healing not to publish the fact abroad. But in most cases, if not in all, it seems that the persons concerned could not control themselves.
What He did in each of these five cases recorded here, He can do in the life of any man. ” What joy the promise of my Savior: “You will see greater things than these” (John 1:50). EVENING READING: MATTHEW 10 “Do not worry about how or what you should speak. ” – Matthew 10:19-20 Personally, I feel that in these two verses is a principle that should always operate in public speaking. By that, I mean that the inference here is not exclusively for the servant of the Lord who is delivered up. Notice also, “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth” (Jer.
16:23). The apostle Paul, in writing to the young man Timothy, exhorted him thus: “Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear” (1 Tim. 5:20). Forgiving the Repentant. This is the outward or public forgiveness. That is to say, after rebuking a brother before the Lord, he should be forgiven; but the public expression of this must follow the trespasser's outward repentance. “Forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you” (Eph. 4:32). Lord, give me the courage to rebuke sin and the love to forgive the sinner.