Daily Treasure

Love to Our Neighbor

If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.

~ Jas 2:8

Love lays its own advantage by
To seek its neighbour’s good;
So God’s own Son came down to die,
And bought our lives with blood.

Love is the grace that keeps its power
In all the realms above;
There faith and hope are known no more
But saints for ever love.

Daily Wisdom

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

~ 1 John 1:9

Has the Lord made sin your burden? Has he ever made you feel guilty before him? Has he ever pressed down your conscience with a sight and sense of your iniquities, your sins, your backslidings? And does the Lord draw, from time to time, honest, sincere, unreserved confession of those sins out of your lips? What does the Holy Spirit say to you? What has the blessed Spirit recorded for your instruction, and for your consolation? “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins.”

Not merely on a footing of mercy; still less because you confess them. It is not your confessing them, but it is thus—your confessing them is a mark of divine light; your confessing them springs from the work of grace upon your heart. If, then, you possess divine life, if you have grace in your soul, you are a child of God, Jesus obeyed for you—Jesus suffered for you—Jesus died for you—Jesus has put away your sin. And, therefore, you being a child of God, and Jesus having done all these things for you, God is now “faithful” to his promise that he will receive a confessing sinner; and “just” to his own immutable and truthful character. And thus, from justice as well as mercy, from faithfulness as well as compassion, he can, he will, and he does—pardon, forgive, and sweetly blot out every iniquity and every transgression of a confessing penitent.

Evening Prayer

Deuteronomy 4:29; 1 Chronicles 16:10-11; Isaiah 32:17

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You

I pray that you will put God first in every aspect of your life. May you seek to carry out His will for your relationships, your finances, your work and even your health. May you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul, believing that when you seek Him wholeheartedly, you will surely find Him. I pray that you will put God at the center of every aspect of your life, and that you will enjoy peace, quietness and confidence forever.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Would Be Nothing

If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.

~ 1 Corinthians 13:2 [NLT]

We often think if only I were more witty, if I had more intelligence, if I were more attractive, my life would be much different. If we actually matched our ideal qualities but failed to grow a love for others, it would all be pointless. Paul even says if he had all the faith in the world, he would be nothing if he didn’t love others. Do you spend more time thinking about self-improvement or on growing your love for others more?

Evening Prayer

Proverbs 29:11; Ephesians 4:26; James 1:20-21

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You

May your heart be free from anger, but instead be filled with love and compassion, for anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires for you. I pray that the compassion of God – slow to anger and abounding in love – be evident in your life. May you, therefore, not give full vent to your anger but learn to control your temper. I pray that you will not harbor resentment for this will give the devil a foothold over you. May you rid your heart of any form of anger or bitterness, and fill it with God’s abounding love.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.