“Wilt thou not revive us again; that thy people may rejoice in thee?”  Psalms 85:6

The Revivalist

The Revivalist

A PUBLICATION OF BRO. GROVER T. LAIRD

1966

2020

THOUGHTS FROM SCRIPTURE

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July 2020 Thoughts From Scripture


Thoughts From The Scriptures

It would take a lot of love for a person to die for someone else. This would especially be true if that person was unlovable, was a good friend to almost everyone else,  and it was known  in advance that they would never show very little appreciation for it– "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)

If we ever have a feeling that no one cares for us, we are so wrong– "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." (1 Peter 5:7)

While it normally seems difficult for us to cast all of our cares upon the Lord, but when we think a little, it really shouldn’t. These problems can really get heavy when we try to carry them alone. Also, we are sure to get more relief from our problems when we cast them upon the Lord, than when we struggle along with them by ourselves– "Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." (Psalms 55:22)

Some of the greatest things that ever take place in our life come after a long, deep, dark valley– "Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby."    (Hebrews 12:11)

We are taught to remember our fellow-Christian during their trials and adversities–  "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body." (Hebrews 13:3) Our prayers is one of the best ways to remember them. We all hear many request for prayers. I am afraid, however, that many of us fail to respond. Praying for the physical and Spiritual well being of others is a great ministry. If we are looking for a place to serve, that field is wide open– "Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God." (Colossians 4:12)

Paul endured much suffering as he went forth carrying out the work God called him to do. However, the results were great– "For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;"  (1 Thessalonians 1:9)  

Most of us have been able to miss the trials Paul went through. Could this have something to do with our missing the results that he experienced? Notice his own words: "Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day." (1 Corinthians 4:11-13)  


Grover Laird