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By J.R. Miller

20 November 2017

Morning Thoughts for Every Day of the Year

LUKE 13:22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

JESUS was always going about doing good. He did a great many miracles, but there is reason to believe that, for every miracle He wrought, He performed a thousand little common kindnesses. Our verse for the day tells the story of we know not how many of these little kindnesses as He went through the hamlets and country places. No doubt each of the villages through which He passed was enriched by His coming. He left sicknesses healed, sorrows comforted, homes brightened, children blessed. For weeks and months the people would talk about His visit and the kindnesses He wrought.

Sometimes Jesus would take a long journey just to help one person. For example, His visit to Nain was made for the purpose of meeting a mother on her way to the grave with the body of her only son. He met the funeral procession and restored the boy to his mother. We should be ready to go leagues just to wipe away a tear or give relief to a sufferer.

EVENING: WHY ALWAYS PEOPLES FAULTS

WE are all very much alike in this world as it regards faults and failings. We all have plenty of them. Each one of us has at least enough of his own to make him very modest in pointing out those of his neighbour. The trouble is, however, that most of us have eyes so constructed or so adjusted as to see the faults of others much more clearly than our own. It is not hard to get almost anybody started at criticising others and pointing out their infirmities. What a pity it is that we have not eyes for the beautiful things in others! What a relief it would be to hear everybody you meet speaking in commendation of his neighbours and praising their virtues! Would it not be worth while to try to turn the tides of talk into this new channel for a time?


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Verse for the Week

November 19 & 26 - The End of the World

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 2 Peter 3:10